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The Berkeley Wire: 01.22.16

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The It List: Five things to do this weekend in Berkeley

Habitot's Sand Zone at Alcatraz and Adeline: oodles of fun for children. Photo: Sandy Friedland
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SANDZONE FOR KIDS This weekend is the last chance for your kids to enjoy the one-week popup Sand Zone that Habitot created by transforming a 3,600 square foot parking lot at Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley into a giant sandbox to promote active play for children of all ages.  Habitot received a $32,000 grant to create the play area from the 50 Fund — the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee NFL Foundation and KaBoom! SandZone is open 10am-6pm, and on Friday from 10am-8pm. The 48’ x 48’ pop-up play zone features 1,152 cubic feet of sand, 6” deep, with rain protection. Caribbean and Filipino food trucks will sell food throughout the week, and each day is themed with Friday being “Luau Party,” Saturday is “Treasure Island,” and Sunday  is”Sand Castles.” Once it’s over, Habitot will distribute the SandZone materials to low-income preschools in the East Bay. SandZone is free and open to the public. Families may register at: sandzone.eventbrite.comContinue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.21.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.20.16

Berkeley Marina by Jar [o]. Photo taken Nov. 10, 2015

Berkeley Marina by Jar [o]. Photo taken Nov. 10, 2015

Missing statue of UC Berkeley coach found in pieces (SF Gate)
City Council allocates soda tax funds (CoCo Times)
City Council discusses possible seismic upgrades to community centers (Daily Cal)
Councilmember Max Anderson to leave City Council (Daily Cal)
‘Cooked” by Michael Pollan is Netflix’s latest venture into original programming (Daily Dot)
What do selfies, aliens and Bob Dylan have in common? (UCB News)
Berkeley hills home that is all about the view asks or $3.4M (Curbed)

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Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Jennifer Nutt.

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.19.16

Swing by Pete Rosos. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2016

Swing by Pete Rosos. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2016

Berkeley Rep becomes first dramatic theater to install Meyer Sound Constellation (Stage Directions)
Berkeley Playhouse presents world musical premiere of Bridges (Broadway World)
FBI now accepting complaints about Premier Cru (Mercury News)
Michael Lewis: The scourge of Wall Street (The Guardian)
Women authors seek to inspire at annual festival (IBA)
Monterey Jazz Fest band heads to Berkeley (Mercury News)
Legal tech startup Everlaw raises $8.1M (Venture Beat)
Get ready for BAMPFA (Daily Planet)
Tall order for Berkeley (Manteca Bulletin)
Haste Street building catches fire (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.15.16

Bancroft Library and Campanile by jngai58. Photo taken Dec. 31. 2015

Bancroft Library and Campanile by jngai58. Photo taken Dec. 31. 2015

Billions at stake for UC Berkeley in CRISPR patent war (KQED Science)
Why Cal linguist considers “gig” the word of the year (California)
First responders describe Berkeley balcony collapse for first time (KTVU)
Berkeley Lab launches new product for grid modernization (Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
BAMPFA gets set to open in new digs (California)
Berkeley designer makes cool, science-themed dresses (Boing Boing)
Sculptural new UC Berkeley museum opens this month (Inhabit)

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.14.16

Raindrops on decorative cabbage by Nancy Rubin. Photo taken Jan. 4, 2106

Raindrops on decorative cabbage by Nancy Rubin. Photo taken Jan. 4, 2106

UC police seek boathouse’s stolen bronze statue (Mercury News)
City employee Johnny Tolliver is remembered for his generous nature (Daily Cal)
Cal’s Edible Education 101 class to be led by Mark Bittman (UCB)
Berkeley joins San Diego in suing Monsanto (San Diego Union Tribune)
New Acting Berkeley City College president comes from accreditation commission (Daily Planet)
Berkeley holds special court for bike scofflaws in 1941 (CoCo Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.13.16

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Photo: Daniel O’Connell

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.12.16

Life Sciences by William Newton. Photo taken Jan. 11, 2016

Life Sciences by William Newton. Photo taken Jan. 11, 2016

Berkeley City College has a new interim president, Krista Johns (CoCo Times)
UCB professors, alums, create start-up to combat money in politics (Daily Cal)
Next generation Kellerman conjures golem with famous dad (J Weekly)
Guide to 6 favorite juice bars (Bay Area Bites)
Berkeley sues Monsanto over PCB contamination (IBA)

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.11.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.08.16

Pink Dawn by David Gould. Photo taken Jan. 7, 2016

Pink Dawn by David Gould. Photo taken Jan. 7, 2016

Homeless man and advocate Mike Lee declares candidacy for mayor (Daily Cal)
Oakland-Berkeley mansion sale a stunner at $20.5M (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley is partly responsible for addition of new elements to periodic table (California)
How Berkeley made the Old Testament new (Boom)

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