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The Berkeley Wire: 10.09.14

Photo: Richard S. Muller

Photo: Richard S. Muller

UC Berkeley student charged in rape case (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley: 3 men arrested in early morning assault near campus (BANG)
Candidate for state superintendent visits UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Central Bay Area Y announces support of soda tax (BANG)
Meeting held on city employees’ complaints of workplace discrimination (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.08.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.07.14

Photo: Daniel Parks

Color Progression, October 5. Photo: Daniel Parks

Orthodox shul in Berkeley hires female clergy member (J-Weekly)
3 UC Berkeley professors honored with National Medal of Science (Daily Cal)
Soda tax showdown heads for ballot in San Francisco, Berkeley (CSM)
Berkeley author weaves a tale of Oakland history in latest novel (BANG)
Berkeley Patients Group turns 15 with deals, party, art (EBX)
Photos: Student inventors do battle at Cal Hacks (UCB)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.06.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.03.14

Grizzly Peak sunset. Photo- Kathy

Grizzly Peak sunset, taken on Oct. 2, 2014, by Kathy

Berkeley police investigate sexual assault reports at fraternities (ABC)
Tension over soda tax bubbles over in Berkeley (KTVU)
UC Berkeley launches new mobile parking payment system (Daily Cal)
Hundreds gather in Berkeley for free-speech anniversary (SFGate)
Berkeley City Council considers open government policy changes (Daily Cal)
The Birks of Berkeley (Daily Clog)
A Barcelona-style dinner pops up in Berkeley (EBX)
Review: Jennifer Koh dazzles at Berkeley Symphony (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.02.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.01.14

California autumn. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

California autumn. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

Berkeley’s Le Bateau Ivre uses crowdfunding to try to stay afloat (Daily Cal)
Berkeley man fatally shot outside Oakland nightclub (Co Co Times)
Berkeley versus Big Soda (East Bay Express)
Downtown development key to Berkeley council races (EBX)
Pho-nominal pho places to try around Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Berkeley again sets stage for car-free recreation (Co Co Times)

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Op-ed: We trust officials to spend soda tax money wisely

Soda. Photo: dcjohn
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In “Beverage companies donate $800,000 to fight soda tax,” an article published on Berkeleyside on Sept. 22, 2014,  Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the No Berkeley Beverage Tax said that amount of money was needed because the entire Berkeley City Council is supporting the soda tax, and “extraordinary measures are needed to fight their moral authority.”

Pamela Gray, who is a volunteer for the Yes on Measure D campaign, laughed when she read that line. In an op-ed published today on Berkeleyside, she asks: “Who truly cares about the future of Berkeley’s children? The Berkeley City Council or the American Beverage Association? … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Chris Rooney.

We need your submissions for Where in Berkeley! Send your photos to tips@berkeleyside.com, using subject heading Where in Berkeley. The more obscure the better — just as long as the photos are taken in Berkeley. Thanks in advance!

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The Berkeley wire: 09.30.14

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John King: These development measures are really anti-growth (SF Chronicle)
NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative (UCB)
Can’t get into Berkeley? You might like… (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Berkeley benefit: never pay extra for anything you need (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley celebrates free speech movement’s 50th anniversary (Mercury News)
Cal students react to Yes Means Yes DREAM loan program legislation (Daily Cal)
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The Berkeley Wire: 09.29.14

The forest primeval. Photo- Paul Sullivan

The forest primeval, Tilden Regional Park. Photo: Paul Sullivan

3 Bay Area institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research (UCB)
2 charged with murder accept voluntary manslaughter plea deal (Daily Cal)
If Berkeley can’t pass a soda tax, who can? (Grist)
Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities (Daily Clog)
50 years later: who really won the battle of Berkeley? (San Diego Free Press)
Side Dish: The Cowboy burger at Eureka in Berkeley (Diablo)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.26.14

Treat by jar ()

Treat. Photo: jar ()

Janaki Bakhle, UC Berkeley’s new “first lady” (Daily Cal)
Labor commissioner finds Berkeley contractor guilty of worker retaliation (Daily Cal)
New Cal lighting can sniff our stinky dorm rooms (CBS Local)
Officials urge removal of eucalyptus trees from East Bay hills (ABC7)
Cal releases report on student athletes grad rates (Fresno Bee)
Mark Morris’ Achilles heel shows in dance program in Berkeley (Mercury News)

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Op-eds cover Measure D, Measure F, UC and fossil fuels

Berkeley will vote on Measure D, the so-called Soda Tax, in November. Photo: Vox Efx
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Anyone would think there was an election coming up, the number of  op-eds that are being submitted to Berkeleyside these days!

Today our Opinionator section welcomes two op-eds on Measure D, the so-called soda tax measure. One is by Jill Herschman, the other by Dan McDunn, both of whom are members of the community with children in Berkeley Unified schools. Both are against the measure. (Scroll through Opinionator to find we have also published several op-eds that urge people to vote yes.)

Meanwhile, Berkeley Councilman Gordon Wozniak encourages us to support Measure F to “care and repair” Berkeley’s parks.

And a former UC student writes about why she believes UC should divest itself of its fossil fuel investments. … Continue reading »