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The Berkeley Wire: 11.28.14

Picnic area after the rain, Tilden. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Picnic area after the rain, Tilden. Photo: Nancy Rubin

A straw bale cottage rises in south Berkeley (CoCo Times)
Berkeley Rep’s “Party People” is a don’t miss show (SFGate)
Causes on top of classes draw UC Berkeley students (SF Chronicle)
If Troy Bolton actually went to UC Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Urban farm in Berkeley mixes Jewish spirituality, agriculture (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.26.14

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Downtown Berkeley BART reopens after fatality

Downtown Berkeley BART at around xx tonight. Photo: Mori TYager
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Update, 10:24pm: The Downtown Berkeley station was reopened at 10:10pm Tuesday. A BART spokesperson said service was running normally on the Richmond line although there would be “residual delays.” To recap: BART received a report at 6:47pm of a person under a train. At 7pm BART confirmed that was the case. At around 7:15pm BART confirmed the person was deceased. The station was closed from 7pm to 10:10pm while the case was investigated.

Update, 9:40pm: Downtown Berkeley BART station remains closed due to a person who went under a train shortly before 7pm tonight and was pronounced dead. Trains are running through the station but not stopping. BART says to expect 15-20 minute delays. Embarcadero station in SF is also closed due a person under a train. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.25.14

Moon crescent over Emeryville by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Nov. 23, 2014

Moon crescent over Emeryville by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Nov. 23, 2014

Have a Coke and a frown (US News)
Apartments near BART are affordable, but hard to find (Inside Bay Area)
Lytro chairman to take post as Berkeley professor in 2015 (Re/code)
Artisans set to open studios for holiday season (CoCo Times)
A sweet overview of Berkeley’s candy shops (Eating Berkeley)
Former Berkeley shooting suspect killed in Oakland (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.24.14

Morning light, Berkeley Marina. Photo: Steve Gumina

Morning light, Berkeley Marina. Photo: Steve Gumina

Gordon Wozniak prepares to leave council post after 12 years (Daily Cal)
Election 2014: How Berkeley voted in 15th Assembly District race (Daily Planet)
Open UC movement occupies Wheeler Hall for five days (Daily Cal)
New mushroom discovered on UC Berkeley campus (Phys Org)
5 volunteering opportunities in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
First person: People’s Park protest scores win against Cal (Berkeley Reporter)
UC students plan walkout Monday to protest tuition hikes (SF Chronicle)

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Students march through Berkeley to protest tuition hikes

UC tuition protests. Photo: Siciliana Trevino
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Several hundred UC Berkeley students staged a walkout Monday, Nov. 24, to protest proposed tuition increases across the UC system.

As part of the walkout, a group around 200-strong took the protest to the streets of downtown Berkeley, starting at Civic Center Park and walking up Center Street toward the campus at around 1 p.m.

Police had stopped traffic at the corner of Center and Shattuck Avenue, and traffic was disrupted by the demonstration, said Siciliana Trevino who was on the scene and shot the video below.

The University of California’s Board of Regents voted Nov. 20 to authorize systemwide tuition increases of up to 5% per year through 2019-20 over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown, who offered to increase state funding by 4% per year over the next two years only if tuition was frozen at the current rate.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.21.14

Berkeley Marine, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Berkeley Marina, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Day 3: Cal students continue protests against tuition hikes (KTVU)
To find a sense of place in Jewish history, keep moving (J Weekly)
At Tilden Park, newt rules take affect (Mercury News)
Cal spirit: the road toward the Big Game (Daily Clog)
School board members approve recess restriction (Daily Cal)
Possible new fuel additive at Berkeley pumps: guilt (CoCo Times)
A Berkeley shopping district is born (SFGate)
All the things that are quirky in Berkeley (The New Yorker)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.20.14

Goal achieved by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Oct. 24, 2014

Goal achieved. Photo, taken on Oct. 24, 2014 at the Uncharted 2014 party, by Ira Serkes

UC students stage sleep-in over tuition hike, regents vote today (LA Times)
More than 200 occupy Wheeler Hall at height of protests (Daily Cal)
Residents worry about housing affordability amid rapid rise in rents (CoCo Times)
A Look Back: Dining options abound for Thanksgiving in 1939 (Mercury News)
Cal professor Barbara White dies at 64 (Daily Cal)
What happens in Berkeley … goes national (Huffington Post)
What happens if you wave Isis flag at Cal?  (Christian Science Monitor)
Berkeley man with parrot looking for a lift (SF Chronicle)
Award, plaudits for Hebrew after-school program in Berkeley (J-Weekly)
Surprisingly few Cal students voted in midterm election (CBS)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.19.14

Skates on the bay by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2014

Skates on the Bay. Photo, taken on Nov. 18, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Farm Burger is newest player in gentrifying Gilman district (Mercury News)
Planned 18-story building receives vociferous public comment (Daily Cal)
Stabilizing Strawberry Creek (Berkeley Engineering)
Petition created to help free Cal alumna detained in East Timor (Daily Cal)
Amazing moments from Berkeley Project Day (The Daily Clog)
Berkeley students’ surprising reaction to ISIS and Israeli flags (Fox News)
Berkeley to take part in health emergency drill (Patch)
Video: The best of Berkeley (The Jewish Press)
Kathleen Turner’s take onstage as the fiery humorist Molly Ivins (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley resident arrested at UC tuition protest (ABC7 News)
Obama to honor three UC Berkeley faculty members Nov. 20 (UCB)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.18.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.17.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.14.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.13.14

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