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The Berkeley Wire: 05.27.16

Lusty men. Photo: Film&PhotoArchivist

Lusty men. Photo: Film&PhotoArchivist

Startup connects local farmers with city dwellers (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley student details professor’s disturbing sexual advances (Raw Story)
Berkeley’s Top 5 best eats for CalSO attendees (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley report: Affordable housing is best way to combat gentrification (East Bay Express)
UC Berkeley’s art museum chief curator to step down (ArtForum)

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.26.16

Fawn and mother in the backyard in Berkeley. Photo, taken on May 20, 2016, by Mohan Ajmani

Fawn and mother in the backyard in Berkeley. Photo, taken on May 20, 2016, by Mohan Ajmani

Op-ed: Tuning out the Berkeley bubble (Daily Cal)
The Lonely Island trio goes pop (Slate)
A doctorate in dates: Persian heritage inspires growing business to take root (J-Weekly)
Berkeley Festival & Exhibition adds film series (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.25.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.24.16

Photo: Scott McGlashan

Photo: Scott McGlashan

Taco Bell’s beer and taco bid in Berkeley (BANG)
A Look Back: Important moment in city history largely forgotten (East Bay Times)
Berkeley Police warn about cellphone thieves seeking good deeds (Patch)
Oakland 8-year-old’s shooting death could yield first county death penalty in years (East Bay Times)
Berkeley Council moves to address shelter crisis (East Bay Times) 

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.23.16

An iridescent green hummer (Anna's?) visits the blooming Alstromeria at the UC Botanical Garden. Photo, taken on May 21, 2016, by Kathy

An iridescent green hummer visits the blooming Alstromeria at the UC Botanical Garden. Photo, taken on May 21, 2016, by Kathy

Op-ed: Berkeley city Housing Action Plan not yet useful (Daily Cal)
Traditional 1901 Berkeley home in Claremont oozes charm (SFGate)
Berkeley voters could fact dueling Robin Hood taxes (East Bay Times)
Ike’s Place opens new location in downtown Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Berkeley backs plan to address housing crisis (Mercury News)
Man surrenders; he hit Berkeley cyclist after smoking marijuana, police say (East Bay Times)
East Bay rapper Caleborate drops new video, announces next album (SFWeekly)
Anonymous punks launch boycott of legendary 924 Gilman music venue (East Bay Express)
In “slowest pursuit ever” CHP corals baby geese on I-80 in Berkeley (CHP)
David Kessler’s recipe from the heart: free sandwiches for Berkeley students (East Bay Times)
Water energy nexus new focus of Berkeley Lab research (Berkeley Lab)
The best of East Bay shopping (Racked)

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Major office/R&D campus proposed near Aquatic Park

The Jones family, which owns this 9-acre parcel fronting Aquatic Park, is asking Berkeley for a Master Use Permit to develop a life science "campus" of four to six buildings. Photo: Joe DeCredico
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The family that has owned a two-block-long swath of land along Aquatic Park since 1979 is asking the city of Berkeley for a Master Use Permit to construct “a premier life science research and development campus” along the waterfront.

Jason Jones, who owns the land with his father, Charles, wants to transform the 8.67-acre parcel, which is bordered by Bolivar Drive to the west, Addison Street to the north, Union Pacific Railroad Tracks (aka Third Street) to the east, and Bancroft to the south, into a cluster of four to six buildings that will hold light industrial manufacturing, research and development space, offices and stores, according to documents submitted to the city.

There will be a community meeting about the project, known as Aquatic Park Campus, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Frances Albrier Community Center Auditorium, 200 Park St. The official addresses for the proposed MUP are 600 Addison St., 91 Bolivar Dr., and 2222 Third St.

The complex would cover 475,000 square feet of land and would include “an urban-style mini-plaza” at the corner of Addison Street and Bolivar Drive to provide “a gateway experience to the project,” according to documents. There would be a 300,000 square foot parking structure, a 2,500-square-foot manufacturing building, (a mitigation for a plant that was torn down about three years ago so Jones could do an environmental clean-up of the land). As a community benefit, the project would also widen Bolivar Street and add paths, sidewalks, landscaping, bike paths, and parking, according to Joe DeCredico, the land use planning consultant for the project. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.20.16

Fly a kite at the Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley. Photo, taken on May 15, 2016, by Mojan Ajmani

Fly a kite at the Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley. Photo, taken on May 15, 2016, by Mojan Ajmani

Berkeley Planning Commission talks increase in number of dispensaries in city (Daily Cal)
Golden Gate Fields donates land for Bay trail (East Bay Times)
Berkeley School Board approves ballot to reduce class sizes (Daily Cal)
18 projects win grants through chancellor’s community partnership fund (UC Berkeley)

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.19.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.18.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.17.16

New Fulton Street protected bike lane. See our story. Photo DanCalBear

New Fulton Street protected bike lane. See our story. Photo DanCalBear

Berkeley’s protest lifestyle (Berkeley Reporter)
An assault on due process at UC Berkeley (Real Clear Politics)
Berkeley High taking action to close the achievement gap (Daily Cal)
Berkeley: Bay Area Book Festival plans to pump up the volumes (East Bay Times)
Berkeley gets new protected bike lane at site of near-fatal accident (KQED)
Berkeley bluegrass festival debuts with star-studded lineup (East Bay Times)
Meet UC Berkeley grad who invented Dothraki language (NBC Bay Area)

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Young man shot multiple times in San Pablo Park

Authorities are standing by in San Pablo Park for the arrival of a patient from Alta Bates Hospital. Photo: hfidek
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There was a shooting in San Pablo Park in Berkeley Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department said that the shooting took place at around 11 a.m and it resulted in one victim. The victim, a young man estimated to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown, Officer White said.

The victim was found outside the restrooms in the park, adjacent to the basketball courts.

The suspect is described as a young man estimated to be in his 20s, light-skinned, with short hair and about 6 ft tall. He was wearing a cream-colored shirt and baggy jeans. He was last seen heading east on Ward Street from Park Street, according to Officer White. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.16.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.13.16

Among the live oaks. Photo mystuart

Among the live oaks. Photo, taken late afternoon on campus on April 16, 2016, by mystuart

A new prayer space where dancing inspires divine flow (J-Weekly)
Berkeley Lab participates in new microbiome initiative (Berkeley Lab)
Cal Band marching off on Asia tour (UC Berkeley)
Two long and winding roads lead to one golden pairing (J-Weekly)
36 graduating artists, 3 rooms, memories of a genocide (UC Berkeley)
Christina Murphy, Leah Simon-Weisberg to run for Rent Stabilization Board (Daily Cal)

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