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The Berkeley Wire: 09.02.15

Moon over Berkeley by Seaangel12. Photo taken Aug. 28, 2015

Moon over Berkeley by Seaangel12. Photo taken Aug. 28, 2015

Is Berkeley’s new soda tax failing? (Civil Eats)
Noir classico in Berkeley (Express)
Where to get your Cal Game Day on (Express)
Canadian photographer’s stunning pictures at Brower Center (7×7)
Sexual assault at UC Berkeley campus (KRON)
New owner to seek to covert retail to student housing near campus (SF Business Times)
“Exceptional Expositions” shines on two fabulous world fairs (UCB News)
FDA approves digital stethoscope created by Skydeck-backed start-up (UCB News)
Solano Stroll ready to roll (Daily Democrat News)
This preschool is for robots (Bloomberg News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.01.15

Warm, windy sunset at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo taken by Fred Rowe on Aug. 28, 2105

Warm, windy sunset at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo taken by Fred Rowe on Aug. 28, 2105

Theater group puts on drought-focused performance (Daily Cal)
MasterCard program provides scholarships to UC Berkeley for African students (Daily Cal)
Cal coach Sonny Dykes feeling at home in Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
Cal launches Saudi-funded online Philanthropy University (SF Business Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.31.15

Pre-dawn commute in I-80 by  Kevin Schofield. Photo taken June 2015

Pre-dawn commute on I-80 by Kevin Schofield. Photo taken June 2015

UC police chief only had herself to blame for stolen gun (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley ranks as most expensive college town in country (Daily Cal)
Four Berkeley grads join White House Council of Economic Advisors (UCB News)
Fence around the chancellor’s house divides opinions (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.28.15

Sleeping it off by Film&PhotoArchivist

Sleeping it off by Film&PhotoArchivist

Protesters rally against contentious downtown development (Daily Cal)
Police investigate armed robbery near campus (NBC)
Petitioners call for library director’s removal at meeting (CoCo Times)
Paul Larson to receive Glenn Seaborg award (Cal Athletics)
Project will restore recorded Native American voices (California)
Famous designer heads “brilliant” remodel (SF Gate)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.27.15

BAM/PFA like Hollywood, only better by William Newton. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2015

BAM/PFA like Hollywood, only better by William Newton. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2015

UC alumni arraigned on charges of insider trading (Daily Cal)
“Fear the Walking Dead” and the Berkeley connection (CoCo Times)
Berkeley: A Look Back. University pledges national security support (CoCo Times)
“Living by the Book” exhibit at Magnes explores Jewish bible (UCB News)
Zut allures but doesn’t deliver (Express)
Theater companies embrace female-driven plays for fall (Express)
Berkeley agency responds to bias complaint (Bay Area Reporter)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.26.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.15

Crazy Quilt by Kathy. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2015

Crazy Quilt by Kathy. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2015

Proposed condominium goes through final stages of review (Daily Cal)
New details on UC Berkeley police chief’s auto burglary (CoCo Times)
Feds investigate charges of discrimination against female hockey team (Daily Cal)
Campus to honor those lost over the last year (UCB News)
Shopping at Whole Foods on Aug. 26 will benefit Rosie the Riveter programs (Richmond Standard)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.24.15

Detail, new PFA building, Oxford St. by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken Aug. 22, 2105

Detail, new PFA building, Oxford St. by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken Aug. 22, 2105

UC Berkeley police chief is victim of auto burglary (NBC)
School board to vote on how to handle exit exam cancellation (Daily Cal)
Cal students return for start of school year (ABC)
Post retirement, the joy of taking classes at Cal (California)
A #Calwelcome in photos as students move in (UCB News)
Hidden secrets and legends on the UC Berkeley campus (SFGate)

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Berkeley Police arrest 1 after theft, chase for 2 suspects in West Berkeley

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Berkeley Police took one young male into custody Sunday afternoon after chasing two suspects through several West Berkeley neighborhoods acting on information supplied by local residents.

According to Lt. Andrew Rateaver of the BPD, the two suspects were involved in a theft and may have fled in, and then crashed and abandoned, a car in the area of Second Street south of Cedar Street.

Starting at around 4:20 p.m. police officers pursued the suspects on foot in the area surrounded by Fifth, Jones, Cedar and Fourth streets.

BPD issued a Nixle alert at 4:43 p.m. advising people to avoid the area while the chase was underway. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.21.15

Looking east from Cesar Chavez Park. Photo, taken on Aug. 19, 2015, by Diana Maria Rossi

Looking east from Cesar Chavez Park. Photo, taken on Aug. 19, 2015, by Diana Maria Rossi

Berkeley’s soda tax fail: consumers paying less than half what was expected (Daily Caller)
Cal students criticize new fence around Chancellor’s home (CBS Local)
Berkeley Ecology Center director released by immigration authorities (Kron 4)
Cal’s Jacobs Hall, home for engineering design innovation, officially opens (Daily Cal)
La Peña at 40: Berkeley cultural institution reinvents itself (SF Chronicle)
Computers stolen from UC Berkeley’s Hearst Memorial Gymnasium (Daily Cal)

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Hearing on Berkeley cellphone law leans in city’s favor

Lawrence Lessig (left) chats with Theodore Olson (right) before the two lawyers battled with each other in Federal District Court. Photo: Lance Knobel
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In a fascinating 90 minutes of arguments in the U.S. District Court Thursday, two of the country’s most eminent lawyers tussled over whether Berkeley’s cellphone Right to Know ordinance violated phone retailers’ First Amendment rights. The CTIA – The Wireless Association is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the Berkeley law.

District judge Edward Chen meticulously prodded and poked at the arguments of Theodore Olson, representing the CTIA, and Lawrence Lessig, representing Berkeley. Olson claimed that the city was requiring retailers to disseminate a “controversial, non-factual, misleading statement.” Lessig countered that the city’s required statement is “factual and uncontroversial,” and that the legal standard the plaintiff had to prove was that the city had “chilled commercial speech.”

Chen said he would rule on the injunction at a later date, but his questioning suggested that he might reject the plaintiff’s case if Berkeley slightly modified the language of the required notice, removing a sentence stating the “potential risk [of radio frequency radiation] is greater for children.” Lessig said the city would be happy to modify the notice.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.20.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.19.15

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