Category Archives: News
Berkeley hosting one-stop emergency readiness event (Mercury News)
Proposed BART car on display April 29 (CoCo Times)
Michael Pollan at Mrs Dalloway’s for World Book Night (Mercury News)
Death penalty sought in Alaysha Carradine case (SFGate)
Berkeley-based city guide start-up, WayScout, gets attention (Rackspace)
AALL selects Berkeley law professor as 2014 Gallagher Award winner (AALL)
RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE California has been quite dry this year — but Friday’s roundtable on the drought will be anything but. The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative is hosting its annual day of panel discussions and lectures on April 18. This year’s Resources Roundtable is titled “California’s Drought: Challenges and Opportunities.” Speakers — including several UC Berkeley professors — will trace the deep history of dryness in the state, and consider the current obstacles to, and potential for, addressing drought. The $10 tickets provide access to all events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the David Brower Center at 2150 Allston Way. … Continue reading »
Wittenberg, at the Aurora in Berkeley, is written by contemporary American playwright David Davalos. It’s an historical comedy that employs an ingenious contrivance as the basis for the play’s plot. The scene is in Saxony, at the University of Wittenberg in 1517.
Prince Hamlet (yes, that Hamlet) is a senior there, studying under his favorite professors, Martin Luther and the fictional Doctor Faustus. Part of the play’s cleverness is that its basis is somewhat historically correct. Martin Luther, a Wittenberg university lecturer, posted his “95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg in 1517. The author of Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, created his character as a teacher at Wittenberg in the early 1500s. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Danish Prince attended Wittenberg; however the school was founded in 1502, and Hamlet is supposed to take place centuries earlier. But the timing is close enough to make for an entertaining thesis. … Continue reading »
Cal professor Emeritus Robert Harlan dies at 84 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Playhouse names new producing director (Berkeley Playhouse)
Nancy Pelosi to deliver commencement address at UC Berkeley (UCB)
Congresswomen lend support to Cal sexual assault victims (ABC Local)
UC Berkeley students vie for Obama’s keynote attention (BANG)
Berkeley Food Collective looks for spot on Lower Sproul Plaza (Daily Clog)
In ‘Tribes,’ deaf man works to make voice heard (SFGate)
A look back: Call to expand Willard School campus in 1939 (Mercury News)
$100 million hotel project could transform Berkeley skyline (SF Biz Times)
Berkeley mayor clarifies position on Post Office sale (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley professor Robert Coleman dies at 59 (Daily Cal)
Eight UC Berkeley faculty receive Guggenheim awards (UCB News)
Crime in progress on Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley Reporter)
Op-Ed: Steele should be a good fit at UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
5,000 Easter eggs will be hidden around Memorial Glade (Daily Clog)
Photo flash: First look at Berkeley Rep’s ‘Tribes’ (Broadway World)
Cuonzo Martin named Cal’s men’s basketball coach (Cal Bears)
NY soda tax advocate’s advice for SF and Berkeley (Beyond Chron)
Berkeley resident Kyle Russell was assaulted while walking down the sidewalk in San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday last week because he was wearing Google Glass. The incident follows other similar assaults in San Francisco, which has also seen protests against Google and other tech companies for what is perceived to be their detrimental impact on the city. In January, activists also turned up at the home of a Google staffer who lives in Berkeley. Russell wrote about his experience for Business Insider where he works:
A colleague and I had just finished covering a march in protest of a Google employee who had recently evicted several tenants after buying and moving into a home in the area.
After more than an hour spent working on the story in a coffee shop, I arranged my laptop, camera, and notes in my backpack. Mindlessly, I put on Google Glass instead of squeezing it in with the rest of my things.
(In retrospect, I can see how that might not have been the best idea.)
The aforementioned colleague and I were on our way to the 16th Street BART station — I’ll note that I wasn’t using any device at the time — when a person put their hand on my face and yelled, “Glass!” … Continue reading »
Doctor who met clients at Starbucks indicted (SFGate)
Programs offer hope for dwindling frog population (SF Chronicle)
Hindu studies launched at Graduate Theological Union (Hindupad)
Famous Berkeley criminal cases (Daily Clog)
Former cop suing Cal over denial of concealed gun permit (Fox News Insider)
Prince of posters David Lance Goines keeps his hand in (SF Chronicle)
Artist Judith Belzer among 187 Guggenheim award recipients (Gallerist)
What’s with the big yellow ribbons on the UC Berkeley campus? (Daily Cal)
Aurora Theatre extends ‘The Letters’ through June 1 (Aurora)
Acclaimed ‘Tribes’ gets regional premiere at Berkeley Rep (Mercury News)
Berkeleyside’s investigative piece on the contentious issue of fraudulent enrollment in Berkeley’s public schools got people talking.
After a violent attack on a Police officer … Continue reading »
My personal ode to Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Why we love Cal Day (Daily Clog)
Op-Ed: Bike share isn’t all the East Bay needs (SFWeekly)
Berkeley to consider extending parking meter hours (Daily Cal)
Berkeley police want Tasers (Berkeley Daily Planet)
Berkeley photographer documented changing face of SOMA (SFGate)
Custodian dies after 20 ft fall at UC Berkeley International House (Daily Cal)
Cheri King: Inner-city tennis success (Blog Talk radio)
Berkeley looks up to its future (SF Business Times)
Berkeley man convicted of Walnut Creek rapes (Mercury News)
Rita Moreno’s California house hunt (Wall Street Journal)
Berkeley’s Whole Foods market unveiled two new, powerful charging stations for electric vehicles yesterday at its store at the intersection of Telegraph at Ashby. The move brings the total number of public stations in the city to four, and Berkeley is on track to gain at least a further seven stations in the not too distant future.
This will be welcome news to owners of Leafs, Volts and Teslas whose numbers are on the rise: the city has seen a 70% increase in electric vehicle registrations in the past six months, according to Sarah Moore, Assistant Planner in the city’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, who estimates there are around 350 electric vehicles currently registered to Berkeley residents and businesses.
The Whole Foods stations allow customers with electric cars to boost their power from zero to 80% in just 20-30 minutes if they choose their DC-Fast option.
Whole Foods is the first business to participate in a City of Berkeley pilot program to ease the permitting and installation of EV charging stations. … Continue reading »
Benny Green was a standout player in the Berkeley High jazz band in the late 1970s, but his formative education took place on the bandstand with Faye Carol, a veteran vocalist whose command of blues and jazz prepared the pianist for his career-making stints with jazz legends Betty Carter, Art Blakey and Ray Brown.
A Berkeley resident since the early 1970s, the Pittsburg-raised Carol has provided firm but loving guidance to hundreds of aspiring musicians over the years, which is why the Jazz Journalists Association is presenting her with a Jazz Hero award at Yoshi’s on Saturday afternoon (full disclosure: I’m a JJA member involved with planning the event).
Green was 16 when he started playing with Carol, and she made a point of featuring him at the beginning of every set.
“I’d open the show playing a trio number or two, and that was my first time getting my feet wet leading a band,” says Green, 51, who’s the first artist-in-residence at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory (formerly known as the Jazzschool). … Continue reading »
Two new electric vehicle chargers open at Whole Foods (Business Wire)
UC Berkeley School of Law to offer first interactive online course (Daily Cal)
Berkeley goes there with parking (East Bay Express)
Buddhist group gets permission to expand Sonoma press (Press-Democrat)
Tilden’s Nimitz Way leads to spectacular views (SF Chronicle)
EBMUD delays rationing decision until April 22 (Co Co Times)
2 new Cal projects help university’s influence spread further (Golden Blogs)
Post office workers to protest “privatization” of post office (Patch)
David Davalos’ ‘Wittenberg’ at Aurora: a magnet for big names (SF Chronicle)