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The Berkeley Wire: 09.16.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.15.14

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8 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

Western Grebes. Photo: Bob Lewis
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1. Berkeley to look at residential permit parking citywide
2. City of Berkeley may consider ride-sharing rules for companies like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
3. Robert Reich: “If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America, it can’t pass anywhere”
4. Op-ed: Soda kills — we need to vote yes on Measure D
5. Climate change spells trouble for Berkeley birds
6. UC Berkeley prof Joshua Bloom makes earthquake alert kit for … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.12.14

Moonrise. Photos: Jef Poskanzer

Moonrise. Photos: Jef Poskanzer

Police seek help in solving four-year-old Berkeley murder (Co Co Times)
Op-ed: Berkeley and free speech (The Weekly Standard)
New product Nutlock may help deter bike theft in Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Berkeley seeks consultant to develop Telegraph Avenue public art plan (BANG)
Interview: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, UC Berkeley’s happiness guru (Daily Cal)
‘At Berkeley’ review: 4 hours spent studying a university (The Guardian)
Berkeley is talking about sugar and the conversation isn’t sweet (KQED)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.11.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.10.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.09.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.08.14

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5 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

Target plans to open a TargetExpress store in downtown Berkeley in March 2015. This is a photo of the first TargetExpress store, which opened in July in Minneapolis. Photo: Target
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By far the biggest splash this week was the news that Target will be opening a small city store in downtown Berkeley. But this week also had thousands of readers poring over the latest on the so-called soda tax; questions about perceived overcrowding at Berkeley schools; continued debate about whether our police force should have Taser guns; and our report on an “alcohol-alternative” bar coming to town.

Here are the 5 stories from last week that you won’t want to miss:

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.05.14

Berkeley Pier. Photo: Kathy

Berkeley Pier. Photo: Kathy

Berkeley paves way for improving streets, implementing green infrastructure (Daily Cal)
Killer sentenced in brutal knife attack of Berkeley woman (Mercury News)
Berkeley midcentury merges rustic with the sublime (SF Chronicle)
Cal looking to go 2-0 for first time since 2011 (News Observer)
Op-ed: Berkeley parks in peril (Berkeley Daily Planet)

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State-mandated kindergarten program explains perceived student numbers squeeze at Berkeley schools

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When the Berkeley school district added two new kindergarten classes – one to Cragmont school and one to Malcolm X — just before school began, some parents were concerned about what impact the move would have on the schools, which, they said, were neither spacious nor overstaffed. In an opinion piece published on Berkeleyside, Joshua Room, former President of the PTA at Malcolm X, asked why the district couldn’t plan ahead better. Quite a few readers agreed with him.

In fact, this year’s incoming kindergarten class is smaller than last year’s class. The squeeze is instead coming from the fairly new – and growing — transitional kindergarten program, required by state law. And the BUSD admissions office said it was well aware of the crunch coming.

“I knew we needed more classrooms back in February,” said Francisco Martinez, district admissions director. But over the course of the spring, plans about where to put the transitional kindergarten classrooms went through several shifts. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.04.14

Rambler. Photo: Ned Fielden

Rambling face. Photo: Ned Fielden

Small press distribution movie night features local poets (SF Chronicle)
Indie band Art Nikels changes Berkeley music scene (Daily Cal)
Group opposing equipping BPD with tasers holding forum Thursday (CBS)
UC Berkeley graduate students develop hospital ranking app (Daily Cal)
Food options to tempt fans at Memorial Stadium (Cal Bears)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.03.14

Berkeley pier night walk. Photo: Pete Rosos

Berkeley pier night walk. Photo: Pete Rosos

Richard Nagler captures links between art, viewer (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley pushes a boundary on medical marijuana (New York Times)
How a 15-year-old ‘hacked’ his way into UC Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
Zoning board approves 8-story building for downtown Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Student-led health tech incubator to launch at UC Berkeley (Venture Beat)
Snapp Shots: North Berkeley, 13 years ago this month, poured its heart out (Co Co Times)
Berkeley Path Wanderers co-founder helps blaze trail (Mercury News)

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