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The Berkeley Wire: 12.19.14

Ruins in Berkeley? Photo by Ron Rothbart. Taken on Dec. 16, 2014

Ruins in Berkeley? Photo by Ron Rothbart. Taken on Dec. 16, 2014

Janet Napolitano joins faculty of UC Berkeley public policy school (Goldman School)
Effigies’ powerful racial message was hurt by unclear intent (LA Times)
East Bay leaders hold forum on police accountability (Daily Cal)
50 UC Berkeley students from 50 states (Daily Clog)
Opponents of post office sale will hold Christmas celebration (Tribune)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.18.14

Raindrops guilty of gilding the lily by NRubin8 Photo taken on Dec. 15, 2014

Raindrops guilty of gilding the lily. Photo, taken on Dec. 15, 2014, by Nancy Rubin

Police historical collection shows off “father of modern law enforcement” (CoCo Times)
Holiday lights on display on Fourth Street (Mercury News)
Controversial highrise promises big downtown changes (CoCo Times)
Berkeley professor on ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’ (UCB News)
Goodbye to Berkeley’s Brutalist building (NY Observer)
Berkeley Rep brings back ‘Pianist of Willesden Lane’ (Napa Valley Register)
City of Berkeley salaries cost each resident $1,588 in 2013 (Transparent California)
6 places to check out near Shattuck Avenue (SFGate)
A permanent home for a collection of art ephemera (NYT)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.17.14

Gnarly mossy oaks, Strawberry Canyon by Andrew  Aldrich. Photo taken Dec. 13, 2014

Gnarly mossy oaks, Strawberry Canyon by Andrew Aldrich. Photo taken Dec. 13, 2014

Holiday gifts with a UC Berkeley twist (UCB News)
Time has left Berkeley Art Museum’s bold design behind (SF Chronicle)
A public lynching in Sproul Plaza (Pacific Standard magazine)
Ticket sales slow for Bill Maher at UC Berkeley (Breitbart News)
Berkeley Copwatch: Make police obsolete (Baywatch)
A 4-year-old reviews Chez Panisse (The Bold Italic)
Berkeley Journalism School has a pretty great Christmas card (Poynter)
Ligeti’s ‘Poème Symphonique’ for 100 metronomes at BAMPFA (SF Chronicle)
LeDuc takes Berkeley Arts Center to new heights (SF Chronicle)
Public defenders hold #BlackLivesMatter rally (NBC)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.16.14

Parting storm at Golden Gate Fields by Steve Gumina. Photo taken on Dec. 12.

Parting storm at Golden Gate Fields by Steve Gumina. Photo taken on Dec. 12.

UC Berkeley data breach may affect 1,600 people (SC Magazine)
Berkeley innovators named fellows of Academy of Inventors (UCB News)
Black faculty, staff stage silent protest at Sproul (UCB News)

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Op-eds on Berkeley protests: Myths, perspectives, the role of the library, and the approach of radical group BAMN

Tanya from By Any Means Necessary leads march on Dec. 9, 2014
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Berkeleyside has recently published several op-eds on the subject of the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

In a piece published on Dec. 10, Jennifer Davidson, a professor at American Baptist Seminary of the West, argues that we need to remember to tell the whole story when recounting the protests, not just the story of violence.

Also on Dec. 10, Berkeley parent, journalist and community activist Erica Etelson, addresses what she says are five myths about the protests, including the claim that “the protestors are mostly entitled white kids looking for excitement.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.15.14

Fiat Lux by Russell Kelly-Gordon. Photo from Dec. 10, 2014

Fiat Lux. Photo, taken on Dec. 10, 2014, by Russell Kelly-Gordon

Berkeley Pantry reaches needy with food for body and soul (CoCo Times)
Berkeley Stars sing and shine (UCB News)
Rent board to discuss effects of oil by rail through East Bay cities (Tribune)
James Barnes resigns as BHS football coach (East Bay Prep Corner)
Cal’s women’s basketball team join protests on court (ESPN)
City Council subcommittee to find experts to monitor Measure D (Daily Cal)
Two Berkeley protesters charged with felonies (Daily Planet)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.12.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.11.14

Skateboard umbrella

Skateboard umbrella, taken today. Photo: Pete Rosos

Berkeley panel seeking temporary police ban on tear gas (Inside Bay Area)
2 city councilmen accuse Bates of restricting public information (SF Chronicle)
Peter Thiel chased off stage at UC Berkeley by angry protesters
(Business Insider)
Mark Bittman’s menu to include UC Berkeley (UC Berkeley News Center)
Berkeley, environmentalists cite concerns over two-city refinery project (Oakland Tribune)
Berkeley Art Museum plans gala moving party (CoCo Times)
Cal student teachers union calls for Israel divestment  (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
CHP, Berkeley police target protesters, journalists with questionable force (Express)
Potter Street bad – but not for long (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.10.14

Second Street by Alex Madonik. Uploaded Dec. 3, 2014

Second Street by Alex Madonik. Uploaded Dec. 3, 2014

It’s not the old days, but Berkeley sees a new spark of protest (NY Times)
Cal lecturer threatened for offering protesters extra time on papers (CBS)
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to do “Berkeley Talks” at Zellerbach (UCB News)
Cal football schedules (California Golden Blogs)
Bay Area preps for biggest storm in years (ABC7 News)

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Business is swell at a much-loved East Bay button shop

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By Karen M. Galatz

In the East Bay, if you’re looking for buttons, be they glass, wood, resin, metal, mother of pearl, Bakelite or other, you’d better go meet Mary Sortile, the proprietor of Exclusive Buttons on San Pablo Avenue. She has thousands and thousands of them.

Mary’s story is actually three stories in one. It is the story of a quaint business in the community; it is the story of an enduring partnership; and it is about aging with grace and purpose. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.09.14

Berkeley skyline from Lab with blanket of cloud. Photo Søren Berg Glasius

Berkeley skyline. Photo, taken from Berkeley Lab parking lot, on Dec. 4, 2014, by Søren Berg Glasius

Berkeley protesters block highway, stop train (Huff Po Black Voices)
Chronicle photographer hit with baton during Berkeley protest (SF Chronicle)
After 42 years, Berkeley’s Taiwan Restaurant is closing (What the Fork?)
Review: Cracker: Berkeley to Bakersfield (Pop Matters)
Woman goes into labor while stuck on freeway during protests (CBS Local)
Berkeley lab particle accelerator sets new world record (Red Orbit)

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Photo Gallery: Third night of Berkeley protests, trains halted, a freeway brought to a standstill

Dec 8 protests-3 photo dan lurie
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The images in this gallery were taken on Monday Dec. 8 on the third day protests against police-related deaths around the country erupted in Berkeley. While the demonstration was largely peaceful (unlike on Sunday night), it did culminate in the dramatic take-over by some of the protesters of the I-80 freeway. Hundreds of drivers were left stranded for more than an hour and CHP ended up arresting 150 people.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the talented photographers who generously share their work with Berkeleyside. The work of Kelly Owen, Gael McKeon, Nathan Phillips, Dan Lurie, Kim Aronson, William Newton and Ted Friedman is featured here, but there are many more — including Pete Rosos, Nancy Rubin, Ira Serkes and Daniel Parks — who offer us their images throughout the year, and for that we are supremely grateful. Please look up their work if you are looking to hire someone for a photography assignment.

And our thanks too go out to the many people who have sent us tips, photos and videos from the heart of the protests these past few days. Again we are deeply grateful. Citizen reporting of this nature makes Berkeleyside a better community resource. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.08.14

Stairway by Gina1o. Photo uploaded Dec. 7, 2014

Stairway by Ginag1o. Photo uploaded Dec. 7, 2014

Haas School of Business constructing large new building  (IBA)
Meet the student DJs at KALX (Daily Clog)
Interview with Michael Lewis, author and financial journalist (Weekender)
Smoke’s Poutinerie brings late night poutine to Berkeley (Inside Scoop)
At UC, why “No means no” was no longer enough (California)
Cal professor plumbs Richard Pryor’s life in new biography (Mercury News)
Groundbreaking for UC Theater more welcome than ever (Oakland Local)

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