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The Berkeley Wire: 11.19.14

Skates on the bay by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2014

Skates on the Bay. Photo, taken on Nov. 18, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Farm Burger is newest player in gentrifying Gilman district (Mercury News)
Planned 18-story building receives vociferous public comment (Daily Cal)
Stabilizing Strawberry Creek (Berkeley Engineering)
Petition created to help free Cal alumna detained in East Timor (Daily Cal)
Amazing moments from Berkeley Project Day (The Daily Clog)
Berkeley students’ surprising reaction to ISIS and Israeli flags (Fox News)
Berkeley to take part in health emergency drill (Patch)
Video: The best of Berkeley (The Jewish Press)
Kathleen Turner’s take onstage as the fiery humorist Molly Ivins (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley resident arrested at UC tuition protest (ABC7 News)
Obama to honor three UC Berkeley faculty members Nov. 20 (UCB)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.18.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.17.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.14.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.13.14

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Zoning Board says cannabis collective a public nuisance

Berkeley officials contend that Forty Acres operatied an illegal cannabis operation on the top floor of this building at 1820-1828 San Pablo Avenue. Photo: Google Street View
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Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board voted unanimously Nov. 6 to declare the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers’ Collective a public nuisance – the latest step in Berkeley’s three-year odyssey to shut the place down.

ZAB officials listened to two and a half hours of testimony at the hearing, including impassioned pleas from neighbors who said the area near 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave., right above The Albatross pub, had become a no-go zone.

The smell of marijuana in the area is so strong that numerous families don’t let their children play outside, according to testimony of several neighbors. Cars routinely block driveways – and the drivers become aggressive when asked to move. Groups of people openly smoke cannabis on the sidewalks. Sometimes the partying goes on until the wee hours of the morning. Those that can’t make it home sometimes sleep in door-wells or on the sidewalk, according to neighbors. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.12.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.11.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.10.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.07.14

Aquatic Park by Jef Poskanzer. Taken Nov. 5, 2014

Aquatic Park by Jef Poskanzer. Taken Nov. 5, 2014

Soda tax will reduce consumption but not obesity (Vox)
Op-ed: Passing apathetic student district (Daily Cal)
Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas (UrbDeZine)
Berkeley’s soda tax a sweet victory (LA Times)
Soda tax is scary precedent for food industry (Forbes)
City Council candidates cautiously optimistic as votes are tallied (Daily Cal)
Mayor honors architect Sandhya Sood (India Times)
Bay Area students react to soda tax (USA Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.06.14

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Tony Thurmond victorious in 15th District Assembly race

Tony Thurmond and kids
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Tony Thurmond, a former Richmond city councilman, is driving up to Sacramento today to start his orientation as one of the state’s newest Assemblymen.

Thurmond won a resounding victory Tuesday in the race for the District 15 Assembly seat. He garnered  54.3% of the vote while his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, got 45.7% of the vote.

Thurmond swept the Contra Costa County vote with 61%, and just barely came out on top in Alameda County with 50.4% of the vote.

“We’ve run a campaign on issues about progressive values — education, and environment, and expanding healthcare for those who’ve been left out,” Thurmond said late Tuesday night when partial results showed him in the lead. “So I’m excited that the voters have responded.”
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The Berkeley Wire: 11.05.14

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