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The Berkeley wire: 09.30.14

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John King: These development measures are really anti-growth (SF Chronicle)
NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative (UCB)
Can’t get into Berkeley? You might like… (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Berkeley benefit: never pay extra for anything you need (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley celebrates free speech movement’s 50th anniversary (Mercury News)
Cal students react to Yes Means Yes DREAM loan program legislation (Daily Cal)
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The Berkeley Wire: 09.29.14

The forest primeval. Photo- Paul Sullivan

The forest primeval, Tilden Regional Park. Photo: Paul Sullivan

3 Bay Area institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research (UCB)
2 charged with murder accept voluntary manslaughter plea deal (Daily Cal)
If Berkeley can’t pass a soda tax, who can? (Grist)
Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities (Daily Clog)
50 years later: who really won the battle of Berkeley? (San Diego Free Press)
Side Dish: The Cowboy burger at Eureka in Berkeley (Diablo)

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8 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

Berkeley Police dispatch center. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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1. Always on call: Inside the Berkeley police dispatch center
2. It’s grape harvest time for Covenant, a kosher winery new to West Berkeley
3. Berkeley boy Andy Samberg gives back with a burger
4. Teen charged with the stabbing of 72-year old woman in Berkeley
5. Police ticket pedestrians for downtown traffic violations
6. Take your dog to dinner: It’s now legal (within limits)
7. Cyclist dies after North Berkeley crash with carContinue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.26.14

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Treat. Photo: jar ()

Janaki Bakhle, UC Berkeley’s new “first lady” (Daily Cal)
Labor commissioner finds Berkeley contractor guilty of worker retaliation (Daily Cal)
New Cal lighting can sniff our stinky dorm rooms (CBS Local)
Officials urge removal of eucalyptus trees from East Bay hills (ABC7)
Cal releases report on student athletes grad rates (Fresno Bee)
Mark Morris’ Achilles heel shows in dance program in Berkeley (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.25.14

Spotlight on the Bay. Photo: Kathy

Spotlight on the Bay. Photo: Kathy

UC Berkeley economics professor Lloyd Ulman dies at 94 (Daily Cal)
Soda tax fight in Berkeley, SF, could have nationwide implications (California Healthline)
Berkeley celebrates 50th anniversary of free speech movement (KQED)
UC Berkeley and the making of Yosemite (UCB)
New semester means new anti-Israel protest at Cal (J-Weekly)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.24.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.23.14

Forster's tern at Aquatic Park, Berkeley by TJ Gehling

Forster’s tern at Aquatic Park, Berkeley. Photo, taken on  Sept. 17, 2014, by TJ Gehling

Cal students blocked from enrolling due to incomplete sexual assault training (CBS)
In students’ lives, Berkeley chess school makes moves (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley journalism school considering $10,000 tuition hike (Inside Higher Ed)
King fire threatens decades of UC Berkeley research (Daily Cal)
Berkeley: Four vie for open City Council seat (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.22.14

Waiting, by Richard Friedman. Taken on Sept. 14, 2014

Waiting, by Richard Friedman. Taken on Sept. 14, 2014

510 Families: The Berkeley parenting blog (Your Berkeley)
Free Speech Movement activists reflect on its achievement (SF Chronicle)
First person: I got free Berkeley pot (Berkeley Reporter)
Cal/Osha fines Cal $26,000 in death of custodian (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley Lab hires three developmentally disabled employees (Daily Cal)
Writer J. California Cooper dies at 82 (Ebony)
Council incumbent faces two challengers (Tribune)
Free workshops offer advice on reducing energy use (CoCo Times)
PACE has returned to Berkeley, its birthplace (Clean Techica)
New athletic team breaks barrier for the disabled (UCB News)

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6 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

The colony has donated seven hyenas to the Oakland Zoo, where the animals live in a wooded ravine and enjoy splashing in water. Photo: Oakland Zoo
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1. Suspect arrested in attempted homicide of woman in her 70s
2. Spotted hyena colony at Cal to close after 30 years
3. Accused murderer set free when witness skips court
4. Suit settled over new Elmwood restaurant
5. Street warned about rampant Godzilla
6. Richmond man dies after motorcycle crash

John Adams, Carl Bass, Shashi Buluswar, Jeff Chang, Brian Christian, Mina Girgis, Nate Lewis, Daphne Miller, Matías Tarnopolsky: a … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.19.14

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico (UCB)
UC Berkeley mechanical engineering alumna receives MacArthur grant (Daily Cal)
Ledger’s Liquor sells one of the most popular beers you’ve never heard of (Marketplace)
Healthcare inequality plagues UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Peking Express set to close doors soon (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.18.14

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Pull a great big fish from the bottom of the hole. Aquatic Park. Photo: TJ Gehling

Review: An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep (Variety)
Bound for Berkeley, Lea Robinson leaves legacy at Columbia (Columbia Spectator)
Police hope new evidence in 48-year-old Berkeley cold case (KTVU)
Berkeley police see spike in car burglaries in West Berkeley (Co Co Times)
From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride (UCB)
Five candidates running for three Berkeley School Board posts (Co Co Times)
500 Berkeley students missed sex-abuse classes (Porterville Recorder)

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Update: PG&E outage in North Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo caused by fire

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More than 5,000 customers are without power in North Berkeley and El Cerrito, according to PG&E’s outage map.

The outage began at 12:28 a.m. and was expected to be repaired by 3:45 a.m.

According to PG&E, 5,327 homes — from the Berkeley Hills west to Interstate 80 and north almost to Moeser Lane in El Cerrito — were without power as of the latest update, at 1:28 a.m.

The cause is listed as unknown, with an investigation underway.

A PG&E crew has been assigned to assess the damage, according to PG&E’s online Electric Outage Center. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.17.14

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