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The Berkeley Wire: 07.18.16

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Berkeley mental-health clinic closed due to flea infestation

Notices taped to the door of Berkeley's Mental Health Services Clinic which is temporarily closed due to a flea infestation. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake
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Due to a flea infestation which could not be eradicated, Berkeley’s adult Mental Health Clinic closed on June 27 , which has meant cutbacks on core services until a temporary solution is implemented, according to city officials.

Described by officials as an emergency, the closure of the clinic, at 2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, has meant, “a number of core services have been halted or severely curtailed for the past two weeks,” according to a memo from city manager Dee Williams-Ridley. Among the services affected are assessments and intakes, psychiatry appointments, and onsite case management services — the most critical of which is the Mental Health Division inability to accept drop-in patients, according to an expert.

“We typically assess over 20 people per month,” the memo reads. “It also means that each week 25-50 severely mentally ill people in Berkeley do not get the psychiatric treatment they need to remain safe and to support them functioning well as they navigate the city’s streets parks and public spaces. There are an additional 60+ clients who we are unable to serve in the field and therefore are not receiving the support they need to continue their recovery.”Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.15.16

Square neighbor by Melinda

Square neighbor by Melinda

UC Berkeley raised a record $479M in 2015-16 school year (UCB News)
Nick Leslie, Cal student, missing after Nice attack (Wall Street Journal)
In Berkeley, singing through Parkinson’s (KALW)
A look at the sex industry in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Sell/Buy/Date‘ (SF Gate)
A Look Back: Atom-smasher construction starts at UC in 1941 (East Bay Times)

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Cal student missing after Nice attack; other students injured

Nick Leslie, a Cal student who reportedly is missing after Nice attack. Photo: Facebook
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Nick Leslie, a UC Berkeley student studying abroad, is missing after the Nice truck attack, according to news reports.

Leslie, who grew up in Del Mar but who was originally from Italy, was along the promenade when a French-Tunisian citizen drove a truck through crowds of people who had gathered to watch fireworks, killing 84.

“His uncle Fabio Bottini is checking hospitals in Nice to try to locate him and is in contact with his mother back in California,” Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.14.16

Japanese pond at UC Botanical. Photo: Avi

Japanese pond at UC Botanical Garden. Photo: Avi

Hospital workers disrupt special council meeting (Daily Cal)
Matt Ross must be doing something right (East Bay Times)
John Leguizamo entertains in ‘Latin History for Morons’ (Daily Cal)
Chancellor Dirks probed for improper use of gym (KQED)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.13.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.12.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.11.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.08.16

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Low-flying plane to take photos of UC Berkeley this weekend

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If you see or hear a plane flying low over the UC Berkeley campus this weekend, don’t be alarmed.

The UC Berkeley Real Estate Mapping and Drawing unit has hired a company to make a highly-detailed topographic map of the campus. The plane is taking aerial pictures of the campus, the hills east of the campus, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

To get detailed photos, the small plane will have to fly repeatedly over the campus at about a 3,000-foot elevation. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.07.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.06.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.05.16

Half of a show by Daniel Parks

Half of a show by Daniel Parks

Alta Bates Hospital to close by 2030 (SF Chronicle)
Remembering Tarishi Jain (Institute for South Asia Studies)
Matt Ross and Phyllis Grant, parenting and Captain Fantastic (Sunset)
Ortman family history in Berkeley goes beyond ice cream (West County Times)
City offers free workshop July 10 on raising chickens (East Bay Times)
Man gets three years for stabbing two in Berkeley (Daily Planet)
Several nonprofits partially defunded in 2017 budget (Daily Cal)
Don Jelinek, former councilman, leftist lawyer, dies (SF Gate)

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