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The Berkeley Wire: 04.06.15

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View from UC Berkeley Campanile will not be landmarked

A group of protesers marched from the Campanile to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 2 to urge the landmarking of Campanile Way. Photo: Ted Friedman
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The view from the UC Berkeley Campanile looking west toward San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge is iconic, but it should not be landmarked, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Thursday, April 2.

The 5-3 vote, with one abstention, came after almost four hours of testimony from residents who are concerned that a proposed 18-story building at 2211 Harold Way will partially block the view from campus. Those in favor of landmarking urged the LPC to preserve the view for future generations by making sure developers could not impinge on the vista.

“Campanile Way is a terribly important part of the history of the campus and the Berkeley community,” said John English, who has lived in Berkeley for more than 55 years. “It is totally obvious it deserves landmarking. Let’s recognize its importance and celebrate its 100th anniversary by landmarking Campanile Way.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.03.15

Clark Kerr campus by William Newton. Photo taken March 31, 2015

Clark Kerr campus by William Newton. Photo taken March 31, 2015

A library made entirely of books at Bay Area Books Festival (Bustle)
Berkeley sales tax increase takes effect after November vote (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley choruses to perform Bach masterpiece (IBA)
Police respond to hit and run involving 9 vehicles (Daily Cal)
Parents guide to the Gilman district in Berkeley (510 Families)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.02.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.01.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.31.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.30.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.27.15

Mr. Balloons by Thomas Hughes

Mr. Balloons by Thomas Hughes

Berkeley Post Office: Judge asks USPS to rescind documents (CoCo Times)
‘That’s so Berkeley': Our stereotype might be a little true (Daily Clog)
Berkeley police want residents to register their bikes (Patch)
Residential burglaries are on the rise (NBC Local)

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.26.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.25.15

Live Oak Park Leaf by KeLens. Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2015

Live Oak Park Leaf by KeLens. Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2015

An eviction nightmare at Oregon Park Senior Apartments (Express)
Love national parks? Thank UC Berkeley (UCB News)
Berkeley, A Look Back: Too much rain was issue 75 years ago (CoCo Times)
Best places to eat alone around Berkeley (Eating Berkeley)
Quantum of Solace: The Berkeley Rose Garden (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley first university to house a center for Bangladesh center (UCB News)
Miriam Klein Stahl, illustrator of Rad American Women (City Lights Books)

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.24.15

Sunrise over the Seabreeze Market by Steve Kirby. Photo taken March 24, 2015

Sunrise over the Seabreeze Market by Steve Kirby. Photo taken March 24, 2015

Director of Lawrence Berkeley Lab to step down (Daily Cal)
Sutter Health to pay fine for Alta Bates safety violation (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley could have $16 minimum wage by 2017 (IBA)
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro (Coloradoan)
UC Berkeley is a leader in fastest graduation rates (Money)
The secret to Berkeley’s economic success (Market Watch)

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.23.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.20.15

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