Category Archives: News
Berkeley resident Kyle Russell was assaulted while walking down the sidewalk in San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday last week because he was wearing Google Glass. The incident follows other similar assaults in San Francisco, which has also seen protests against Google and other tech companies for what is perceived to be their detrimental impact on the city. In January, activists also turned up at the home of a Google staffer who lives in Berkeley. Russell wrote about his experience for Business Insider where he works:
A colleague and I had just finished covering a march in protest of a Google employee who had recently evicted several tenants after buying and moving into a home in the area.
After more than an hour spent working on the story in a coffee shop, I arranged my laptop, camera, and notes in my backpack. Mindlessly, I put on Google Glass instead of squeezing it in with the rest of my things.
(In retrospect, I can see how that might not have been the best idea.)
The aforementioned colleague and I were on our way to the 16th Street BART station — I’ll note that I wasn’t using any device at the time — when a person put their hand on my face and yelled, “Glass!” … Continue reading »
Doctor who met clients at Starbucks indicted (SFGate)
Programs offer hope for dwindling frog population (SF Chronicle)
Hindu studies launched at Graduate Theological Union (Hindupad)
Famous Berkeley criminal cases (Daily Clog)
Former cop suing Cal over denial of concealed gun permit (Fox News Insider)
Prince of posters David Lance Goines keeps his hand in (SF Chronicle)
Artist Judith Belzer among 187 Guggenheim award recipients (Gallerist)
What’s with the big yellow ribbons on the UC Berkeley campus? (Daily Cal)
Aurora Theatre extends ‘The Letters’ through June 1 (Aurora)
Acclaimed ‘Tribes’ gets regional premiere at Berkeley Rep (Mercury News)
Berkeleyside’s investigative piece on the contentious issue of fraudulent enrollment in Berkeley’s public schools got people talking.
After a violent attack on a Police officer … Continue reading »
My personal ode to Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Why we love Cal Day (Daily Clog)
Op-Ed: Bike share isn’t all the East Bay needs (SFWeekly)
Berkeley to consider extending parking meter hours (Daily Cal)
Berkeley police want Tasers (Berkeley Daily Planet)
Berkeley photographer documented changing face of SOMA (SFGate)
Custodian dies after 20 ft fall at UC Berkeley International House (Daily Cal)
Cheri King: Inner-city tennis success (Blog Talk radio)
Berkeley looks up to its future (SF Business Times)
Berkeley man convicted of Walnut Creek rapes (Mercury News)
Rita Moreno’s California house hunt (Wall Street Journal)
Berkeley’s Whole Foods market unveiled two new, powerful charging stations for electric vehicles yesterday at its store at the intersection of Telegraph at Ashby. The move brings the total number of public stations in the city to four, and Berkeley is on track to gain at least a further seven stations in the not too distant future.
This will be welcome news to owners of Leafs, Volts and Teslas whose numbers are on the rise: the city has seen a 70% increase in electric vehicle registrations in the past six months, according to Sarah Moore, Assistant Planner in the city’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, who estimates there are around 350 electric vehicles currently registered to Berkeley residents and businesses.
The Whole Foods stations allow customers with electric cars to boost their power from zero to 80% in just 20-30 minutes if they choose their DC-Fast option.
Whole Foods is the first business to participate in a City of Berkeley pilot program to ease the permitting and installation of EV charging stations. … Continue reading »
Benny Green was a standout player in the Berkeley High jazz band in the late 1970s, but his formative education took place on the bandstand with Faye Carol, a veteran vocalist whose command of blues and jazz prepared the pianist for his career-making stints with jazz legends Betty Carter, Art Blakey and Ray Brown.
A Berkeley resident since the early 1970s, the Pittsburg-raised Carol has provided firm but loving guidance to hundreds of aspiring musicians over the years, which is why the Jazz Journalists Association is presenting her with a Jazz Hero award at Yoshi’s on Saturday afternoon (full disclosure: I’m a JJA member involved with planning the event).
Green was 16 when he started playing with Carol, and she made a point of featuring him at the beginning of every set.
“I’d open the show playing a trio number or two, and that was my first time getting my feet wet leading a band,” says Green, 51, who’s the first artist-in-residence at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory (formerly known as the Jazzschool). … Continue reading »
Two new electric vehicle chargers open at Whole Foods (Business Wire)
UC Berkeley School of Law to offer first interactive online course (Daily Cal)
Berkeley goes there with parking (East Bay Express)
Buddhist group gets permission to expand Sonoma press (Press-Democrat)
Tilden’s Nimitz Way leads to spectacular views (SF Chronicle)
EBMUD delays rationing decision until April 22 (Co Co Times)
2 new Cal projects help university’s influence spread further (Golden Blogs)
Post office workers to protest “privatization” of post office (Patch)
David Davalos’ ‘Wittenberg’ at Aurora: a magnet for big names (SF Chronicle)
Call it a “library warming.”
As a way to celebrate the completion of its branch renovation campaign – and highlight the dozens of community programs it presents each month – the Berkeley Public Library is hosting a month-long party.
The Branch Out! celebration will bring concerts, art exhibits, pop-up libraries at food truck gatherings, a sleepover party for stuffed animals, mindfulness meditation, and that beloved event – author readings – and much more to a branch near you in April. … Continue reading »
Foiled Berkeley tree sit-in (Berkeley Reporter)
Cal Day: Experience UC Berkeley and share your story (UCB)
Berkeley sues itself over council boundaries (BANG)
Booming restaurant scene boosts downtown Berkeley (SF Biz Times)
A Star Wars themed astronomy party at UC Berkeley (Space io9)
Campus community gears up to ‘take back the night’ (UCB)
Did the Fairmont buy the Claremont for $155 million? (Travel Weekly)
Eric Allman nominated to Internet Hall of Fame (Internet Hall of Fame)
Albatross Pub celebrates 50 years (Inside Bay Area)
What you never knew about Berkeley’s bagels (Eating Berkeley)
Berkeley High ranks 619th in “most challenging high schools” list (Washington Post)
Berkeley advances citywide LED streetlight upgrade (BACC)
Micro-anxieties of UC Berkeley students (Daily Clog)
Great dishes at Comal, Ippuku, others (SF Chronicle)
Calendar change may extend Thanksgiving for UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
A UC Berkeley student was confirmed to have measles on Friday, April 4.
The case, the second to affect a Cal student this year, comes in the midst of a high number of measles cases throughout the state. The California Department of Public Health reported Friday that there have been at least 51 cases this year so far, compared to four at the same time last year. The vast majority of cases involve those who traveled to, or were in contact with, known measles cases.
The student was isolated on April 3, soon after reporting a rash suspected of being measles-related.
The student landed on a domestic flight to Oakland on March 30, rode BART to Berkeley and attended classes April 1 through April 3. The university, and the City of Berkeley health department, have contacted students who might have been in class with the student on those days. … Continue reading »
Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. You’re busy — some of them might have passed you by. Here are five stories we think you’ll want to catch up on.
A powerful weather front brought thunder and lightning to Berkeley on Monday. Lightning splintered a massive redwood tree and gave a 31-year old a fright.