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The Berkeley Wire: 04.15.16

Beach flowers at the Berkeley Harbor by Mohan Ajmani. Photo shot April 14, 2016

Beach flowers at the Berkeley Harbor by Mohan Ajmani. Photo shot April 14, 2016

Urban naturalist sees life and death struggles daily (SF Chronicle)
Homeless commission talks city confiscation protocol (Daily Cal)
UNR confident in hire of coach accused of harassment at Berkeley (Reno Gazette Journal)
Professor of education John Hurst dies at 86 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Tudor designed by Walter Ratcliffe on the market (SF Gate)
Cal student questioned, refused service, after speaking Arabic on flight (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.14.16

Mustard Bug by David Gould. Photo shot April 10, 2016

Mustard Bug by David Gould. Photo shot April 10, 2016

UC Berkeley pays $4.75 million in suit over football player’s death (SF Chronicle)
Jeff Bridges brings his music to Berkeley for benefit concert (SF Chronicle)
In Berkeley, kosher wine gets back to its roots (SF Chronicle)
Human remains found on Fourth Street draw scrutiny to other sites (East Bay Times)
Berkeley police seek Apple Store theft suspects (Mercury News)
Mechanical engineering professor David Dornfeld dies at 66 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Lab projects could save California $2 billion annually in energy costs (Berkeley Lab)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.13.16

Wildflowers in Tilden by mystuart. Photo shot April 10, 2106

Wildflowers in Tilden by mystuart. Photo shot April 10, 2106

BART board to review renovation of Downtown Berkeley station (Daily Cal)
Michael Pollan: 10 dishes that made my career
(First We Feast)
An herby Iranian frittata from Michael Pollan’s chef teacher (NYT)
UC Berkeley student petition demands campus give out abortion pills (College Fix)
Actor Jeff Bridges takes us to school before benefit show (Bay Bridged)
Berkeley Rep to stage premiere of ‘Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ (Broadway World)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.12.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.11.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.08.16

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Ohlone human remains found in trench in West Berkeley

Construction workers uncovered ancient Ohlone remains on March 29 while digging a trench in front of Spenger's Fish Restaurant at 1919 Fourth St. Photo: Wendy Kenin
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Update April 10: The developer of the Fourth Street site issued a statement to Berkeleyside through its publicist, in response to the original April 8 story:

“Jamestown is complying with local stakeholders, including the recommendations of the appointed Most Likely Descendent, in order to ensure the respectful and dignified treatment of the remains. In light of this discovery, Jamestown is performing further archaeological studies of the property and has enlisted a member of the Ohlone Tribe to monitor future excavation work. Construction will continue but all excavation work will stop until a monitor is in place. We are committed to the local community and protecting the traditions of the native peoples.”

Original story: Construction workers on March 29 uncovered what appear to be “pre-contact” Indian remains while digging a trench on Fourth Street near Hearst Avenue as part of the redevelopment of Spenger’s Fish Grotto and adjoining parcels.

Workers excavating adjacent to 1919 Fourth St. immediately stopped all work on the site and notified authorities, as required by the use permit, according to Matthai Chakko, a city of Berkeley spokesman. Jamestown, the corporate owner of the property, brought in an osteologist, or bone expert, who determined that the remains, which lay among shell midden — remnants of the ancient shellmound that sat for centuries in that area — were human. The Alameda County Coroner’s office later confirmed the finding.

“Because of the context with shell midden around it, and because we know that part of town contained shell mounds, we know it was a burial and it was human,” said Andy Galvan, a Chochenyo Ohlone Indian who is the curator of the Mission Dolores Museum in San Francisco and who often helps developers determine whether there are Indian artifacts on their properties. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.07.16

Japanese Maple by jnga58. Photo shot April 2, 2016

Japanese Maple by jnga58. Photo shot April 2, 2016

UC Berkeley Chancellor announces new committee on sexual misconduct (Daily Cal)
Disturbing details about Cal’s sexual harassment scandal revealed in files (Guardian)
Berkeley High basketball coach resigns (East Bay News)
Voter survey identifies affordable housing, homelessness as priorities (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Art Center’s ‘Agility Projects’ support daring reflections on identity (KQED)
John Leguizamo teaches us Latin history 101 at Berkeley Rep (Arts Scene)
UC Berkeley staffer takes stand for sexual harassment victims (Mercury News)
Cal coach facing sexual harassment charges resigns (KRON)
SolarCity taps former FERC chairman, Berkeley resident, for Chief Policy Officer (Seeking Alpha)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.05.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.04.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.01.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.31.16

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