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The Berkeley Wire: 07.11.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.10.14

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Tilden Little Farm, merry-go-round re-open to public

Cow Barn at Tilden's Little Farm which has reopened to the public after 10 months. Photo: EBRPD
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Nearly 10 months after it closed in order for necessary sewer work to be done, Tilden’s much-loved Little Farm has reopened to the public. The park’s vintage merry-go-round is also spinning again, after being taken over by new management.

The timeline for the sewer construction project was originally five months, but the scope of the work became increasingly large, said David Zuckermann, Supervising Naturalist at East Bay Regional Parks District.

“We originally thought we would be reopening in February,” he said. “But then we had to keep extending that month by month.”

Zuckermann said that it was only when crews began trenching the area that the scale of the job became apparent. “The sewer system is as old as the park, and Tilden, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is one of the three original East Bay parks,” he said. (The other two are Sibley and Lake Temescal.)

During the work, several areas other than the farm were also closed, including Indian Camp parking lot, picnic area, play structure and restroom, and the Big Leaf picnic area and restroom. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.09.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.08.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.07.14

Berkeley Pier by Kevin Schofield

Berkeley Marina. Photo: Kevin Schofield

Berkeley officials push for legislation to deter cell phone theft (Daily Cal)
Berkeley approves free pot for low-income residents (Breitbart)
Nation’s first soda tax could come to Berkeley (Journal Express)
50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night: see it in Berkeley (SF Weekly)
Berkeley’s summer food bucket list (Daily Clog)
Greetings from Alcatraz Avenue: Meet Bruce Lazarus (KQED Pop)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.03.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.02.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.01.14

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Dog owners beg City of Berkeley to remove dangerous foxtails at César Chávez Park

Mary Barnsdale with her dog Rusty, who is wearing a facemask for protection from foxtails. Barnsdale says she has spent almost $4000 on surgery removing foxtails.
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Berkeley dog owners are pleading with the city to clear the off-leash dog area at César Chávez Park of foxtails, an invasive grass whose barbed seed heads can cause serious injury to dogs.

The Berkeley Animal Care Commission sent a letter to City Council which was circulated at their June 18 meeting urging for a “regular, frequent, preventative schedule” of mowing. According to city spokesman Matthai Chakko, the letter will be reviewed as a communications item at the Council’s July 8 meeting. The Council cannot take action on communications items.

Dog owners say that the state-wide drought has made the foxtail situation at César Chávez Park on the bay particularly bad this year. Claudia Kawczynska, editor-in-chief of Bark Magazine, and former city waterfront commissioner, was at the ACC’s June meeting. She said the off-leash area needs an emergency mowing.

“The foxtails are the worst they’ve ever been. This is the worst year for foxtails throughout California. We’ve had a horrible season, the hottest ten months on record.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.30.14

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10 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

The Dwight Way Nursery closed in June. Photo: Charles Siler
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1) After several high profile raids, police arrest two in connection with June 11 shootings.
2) Berkeley’s minimum wage will increase to $12.53 by 2016
3) Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to step down
4) Shooting on San Pablo sends 38-year old to hospital
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) Much-beloved Dwight Nursery closing its doors after 30 years 
6) Downtown initiative makes ballot; city may lose millions in fees 
7) Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.27.14

Bee swarm. Photo: Brad Smith

European honey bee swarm, Schoolhouse Creek Common, Berkeley. Photo, taken on June 24, 2014, by Brad Smith

7 must-try desserts in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
$1.1 m for a rockin’ Berkeley mid-century modern (SFGate)
Your very own Berkeley tree guide (Daily Clog)
Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘Shrek the Musical’ is roaring good time (EBX)
Hazardous material situation with chlorine tablets at Clark Kerr (Daily Cal)
Test drive an electric car at Berkeley’s farmers’ market (CoCo Times)
Red Baron creator Hoare, architect Tssui, Emery students mapping history (E’ville Eye)

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