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The Berkeley Wire: 12.05.14

Photo taken by William Newton on Dec. 1, 2014

Photo taken by William Newton on Dec. 1, 2014

Petition all you want, Bill Maher will speak in Berkeley (Vanity Fair)
To fill spiritual role, congregation takes two-for-one deal (J Weekly)
BART death was 19-year old international Cal student (Daily Cal)
Black students stage protest against police killings at Cal café (Daily Cal)
Building with a purpose: Q & A with Dean Rich Lyon (Haas Now)
How to privatize the post office, piece by piece (Black Agenda Report)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.04.14

Thursday's rainbow in Berkeley over Kinetic Search. Photo: Pei Evans

Thursday’s rainbow in Berkeley over Kinetic Search. Photo: Pei Evans

Gov. Brown names Berkeley lawyer as head of Cal/OSHA (Mercury News)
Berkeley innovators driving Google technology (UCB News)
A look back: Berkeley loses two prominent women (Mercury News)
World’s largest ball of playdough may be in Berkeley (The Daily Clog)
New library director wants to build on community support (Tribune)
San Leandro man arraigned in Berkeley murder (Daily Cal)
Berkeley school growth rankles residents (Mercury News)
First person: Demo City USA (Berkeley Reporter)
Q&A with ‘Mira’s Diary’ author Marissa Moss (Teen Lit Rocks)
New building for Cal’s Haas School of Business (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.03.14

Spenger's at night by Louis Benainous. Photo taken Dec. 1, 2014.

Spenger’s at night by Louis Benainous. Photo taken Dec. 1, 2014

Berkeley students hold small rally against tuition increases (SF Chronicle)
Cal refuses to pay Berkeley’s minimum wage (Express)
Caught on camera: Haas Pavilion vandalism suspects (NBC)
Cal Consent campaign launches new poster series (Daily Cal)
Going deeper with Terry Riley (SF Classical Voice)
La Marcha coming to Berkeley in spring 2015 (Inside Scoop)
Zines of anarchy (Express)
Feds will thin, not clear-cut, eucalyptus trees in hills (Inside Bay Area)
Mitch Kapor case could change standards for large homes (SF Chronicle)
NPR names ‘Electric City’ as one of the best novels of the year (NPR)
Berkeley Rep presents world premiere of ‘Xs and Os’ (Broadway World)
Paul Dresher, Amy X Neuburg tribute to Diane Arbus in Berkeley (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.02.14

Clearing Bay storm by Fred Rowe. Photo taken on Dec. 1, 2014

Clearing Bay storm by Fred Rowe. Photo taken on Dec. 1, 2014

Tuition protest planned to mark FSM’s 50th anniversary (LA Times)
What was the UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement? (Huff Po College)
A half century after FSM and the warming planet (Common Dreams)
BHS students hold “Black Out Day” against sexual harassment (Daily Cal)
Featured BHS faculty: Officer Matt McGee (BHS Jacket)
A new café for Paleo diet fans (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley-based torah study to expand to Denver and Boston (J Weekly)
Berkeley’s Chinese eateries provide variety (BHS Jacket)
Your new phone could come with cancer warning (Global Healthcare)
Bay Area Book Festival launches Indiegogo campaign (Publishers Weekly)

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How Quirky is Berkeley? Gardens that define the term

Living roof at 1100 Spruce Street; photo John Storey
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“Quirky” has one thing in common with “obscene.”  When Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was presented with what the State of Ohio had deemed an obscene movie, he famously wrote:

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core pornography”], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.

So it is with “quirky,” especially as applied to gardens. Many, long posts could be devoted to landscape architecture in Berkeley, and there are many arguably quirky gardens. Here I present only those which hit the upper scale of quirky, the kind of landscaping which you know is quirky when you see it. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 12.01.14

Before the story by William Newton. Photo taken Nov. 29, 2014

Before the story by William Newton. Photo taken Nov. 29, 2014

With increase in students, Berkeley schools look for more space (Mercury News)
On anniversary of his viral email, lecturer reflects on what he’d change (California)
Cal student named 2016 George J. Mitchell scholar (India Times)
Nine gifts for the food obsessed (Express)
First Person: ‘Dramatically different’ on Berkeley Thanksgiving (Berkeley Reporter)
Berkeley in the 19th century (West County Times)
Regents approve $7,500 supplementary fee for Cal journalism school (Daily Cal)
Q&A: Berkeley’s campus free speech movement at 50 (Washington Times)
UC Berkeley students brave National Novel Writing Month (Daily Clog)
Kosher Covenant Wines opens in Berkeley (Mercury News)
Jeff Chang questions color-blind America in book, ‘Who We Be’ (Express)
Readers eat up Adam Mansbach’s naughty writing style (SF Chronicle)
Election 2014: How Berkeley voted (Daily Planet)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.28.14

Picnic area after the rain, Tilden. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Picnic area after the rain, Tilden. Photo: Nancy Rubin

A straw bale cottage rises in south Berkeley (CoCo Times)
Berkeley Rep’s “Party People” is a don’t miss show (SFGate)
Causes on top of classes draw UC Berkeley students (SF Chronicle)
If Troy Bolton actually went to UC Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Urban farm in Berkeley mixes Jewish spirituality, agriculture (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.26.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.25.14

Moon crescent over Emeryville by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Nov. 23, 2014

Moon crescent over Emeryville by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Nov. 23, 2014

Have a Coke and a frown (US News)
Apartments near BART are affordable, but hard to find (Inside Bay Area)
Lytro chairman to take post as Berkeley professor in 2015 (Re/code)
Artisans set to open studios for holiday season (CoCo Times)
A sweet overview of Berkeley’s candy shops (Eating Berkeley)
Former Berkeley shooting suspect killed in Oakland (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.24.14

Morning light, Berkeley Marina. Photo: Steve Gumina

Morning light, Berkeley Marina. Photo: Steve Gumina

Gordon Wozniak prepares to leave council post after 12 years (Daily Cal)
Election 2014: How Berkeley voted in 15th Assembly District race (Daily Planet)
Open UC movement occupies Wheeler Hall for five days (Daily Cal)
New mushroom discovered on UC Berkeley campus (Phys Org)
5 volunteering opportunities in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
First person: People’s Park protest scores win against Cal (Berkeley Reporter)
UC students plan walkout Monday to protest tuition hikes (SF Chronicle)

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Students march through Berkeley to protest tuition hikes

UC tuition protests. Photo: Siciliana Trevino
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Several hundred UC Berkeley students staged a walkout Monday, Nov. 24, to protest proposed tuition increases across the UC system.

As part of the walkout, a group around 200-strong took the protest to the streets of downtown Berkeley, starting at Civic Center Park and walking up Center Street toward the campus at around 1 p.m.

Police had stopped traffic at the corner of Center and Shattuck Avenue, and traffic was disrupted by the demonstration, said Siciliana Trevino who was on the scene and shot the video below.

The University of California’s Board of Regents voted Nov. 20 to authorize systemwide tuition increases of up to 5% per year through 2019-20 over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown, who offered to increase state funding by 4% per year over the next two years only if tuition was frozen at the current rate.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.21.14

Berkeley Marine, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Berkeley Marina, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Day 3: Cal students continue protests against tuition hikes (KTVU)
To find a sense of place in Jewish history, keep moving (J Weekly)
At Tilden Park, newt rules take affect (Mercury News)
Cal spirit: the road toward the Big Game (Daily Clog)
School board members approve recess restriction (Daily Cal)
Possible new fuel additive at Berkeley pumps: guilt (CoCo Times)
A Berkeley shopping district is born (SFGate)
All the things that are quirky in Berkeley (The New Yorker)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.20.14

Goal achieved by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Oct. 24, 2014

Goal achieved. Photo, taken on Oct. 24, 2014 at the Uncharted 2014 party, by Ira Serkes

UC students stage sleep-in over tuition hike, regents vote today (LA Times)
More than 200 occupy Wheeler Hall at height of protests (Daily Cal)
Residents worry about housing affordability amid rapid rise in rents (CoCo Times)
A Look Back: Dining options abound for Thanksgiving in 1939 (Mercury News)
Cal professor Barbara White dies at 64 (Daily Cal)
What happens in Berkeley … goes national (Huffington Post)
What happens if you wave Isis flag at Cal?  (Christian Science Monitor)
Berkeley man with parrot looking for a lift (SF Chronicle)
Award, plaudits for Hebrew after-school program in Berkeley (J-Weekly)
Surprisingly few Cal students voted in midterm election (CBS)

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