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The Berkeley Wire: 08.07.14

Goats at Berkeley Lab. Photo- Daniel Parks

Ermahgerd, Gerts! Photo, taken on July 31, 2014, by Daniel Parks

DA upgrades charges in pedestrian death to felony (KTVU)
Berkeley celebrates National Night Out (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley takes steps to curb irrigation run-off and water use (KQED)
A guide to UC Berkeley for parents, visitors (Daily Clog)
Local muslims look to sky, smart-phones, to know when to fast (KALW)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.06.14

Market Musicians2 by Gina g10. Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2014

Market Musicians2 by Gina g10. Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2014

Students build a chicken coop, and envision city of the future (UCB News)
The hunt for Berkeley’s best mac and cheese (Daily Cal)
Downtown ballot initiative question heads to court (Inside Bay Area)
Los Cilantros: Splendid carnitas platter (SF Chronicle)
Car burglary case leads to stolen motorcycles (Mercury News)
Marine fights for his Afghan interpreter and his family (California)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.05.14

Northbrae Tunnel by TJ Gehling. Taken July 31, 2014

Northbrae Tunnel by TJ Gehling. Taken July 31, 2014

Police officer, union, sue city over leaked information (Daily Cal)
Cal Bears open training camp with first practice (Patch)
World’s only colony of captive hyenas to close (The Wild Life)
Goodbye to Sasha Shulgin, godfather of psychedelics (California)
Noah’s Bagels marks 25th year with 25-cent deal (Eat Drink Play)
Family sues UC over footballer player’s training death (SF Chronicle)

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In memoriam: Anne Rumrill Culver, 96, tennis lover

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Anne Rumrill Culver, who served as a Navy Wave during World War II, died Saturday, July 26. She was 96. Culver was an avid tennis player and one of her life lessons was never to throw away used tennis balls: There is so much that can be done with them. Culver saw Berkeley as “the greatest of homes,” and never tired of watching the sunset while dancing with her husband in their Panoramic Way home of more than 60 years.

Read an obituary of Anne Rumrill Culver in Berkeleyside’s Obituaries section. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.04.14

Cesar Chavez Park by Matias  Negrete-Pincetic. Taken on July 15, 2014

Cesar Chavez Park by Matias Negrete-Pincetic. Taken on July 15, 2014

Kepler’s Dream by Sylvia Brownrigg set to start filming in New Mexico (ABQ)
Lennar and Deutsche plan Berkeley apartments (The Registry)
Cal student store to change vendors, move location (Daily Cal)
Dennis Chowenhill interviews playwright Carol Lashof (Works by Women)
Family of deceased football player Ted Agu to file suit against Cal (Mercury News)
Secrets you never knew about the Faculty Club (Daily Clog)
New YouTube series features Ahn Hong restaurant (Express)

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12 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

Tuolumne Camp's green Adirondack chairs were lost in the fire, but new chairs, built by a group of volunteers in June, now perch at the edge of the ridge that runs the length of camp.  Set at 7,400 feet, the camp looks out toward South Lake Tahoe, down at 6,200 feet and at mountains all around. Photo by Mary Flaherty
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1. Have you seen this tiny treehouse post office in Tilden?
2. Philz Coffee branch opens in West Berkeley
3. Vegan, gluten-free Sanctuary Bistro opens
4. Tuolumne camp versus Echo Lake camp: Veterans compare
5.Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley
6. Berkeley councilman faces PR man in soda tax debate
7. Mediation between school district and union fizzles
8. West Berkeley’s Pacific States Steel sold to equity firm
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The Berkeley Wire: 08.01.14

Painted Lady Taken by Kathy in Tilden Park on July 31, 2014

Painted Lady Taken by Kathy in Tilden Park on July 31, 2014

UC study abroad program affected by Ebola outbreak in Africa (NBC)
Change underway on block of Telegraph Avenue (Tribune)
University Librarian Tom Leonard announces his retirement (Daily Cal)
Berkeley man sentenced for evading $1 million in taxes (CoCo Times)
Brooke Eubanks named head lacrosse coach (Cal Athletics)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.31.14

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Have you seen this tiny treehouse post office in Tilden?

The Tiny Treehouse at Tilden Park. Photo: Leafcutter Designs
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Have you seen the tiny tree house hidden in the Berkeley hills?

In December, Lea Redmond of Berkeley’s Leafcutter Designs built “The Tiny Tilden Post Office” in a knothole in a tree off the Curran Path in Tilden Park. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.30.14

Summer Sunset. By Kathy. Taken July 29, 2014

Summer Sunset. Photo by Kathy. Taken July 29, 2014

East Bay School for Boys turns work into wonders (NPR)
A look into the lives 0f 7 recent Cal alums (Daily Clog)
A rebirth for Telegraph Avenue (The Monthly)
Burmese, if you please: Rangoon Super Stars (The Monthly)
Video: Tiny post office in a tree hole (Boing Boing)
Frank Portman, ’87 makes Berkeley wall of fame (Wall of Fame)
Hans Hoffman’s works at Berkeley Art Museum (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.29.14

As Close as we came to Berkeley Kite Festival. Other fish to fry. Photo: jhk&alk

As Close as we came to Berkeley Kite Festival. Other fish to fry. Photo: jhk&alk

After staff explosion, an East Bay restaurant tries to move forward (Express)
EBMUD, Berkeley will repair sewers to keep sewage out of bay (SF Chronicle)
Armed suspect steals man’s backpack (Mercury News)
Berkeley scores with Real Madrid-Inter Milan game (Daily Cal)
Maxine Hong Kingston wins a National Medal of Arts (UCB News)
Sonoma group files suit to stop expansion of Dharma Press  (Press Democrat)
Man fights for a year to get Berkeley parking ticket refund  (ABC 7)
Successful weekend of bicycle valet parking at the Berkeley Kite Festival (Albany Strollers & Rollers)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.28.14

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6 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

Photo: Elaine Miller Bond
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1. Butterflies galore in the East Bay hills
2. All you ever wanted to know about the Berkeley downtown initiative 
3. Park advocates disappointed there won’t be bond measure on November ballot
4. ‘Paleo Diet’ restaurant to open in North Berkeley
5. Whole Foods to open in West Berkeley in November
6. Popular beer garden poses challenges for neighbors

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