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Occupy Berkeley remains, experiment is proving fragile

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While Occupy encampments across the nation are being forcibly disbanded, be it in Oakland, Manhattan or right here on the Cal campus, the tent-city in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park, which was established in early October after gravitating from the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue, remains. Its presence has been marked not by clashes with the police or loud demonstrations, but rather by its inherent low profile.

Over the past few weeks, it has quietly grown in size and, while showing no sign of leaving, it is nevertheless struggling with the consequences of its policy of radical inclusivity. Occupy Berkeley campers and supporters are engaging in loud and long disagreements and debates as they try to figure out the best approach to a world which opens its doors to all who walk in: decent people, as well as thieves and assailants. … Continue reading »

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Downtown Summer Cinema series closes with bang

More than 500 people turned out on Saturday night to enjoy a free screening of "The Big Lebowski". Photo: D.H. Parks
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The finale of Center Street Summer Cinema, a free outdoor movie series launched this year by the Downtown Berkeley Association and sponsored by Berkeleyside, was deemed a success.

An estimated 500 people turned out to see The Big Lebowski, a quintessential Berkeley movie if ever there was one, which was shown on the side of the future Berkeley Art Museum in the Bank of America parking lot.

Before the feature, participants enjoyed free entertainment from Oakland’s Fire Collective … Continue reading »

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Costume contests match movies at new cinema series

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The countdown is on for the city’s first Summer Outdoor Movie series which will take place on the four Saturdays in August on Center Street in downtown Berkeley. And costume contests, tied in to the free screenings, will be part of the fun for movie-goers.

Each film will be preceded with a costume contest with thematic prizes at 7:30 pm, MC’d by local dignitaries.

On August 6, wear your pirate costume to watch The Princess Bride; on August 13 sport the goofiest bow tie or wear the most scout badges for Up; dust off your safari attire for Raiders of the Lost Ark on August 20; and, on August 27, dress as your favorite character from The Big Lebowski. Pre-feature cartoons and short films will round out the evenings.

Center Street will be closed to traffic between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street while entertainers from the Downtown MusicFest will be on hand to serenade you with steel drums, violins, and Brazilian guitars. … Continue reading »

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Summer movie series launches in downtown Berkeley: Vote for the films you want to see

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Today sees the launch of “Center Street Summer Cinema” — free screenings of movies under the stars in downtown Berkeley on four consecutive Saturdays in August. Berkeleyside is proud to be the lead media sponsor of this exciting new addition to the Berkeley summer calendar.

Center Street will be the place to be on the evenings of August 6, 13, 20 and 27. At least 15 local restaurants — including Alborz Persian Restaurant and Sportivo will serve café-style specials on or near the street, which will be closed to traffic between Shattuck and Oxford starting at 6:30pm.

Movie-goers can come early to dine al fresco while being entertained by performers from the Downtown Berkeley MusicFest. Other fun activities being planned for the events — which are being orchestrated by the Downtown Berkeley Association — include cartoons, short features, face painting, all of which will precede the main movie screenings. … Continue reading »

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On Day of Action, protesters on campus, Bank of America

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Groups of students have been gathering on the UC Berkeley campus today to voice their opposition to education budget cuts, in what is being billed a Day of Action for Public Education.

The Daily Californian reported that at 1pm a rally of about 100 people at Sproul Hall turned into a march through Sather Gate, heading to California Hall with protesters chanting: “We will march, we will fight, education is our right.” Follow the progress of the protests on … Continue reading »

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