The Berkeley Wire: 12.08.10

Alison Mudditt named new director of University of California Press [UCB]
Cal swimming coach named first female Olympic head coach [KTVU]
Lococo family brings Italian restaurant Sportivo to downtown [Grub St SF]
Yellowjackets boys’ basketball go to 3-0 with road win over McClymonds [CoCo Times]
Alice Waters advocates for local, sustainable school lunches in Sacramento [Sac Bee]

Photo of Christmas lights on The Arlington by CL Maclay/Berkeleyside Flickr pool