By John C. Osborn
When Joshua Redman was growing up in Berkeley, his mother took him to a bewildering variety of music performances: Indonesian gamelan, Japanese Taiko drumming, African drumming, Persian traditional music, and so on. “It’s quite possible that if I hadn’t grown up in Berkeley I wouldn’t have been the musician I am — or even a musician,” Redman says.
For four years Kim Allen has served as garden program manager for Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA), which provides a minimum-wage, internship program for socio-economically challenged adolescents ages 14 to 18. Some come to the garden through word-of-mouth from family or friends, others as part of mandated community service.
Responding to our story yesterday about the passing of Tim Moellering, a much loved history teacher and baseball coach at Berkeley High, reader Matt left a comment on Berkeleyside, among several others mourning his loss. Matt wrote that Moellering had left a mark “on hundreds, maybe thousands of people and will not be forgotten”. (Visit Moellering’s Facebook page to read the dozens of tributes that are pouring in.] At his mother’s suggestion, Matt also raised the possibility that Willard Middle School baseball field be named after Moellering. Moellering came to BHS in 2002 after 19 years at Willard, where he was both a teacher and the school’s football coach. “It would be the right thing to do,” wrote Matt. What do others think? Is this an idea worth exploring and possibly campaigning for in Tim Moellering’s memory?
At about 9.15 p.m. on Thursday night, an empty Bauer’s bus which had been left by its driver parked on Piedmont Avenue across the street from UC Berkeley, rolled across the street’s two lanes and down an embankment coming to a stop in front of a Haas School of Business building. The bus did not collide with either cars or pedestrians and nobody was injured.