“The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.” “Stop before you’re full.” “Don’t buy cereals that change the color of the milk.” These are just some of the many tips that Berkeley author Michael Pollan included in his compact book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, which contained 64 rules for eating well.
“The snow icon?” “In Berkeley?” asks Berkeleysider Emily Cohen as she checks the weather forecast on her cell phone (above).
We recently reported on Berkeley indie band Roosevelt Radio and their bid to win the chance to work with legendary producer Don Was. The five members of the band went to Los Angeles to compete in the Gimme The Gig competition on February 17. Berkeleyside reader Scott Empringham was there and reported that “These guys did awesome!” They didn’t win, however.
By John C. Osborn
Saul Perlmutter, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and part of the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, has been awarded this year’s Einstein Medal, presented by the Albert Einstein Society. The medal was awarded for “discovering the acceleration of the universe” through the observation of very distant supernovae. Perlmutter shares the award with Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute and John Hopkins University.
A rooftop fire at the apartment block on the corner of Haste and Telegraph drew a dramatic response from the Berkeley Fire Department. Five engines, two trucks and a total of 32 firefighters responded to the 3:19 p.m. alarm. The first firefighters were on the scene by 3:24 and the fire was knocked down at 4:11.
Anyone taking a hike up the Claremont Canyon fire trail recently will have seen that two neighboring Eucalyptus trees, located on the second stretch of path after the first hair-pin turn, were ripped from the ground, we assume by the high winds and rain Berkeley has been experiencing over the past few days.
The semi-collapse of two walls at the site of Berkeley’s emerging new Apple store on Fourth Street at 10am this morning led to a call-out for the Berkeley fire department and the closure of two neighboring businesses.
“Your real good thing is about to end” — Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Your Good Thing
A large tree came down this weekend on Piedmont Avenue at the corner of Channing.