The Berkeley Wire: 04.19.12

Op-ed: Downtown marred by huge labs [Daily Cal]
Cal’s football stadium gamble [Wall Street Journal]
Faces of Berkeley: Jim Patton, adventuring professor [Daily Cal]
Berkeley will celebrate Earth Day [Hesternet]
Prosecutor says Berkeley suspect almost got away with murder [Daily Planet]
Classic Berkeley homes open this weekend [HuffPo]

Photo: Fiddle head ferns at Monterey Market, by Ira Serkes/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.