The Berkeley Wire: 05.15.12

Berkeley places third on Amazon’s Best Read Cities list [AP]
Berkeley Symphony’s new season, conductor’s contract extended [Merc]
Berkeley home of late prof. Robert Scalapino for sale [MarketWire]
BUSD looks at amalgamating language immersion program [Patch]
Berkeley Youth Alternatives gets funds to boost attendance [Tribune]
Vigil for UC Berkeley sophomore (photos) [Mercury News]

Photo: Campanile and Albany hill, by TJ Gehling/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.