Twenty years ago, the late Dona Spring, a City Council member, asked me to find an American Indian artist to paint a mural on the BART vent building in Ohlone Park. The building was a graffiti-covered eyesore, crying out for public art. The city, having recently changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, wanted to honor the Ohlones, who are native to this land.
UC Berkeley exonerates anthropologist accused of stealing ideas (CHE)
Back to Berkeley for Oregon State freshman against California (Register Guard)
A look back: New west Berkeley Y to cost $25,000 in 1938 (Mercury News)
Craftsman details take center stage in Berkeley home (SF Gate)
Moscone, Taccone discuss their wide-ranging audience (Mercury News)
Wellness? There’s a new Cal Rec app for that (UCB)
Cal students give Bank of America reality check (It’s getting hot in here)
Owen Roberts of Shady Maples has Berkeley roots (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley couple brings light to developing nations ( J Weekly)
West Berkeley to experience electric outages (PG&E)
University of California employees held a demonstration today on Bancroft Way at Telegraph on the fringe of the Cal campus to protest what they see as unfair pay, medical and retirement benefits.
The protest was organized by members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299.
Update, 5:14 p.m. The Berkeley Police Department identified those arrested in connection with Thursday morning’s robbery as James Heater, 24, of Oakland; Stefon Simpkins, 21; and Bart Perrin, 22, of San Ramon. No city of residence was listed for Simpkins.
INSIDE THE TEENAGE BRAIN What do teenagers think about? Movie goers will have a chance to see inside their minds by watching films they have made at the 15th Annual High School Film and Video Festival, (nicknamed Screenagers) presented Sat. Feb 2 at 3 pm at the Pacific Film Archive. “These powerful, beautifully crafted films are products of the imaginative minds of young artists that reside in the Bay Area. They reveal the faces of teenagers and the issues that they confront,” according to the staff at BAM/PFA. The winning films were curated by students at Berkeley High’s Communication Arts and Sciences program. (CAS) Tickets are $5.50. The program runs 90 minutes. 2575 Bancroft Way.
Rio de Janeiro native Ricardo Peixoto has spent almost his entire adult life in the United States, but his music is still steeped in the luscious melodies and insinuating rhythms of Brazil. The Oakland-based guitarist joins forces with another Brazilian master, pianist Marcos Silva, Saturday at the Hillside Club, performing his original music with flutist Bob Afifi and bassist Aaron Germain in various duo, trio and quartet configurations.
More than 10 years after Berkeley voters approved a $7.2 million bond to build a new home to care for abandoned and sick animals, the Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter will hold its grand opening Saturday — costing $5 million more than the original budget and in a smaller space than city officials originally envisioned.
Ever fantasized about running your own restaurant? At Guest Chef in Rockridge culinary dreams come true as cooks feel the heat of the kitchen.
After an acrimonious battle last year over Measure S, which sought to prohibit sitting on commercial sidewalks, Berkeley’s City Council pointed the way on Tuesday night to a more consensual approach to homelessness.