Soda tax will reduce consumption but not obesity (Vox)
Op-ed: Passing apathetic student district (Daily Cal)
Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas (UrbDeZine)
Berkeley’s soda tax a sweet victory (LA Times)
Soda tax is scary precedent for food industry (Forbes)
City Council candidates cautiously optimistic as votes are tallied (Daily Cal)
Mayor honors architect Sandhya Sood (India Times)
Bay Area students react to soda tax (USA Times)
Brand new Berkeley bakery Stateside will take you back to your childhood, in a good way, while Oakland has a new British gastro-pub.
John Hinkel Park, Civic Center building, the Berkeley Rose Garden, much of Berkeley High School, Malcolm X school, the Brazilian Room Tilden Park — all these and many more projects came about because of the New Deal public works program.
HALF MARATHON Running out of ideas for things to do this weekend? Spend Sunday, Nov. 9, in your sneakers. It’s the second annual Berkeley Half Marathon, which takes racers through the Cal campus, Gourmet Ghetto, Fourth Street shopping area, and along the beautiful Bay Trail. If the 13.1-mile journey sounds daunting, participant can opt to run a more reasonable 5 kilometers instead. The race starts (8 a.m.) and ends (12:30 p.m.) at Civic Center Park at 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Registration costs $25-$115, and supports Cal Athletics and the Berkeley Public Schools Fund; last year’s event brought in $30,000. Non-runners may want to check out the list of street closures. (more…)
Authorities conducted a warrant search in South Berkeley early Thursday that was connected to a fatal shooting last week at the Seabreeze Market.
Sports Basement will open in the former Berkeley Iceland location on Tuesday next week, 10 days later than originally forecast. It will follow with a “Grandish Snowpening” on Saturday, Nov.15, when Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will officially cut the ribbon on the new retail store in the 71,862-square-foot building at 2727 Milvia St.