Update, Dec. 30, 9:40 a.m. Berkeley police sent out an alert around 9 a.m. Tuesday to say San Pablo Avenue is open in both directions at University Avenue. They added: “BPD appreciates your patience as we conducted our investigation.”
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BUSD to consider new elementary school on San Pablo Avenue (CoCo Times)
UC Berkeley alumna released from East Timor prison (Daily Cal)
The Berkeley Arts District David Brower Center (Your Berkeley)
City Council hears police abuse claims, fails to act (Truthout)
Alba Pichetto Kuchman Witkin, a civic activist and humanitarian who donated millions of dollars to educational and legal causes, died at her Berkeley home on Shasta Road on Dec. 26, surrounded by her children and two dogs. She was 95.
The St. Mary’s College High School community is reeling from the accidental death Saturday of its assistant vice principal of student affairs.
It started with a “For Sale” sign, prominently displayed to traffic whizzing up and down Sacramento Street in South Berkeley. Next came a formidable black fence surrounding a relatively small pizza-slice of land smack in front of Spiral Gardens, a popular nonprofit community garden project at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon streets. The fence blocks the garden’s main entrance.
New York Times food writer and cookbook author Bittman says he wants to know if he's "interested in a life at a universities" before he gets too old to answer that question.