THE NEWLY RENOVATED Good Shepherd Church at Ninth Street and Hearst Avenue will hold a public birthday celebration Aug. 11.  
              See story Page Three.
THE NEWLY RENOVATED Good Shepherd Church at Ninth Street and Hearst Avenue will hold a public birthday celebration Aug. 11. See story Page Three.

News

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UC Students Bear Brunt Of Local Budget Impact

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Friday August 01, 2003

UC Berkeley students will pay 30 percent more in fees, but local schools and government will escape relatively unscathed under a final budget approved by the State Assembly Tuesday, officials said. -more-



Berkeley This Week

Friday August 01, 2003

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 -more-



The Best Laid Plans

Becky O’Malley
Friday August 01, 2003

Sometimes a picture really is worth 1,000 words. The picture below confirms the worst fears of Berkeley’s small but vigorous group of urban design watchers, who think that the recent spate of Big Ugly Buildings is the product of a sinister cabal composed of the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department staff, private developers, and UC’s planning staff. And here they all are, in a photo taken in May at UC’s Faculty Club, at the banquet of the Northern California chapter of the American Planning Association, celebrating an award to the city of Berkeley for its infill housing program. -more-



Arts Calendar

Friday August 01, 2003

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 -more-



Berkeley Schools Unsafe, Mismanaged, Says State

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Friday August 01, 2003

The Berkeley schools are unsafe, poorly managed, and fail to address the needs of minority and special education students, according to a sweeping new state study. -more-



Letters to the Editor

Friday August 01, 2003

GREEN RESPONSE -more-



City Manager Asks District To Halt Franklin School Plan

By RICHARD BRENNEMAN
Friday August 01, 2003

Is the Berkeley School District trying to pull a fast one on City Hall? -more-



Voting and Democracy: The Challenge Ahead

By DON HAZEN AlterNet
Friday August 01, 2003

The trustworthiness of our nation’s voting system is the essential link to hopes for fairness, social justice and the future of our country. If Americans are excluded from voting or feel their votes don’t or won’t be counted, their investment in their communities and society is dramatically eroded. With corruption in our elections, the country can be dominated by an unrepresentative minority and our aspirations for a healthy democracy thwarted. -more-



Good Shepherd Church, Berkeley’s Oldest, Turns 125

By MEGAN GREENWELL
Friday August 01, 2003

In 1877 a women’s sewing society began collecting funds to build an Episcopal church in West Berkeley. Today, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd remains in its original building at 1823 Ninth St. It is the oldest continually occupied church in Berkeley. -more-



Vancouver to Cuba: Council on Vacation

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Friday August 01, 2003

It’s Tuesday night. Do you know where your City Council is? -more-



Features

Police Arrest Suspect in Easiley Murder

Friday August 01, 2003

Berkeley police arrested a man in Concord Wednesday whom they suspect was responsible for the shooting death of 19-year-old Ronald Easiley Jr. -more-


The Theft of Your Vote is Merely a Microchip Away

By THOM HARTMANN AlterNet
Friday August 01, 2003

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times. People are cautiously beginning to connect the dots, and the picture that seems to be emerging is troubling. -more-


Where Hollywood Stars Live Compound Lives

From Susan Parker
Friday August 01, 2003

The headline in today’s East Hampton Star screams out at me. Renee Zellweger’s $2.15 million house in East Hampton may be haunted! But further down in the article it says that Renee isn’t worried. She never stays there anyway. -more-


Berkeley Veterinarian Retires, Gives Up Poodles for Paddles

By MEGAN GREENWELL
Friday August 01, 2003

For 34 years, Dr. Charlie Berger has been taking care of Berkeley pets—4,600 of them, to be precise. -more-


That Old Brown Magic: Word Games

J. DOUGLAS ALLEN-TAYLOR
Friday August 01, 2003

Intellectuals usually make poor politicians because they are prone to muse publicly about the political process, revealing far too much about its true inner workings and, too often, their contempt for both the process and the general population. -more-


Berkeley Artists’ Exhibition Captures Visions on Paper

By PAUL KILDUFF Special to the Planet
Friday August 01, 2003

How does an artist confront the challenges of capturing reality on the most ephemeral of media? The Berkeley Art Center answers that question next week when it unveils a national juried exhibition, “Works on Paper.” -more-


Berkeley Art Briefs

Friday August 01, 2003

Ashby Arts District Fundraiser -more-


Summer Noon Concerts in Downtown Berkeley

Friday August 01, 2003

The Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents Summer Noon Concerts 2003, a unique series of nine free concerts, Thursdays at noon in June & July, beginning June 5th. From Rhythm & Blues to Brazilian capoeira, these concerts at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza (Shattuck Ave. at Center St.) are a showcase of the culturally rich performing arts in Berkeley. This outdoor summer celebration of Berkeley-based musicians & dancers is just a small sampling of the performing arts happening nightly in clubs, cafes, schools, theaters and concert halls in Downtown Berkeley. -more-


Opinion

Editorial

Berkeley Leads Bay Area Cities In Number of ‘Green Businesses’

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Friday August 01, 2003

According to the latest figures from the Bay Area Green Business Program, Berkeley leads the region by a long shot in certified environmentally-friendly businesses. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Berkeley Leads Bay Area Cities In Number of ‘Green Businesses’ 08-01-2003

Police Blotter 07-29-2003

News

UC Students Bear Brunt Of Local Budget Impact By DAVID SCHARFENBERG 08-01-2003

Berkeley This Week 08-01-2003

The Best Laid Plans Becky O’Malley 08-01-2003

Arts Calendar 08-01-2003

Berkeley Schools Unsafe, Mismanaged, Says State By DAVID SCHARFENBERG 08-01-2003

Letters to the Editor 08-01-2003

City Manager Asks District To Halt Franklin School Plan By RICHARD BRENNEMAN 08-01-2003

Voting and Democracy: The Challenge Ahead By DON HAZEN AlterNet 08-01-2003

Good Shepherd Church, Berkeley’s Oldest, Turns 125 By MEGAN GREENWELL 08-01-2003

Vancouver to Cuba: Council on Vacation By DAVID SCHARFENBERG 08-01-2003

Police Arrest Suspect in Easiley Murder 08-01-2003

The Theft of Your Vote is Merely a Microchip Away By THOM HARTMANN AlterNet 08-01-2003

Where Hollywood Stars Live Compound Lives From Susan Parker 08-01-2003

Berkeley Veterinarian Retires, Gives Up Poodles for Paddles By MEGAN GREENWELL 08-01-2003

That Old Brown Magic: Word Games J. DOUGLAS ALLEN-TAYLOR 08-01-2003

Berkeley Artists’ Exhibition Captures Visions on Paper By PAUL KILDUFF Special to the Planet 08-01-2003

Berkeley Art Briefs 08-01-2003

Summer Noon Concerts in Downtown Berkeley 08-01-2003

Sather Mall Upgrade Ousts Doctor By MEGAN GREENWELL 07-29-2003

Berkeley This Week 07-29-2003

Architects Designed ‘Fireproof’ Buildings After 1923 Disaster By SUSAN CERNY Special to the Planet 07-29-2003

Letters to the Editor 07-29-2003

Musician’s Three Bands Groove to African Beat By FRED DODSWORTH Special to the Planet 07-29-2003

Arts Calendar 07-29-2003

Elmwood Neighborhood Takes Heist in Stride By DAVID SCHARFENBERG 07-29-2003

Message for LBNL: Consider Alternatives to Creek Infill 07-29-2003

Babá Ken’s Desert Island Mix 07-29-2003

Senior Centers Adjust For Boomer Influx By DAVID SCHARFENBERG 07-29-2003

Greens Can Impact Politics If They Pick Battles Carefully By NORMAN SOLOMON AlterNet 07-29-2003

Temple Going Up but Questions Remain By PAUL KILDUFF Special to the Planet 07-29-2003

Reagan No Hitler Says UC GOP Group By MEGAN GREENWELL 07-29-2003

Former Ambassador Furious White House Outed Spouse By HOWARD ALTMAN Featurewell.com 07-29-2003

Berkeley Housing Program Captures Planning Honor By MEGAN GREENWELL 07-29-2003

This Sunday Brunch Fit to be Thai’ed By ZAC UNGER Special to the Planet 07-29-2003