Flash: BLOGS! IN BERKELEY? and beyond...

Sunday February 21, 2010 - 12:12:00 AM

This is an arbitrary and eclectic selection of some local blogs we think are worth reading: -more-

UnderCurrents: Dellums' Peace Conference May Have Been Overhyped, But Tammerlin Drummond's Criticisms Were Off-Base

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 10:49:00 AM

Mayor Ron Dellums’ office held an event that they called “Peace Conference 2010” at the Claremont Hotel last week, which caused Inside Bay Area writer Tammerlin Drummond to post a highly-critical column in response. -more-

Dispatches From The Edge: China and India: A Danger in Thin Air

By Conn Hallinan
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 08:52:00 AM

Of all the world’s potential hotspots, one of the most unlikely is tucked into the folds of the Himalayas. It is a slice of ground that is little more than frozen rock fields and soaring peaks that is decidedly short on people, resources and oxygen. But for the past year it has been a worrisome source of friction between India and China, including incursions by Chinese troops, the wounding of several Indian border police, and a build up of military forces on both sides. -more-

East Bay Then and Now: Railroad ‘Lobster’ Controlled State Politics for a Decade

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:08:00 AM
The Jeremiah T. Burke estate, 2911 Russell St.

The Judah L. Magnes Museum announced last week that it will be relocating to 2121 Allston Way, a former printing plant it has owned since 1997. The building had been leased to the Berkeley Public Library and the Bancroft Library during their respective renovations. -more-

Green Neighbors: Plants, People and Plasticity

By Ron Sullivan
Thursday February 18, 2010 - 09:15:00 AM
Houseplant eats mailbox: This innocent-looking jade plant, a huge version of our wobbly little houseplant back East, covers a whole Berkeley yard-and blooms, too.

When I first arrived in California, riding on my faithful mas-todon, one of the things that blew my mind was looking out the backdoor of the place we’d just rented and seeing a geranium hedge as tall as I was. -more-