Flash: Haaretz Reports At Least 10 Activists on Gaza Mercy Flotilla Have Been Killed by Israeli Gunfire

From Haaretz and Henry Norr
Sunday May 30, 2010 - 10:50:00 PM

Haaretz Report: At least 10 activists killed as Israel Navy opens fire on Gaza aid flotilla Over 60 pro-Palestinian campaigners wounded after aid convoy sailing for Gaza Strip ignored Israel's order to turn back, Turkish news reports. IDF confirms two commandos also wounded. At least three activists from the East Bay, including Dr. Paul Larudee of El Cerrito, have been taking part in the mission to bring relief to Gaza. -more-

New: Protests Planned This Weekend Against Arizon Immigration Law

By Dan McMenamin (BCN)
Friday May 28, 2010 - 06:03:00 PM

An Arizona immigration bill signed into law last month is facing widespread protests this weekend, both in San Francisco and in Phoenix, where some Bay Area clergy members and immigrant rights activists are traveling for a rally Saturday. -more-

Press Release: Buckle Up Day or Night

Thursday May 27, 2010 - 05:03:00 PM

Berkeley police are taking part in a new campaign to urge seat belt use. -more-

New: Meetings Today

Thursday May 27, 2010 - 04:03:00 PM

Medical Cannabis Commision Meeting - Boards/Commissions
When: 5/27 -5/27
Where: Berkeley City Center
Zoning Adjustments Board Meeting - Boards/Commissions
When: 5/27 -5/27
Where: Council Chambers
What's Hot: Variance for the cafe in the "Trader Joe's" building
Mental Health Commission meeting - Boards/Commissions
When: 5/27 -5/27
Where: Mental Health Clinic -more-

New: Berkeley Today: Thursday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday May 27, 2010 - 03:44:00 PM

In the news today: The University of California releases its annual report on systemwide employee compensation for 2009 and the Berkeley Board of Education doesn’t approve new charter school. -more-

New: New BP Protest Scheduled Today

Thursday May 27, 2010 - 09:36:00 AM

A coalition of organizations is calling for another demonstration today against BP(aka British Petroleum) at the downtown Berkeley building site of UC’s new Helios building, which will house joint BP-UC research projects funded by BP’s $500 million grant to UC Berkeley. -more-

Police Ask for Public’s Help in Catching Shooting Suspect

By Jeff Shuttleworth(BCN)
Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 05:47:00 PM

Berkeley police are asking for the community's help in catching a suspect in a shooting last week that left two victims critically injured. -more-

Press Release: Police Seek Shooting Suspect

Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 05:51:00 PM

The Berkeley police have released the name and photo of the suspect in last week's South Berkeley shooting incident.


Berkeley Today: Wednesday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 04:17:00 PM

In the news today: Berkeley Public schools brace for some stiff cuts, Rosa Parks Elementary School celebrates Harvey Milk Day, a new report from UC Berkeley law school calls for better mental health treatment for juvenile offenders and Waterside Workshops opens a café run by local youth at Aquatic Park. -more-

The Arnieville Sleepout is Over, But They'll Be Back in June

By Becky O'Malley
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 06:25:00 PM
One of several informative banners at the Arnieville encampment.

The “Arnieville Sleepout” ended today with a celebration of what the participants had already achieved—publicity about budget cuts which threaten the survival of disabled citizens who depend on state support. It was named for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the tradition of the Hoovervilles which sprung up around the United States during the Great Depression. -more-

Berkeley Today: Tuesday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 07:38:00 PM

In the news today: Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and some councilmembers show support for the Measure C pools bond by jumping into a swimming pool, the East Bay Humane Society continues to receive an outpouring of donations and Japanese American Internment survivors receive honorary degrees at UC Berkeley. -more-

Updated: President Obama Arrives in Bay Area, Demonstrations Expected at Fairmont

By LauraDudnick,PatriciaDecker,JannaBrancolini (BCN)
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 03:56:00 PM

President Obama has arrived at San Francisco International Airport for a two-day visit to the Bay Area. -more-

Design Review Commission Considers North Shattuck Safeway, Durant Avenue Development

By Steven Finacom
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:41:00 AM
A plan of the North Shattuck Safeway site, showing current buildings in dark gray, and proposed building additions to the Safeway in light gray.

After hearing presentations and public comments at its regular meeting of May 20, 2010, the City of Berkeley’s Design Review Commission gave alternate buffets and praise to a revised design for the North Shattuck Safeway and expressed considerable concern about aspects of a housing development proposed adjacent to the historic Berkeley City Club on Durant Avenue. -more-

Press Release: Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Suffers Tragic Fire, Turns to Community for Assistance

From the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Saturday May 22, 2010 - 09:28:00 AM

BERKELEY, Calif., May 21, 2010 - Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (BEBHS) suffered a tragic fire during the early morning hours of May 20, 2010, which destroyed much of the building. Although the majority of animals were rescued through swift action by BEBHS staff and volunteers and the Berkeley Fire Department, both the adoption offices and the hospital are now closed due to lack of water and electricity. It is not clear when the organization will be able to resume normal shelter and hospital operations. The Board of Directors and staff are currently developing a comprehensive recovery plan. -more-

UC Staff Hear Budget Presentation

By Norris Lincoln (Partisan Position)
Saturday May 22, 2010 - 09:09:00 AM

On Friday, May 7, 2010 there was a UC Berkeley staff forum on the University budget organized by the Berkeley Staff Assembly. -more-

Measure C Cartoon

Justin Lee
Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 01:06:00 PM

Berkeley Today: Tuesday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 07:34:00 PM

Humane Society Receives Flood of Donations after Fire

By Janna Brancolini, BCN
Friday May 21, 2010 - 11:16:00 PM

The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society has raised more than $115,000 since a fire destroyed parts of its facility late Wednesday night, according to a spokeswoman for the organization. -more-