Iran has released Sarah Shourd, one of three University of California at Berkeley graduates detained in the country for more than a year. -more-
When I first saw the news of the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno on September 9, 2010 it seemed very close to home.
I grew up a couple of miles away from there, but the home I thought of first was my current Berkeley residence and an eerily similar situation that had played out along my block, fortunately without disastrous consequences, several years ago. -more-
Police in Berkeley are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who shot and killed a man walking home with his fiancee after a party in the city early Sunday morning.
An Associated Press report in the San Jose Mercury News said that the victim was a 35-year-old Chilean man who had moved to California to be with his American-born fiancee. -more-
Cheerleaders, fire engines, bicycle police, electric go carts, bands, fencers, gymnasts, samba dancers, and assorted local politicians marched, danced, or rolled their way down Solano Avenue in the traditional parade that kicked off the Solano Stroll on Sunday, September 12. -more-
During my years of teaching writing, and long afterward, writers would ask me for advice on or reaction to their work. What most of them were really asking for was publishing contacts, and, when I honestly said I couldn’t help, they didn’t believe me. Even those who were more concerned about the writing itself believed that the stamp of quality on their work must be, could only be, its appearance in print by a commercial publisher. They were deaf to my insistence that writing is art and publishing is business; that 99% of commercial publishing is like dropping a book over a cliff, lost and forgotten in record time; that they were aware only of the 1% that became best sellers and movies—never a reliable measure of the quality of the art. -more-
Recent People's Park Incidents Spark Controversy, Ignite Nov. District 7 Councilman Race (COMMENTARY)
Recent Daily Californian front page stories reporting violent events in People's Park have sparked a barrage of flaming comments on-line. -more-
Join State Senator Leland Yee in kicking off Jesse's positive, progressive re-election campaign this Saturday, September 18, from 11:00am - 2:00pm, at 2242 Bancroft Way (very BART accessible) just past Oxford. -more-
The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) is offering three Fall Walking Tours of Downtown Berkeley to prepare voters for Measure R, the latest Downtown Area Plan proposal. -more-
A reader sent this link to an interesting Daily Cal piece on city politics affecting the upcoming election: Election Politics May Have Swayed Council Pool Vote -more-
BERKELEY—Berkeley residents are invited to join the tens of thousands of California volunteers who will help clean up our local beaches, bays, and waterways during this year’s Coastal CleanUp Day, September 25. -more-