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Flash: Car Conflagration at Clark Kerr

By Glen Kohler
Thursday July 19, 2012 - 03:07:00 PM

Thursday morning at or around 9:30 am two cars burned in the driveway between the Clark Kerr Campus and the back of Redwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley. Black and white plumes from the fires rose hundreds of feet into the air, clearly marking the location for emergency crews, campus officials, and on-lookers. -more-


Press Release: Save Our Berkeley Post Office-- Berkeley Residents Take Action!

Forwarded by Adolpho Cabral
Tuesday July 17, 2012 - 12:24:00 PM

On Friday, July 20, from 3– 6:00 pm. A public information demonstration will gather at the Downtown Berkeley Post Office, at 2200 Allston Way (near Milvia St). -more-


New: Who Owns OUR (Downtown Berkeley) Post Office? (News Analysis)

By Gray Brechin
Monday July 16, 2012 - 12:30:00 PM

Steve Finacom confirmed rumors I’d heard when he reported on June 24 that the US Postal Service will soon sell Berkeley’s downtown post office. If that sale goes through as planned, it will be only the latest instance of an accelerating heist from the public domain as the USPS Board of Governors and Congress incrementally unravel America’s 237-year old postal system. In that sense, it is also another lurch in the direction of Ayn Rand’s utopia in which public services and the public domain simply cease to exist. -more-


Who Won Historic Anti-Sit-Lie Debate at Jam-Packed Council Meeting, Tuesday? A Snapshot of Berkeley as It Unites, Finds Its Voice Against Alleged Injustices

By Ted Friedman
Friday July 13, 2012 - 03:59:00 PM
Not much of a crowd before council meeting Tuesday, but all that changed later in chambers.

It was to have been a working birthday for me. I can't recommend a working birthday too highly, especially if you are running from your age, and discover the soul of Berkeley in the process. -more-


Upstream, Downstream: Bond Issue Scheduled for Berkeley (News Analysis)

By Toni Mester
Friday July 13, 2012 - 03:10:00 PM
Aquatic Park

Gravity has emerged as a player in Berkeley politics in the guise of a watershed and streets bond currently under consideration by the City Council. In a city bifurcated between hills and flatlands, the way water moves towards the Bay parallels the trickling down of money into the municipal coffers. -more-


Bicyclist Killed In Berkeley Collision Was Prominent Psychology Professor

By Scott Morris (BCN)
Friday July 13, 2012 - 11:33:00 PM

A bicyclist was killed in downtown Berkeley this afternoon in a collision with a dump truck, police said.

The 65-year-old Berkeley resident was found lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street at 3:38 p.m.

The Alameda County coroner's bureau identified him as Shlomo Bentin. -more-


SF-Chef Food Trucks "Soft Launch" to Save South Side, Thursday

By Ted Friedman
Friday July 13, 2012 - 11:36:00 AM
Cars clog Telegraph/Haste Thursday as "soft-launch" of Chef food trucks begins nearby.

Off the Grid, a federation of chef-operated, moderately priced food trucks rolled onto Haste and Telegraph to help save Berkeley's besieged center, Thursday 5-9 p.m., and packed in the crowds (as many as 5,000, mostly students, over four hours). -more-


Press Release: City of Berkeley Fatal Bicycle Collision – Bancroft Way and Fulton Street

From Sergeant Mary C. Kusmiss S-6, City of Berkeley Police Department
Friday July 13, 2012 - 10:43:00 PM

This afternoon, Friday, July 13, 2012 at about 3:38 p.m., community members called the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) reporting a collision involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, a man in his 60s, was lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street. The dump truck was not aware of a collision, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist. -more-