Nearly 250 volunteers spread out in 33 different locations throughout Alameda County for the county’s biennial homeless count, Wednesday morning.
More than 100 residents have signed a petition expressing opposition to a new private residential development geared toward students in Downtown Berkeley. Some residents surrounding the proposed location, particularly in the Stuart Pratt Manor senior community, do not believe the residence will fit in with the current character of the
The UC Board of Regents confirmed the appointment of Nicholas B. Dirks as UC Berkeley’s next chancellor at a meeting Tuesday morning. Dirks, a professor of anthropology and history who previously served as the executive vice president and dean of the faculty for arts and sciences at Columbia University, will
Two major election viewing parties were held by Berkeley mayoral candidates November 6. These parties consist mainly of people standing around, eating and drinking, and checking screens for the slow release of local election results. Incumbent Tom Bates won the mayoral election.
Chang-Lin Tien was charming, and his family and friends remember his energy and warmth fondly. Listen to stories about Tien recalled by those close to him. Phyllis Tien: Tien’s older daughter, who is now an associate professor at UCSF John Chen: CEO of software company Sybase, who worked with Tien
Health journalist Gary Taubes discusses the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), which he co-founded with Peter Attia, M.D. Taubes says some of the research on nutrition is ambiguous, and that NuSI will determine what is still an open question and help organize new experiments.
Renee Simpson, Cal Dining’s registered dietitian, has suggestions for healthy options at Crossroads, UC Berkeley’s largest dining common.
The San Francisco Japantown Sumo Wrestling Festival held matches between wrestlers and demonstrations with kids. Featured wrestlers included Byamba, three-time World Sumo Champion, and Kelly Gneiting, four-time U.S. Champion and Guinness World Record holder as the heaviest human to complete a marathon ever.
An incredibly large underground graffiti show was held September 8 between 6 p.m. and midnight in the old, long-abandoned Flint Ink building in West Berkeley. The three-story warehouse’s new owner, Alan Varela, and the street art blog Endless Canvas organized the event, which featured works by over 80 local graffiti
Watch a video of the Solano Stroll in Berkeley on Sunday, September 9, 2012.