Former city councilwoman Maudelle Shirek at (almost) 100 [Daily Cal]
Making the Mark Twain autobiography a bestseller [Chronicle of Higher Education]
BEC Bistro to go into Beckett’s space on Shattuck [Inside Scoop]
Tedx will host conference for 1,400 in Berkeley on Saturday [Tedx]
Cal to pay $300k to former Michigan governor and her husband [Michigan Capital]
Green Day’s Mike Dirnt to play in Berkeley on Friday [SF Chronicle]
The pleasures of the Berkeley Marina []

Photo: Raindrops Keep Falling on my Car by berkeleyhomes/Berkeleyside Flickr pool

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...