Berkeley roads are worse than most other Bay Area cities [Patch]
Chez Panisse’s 40th birthday plans [Inside Scoop]
Parkinson’s patients find rare physical freedom in dance classes [Mercury News]
Anna Deveare Smith returning for encore show at Berkeley Rep [Broadway World]
Opinion: Berkeley public school education pays off [SF Chronicle]
Just Theater’s “Down a Little Dirt Road,” worth catching [Daily Planet]
Benefit tonight for poet Dean Young, a heart transplant recipient [Zyzzyva]
Moaz on Telegraph offers bargain bites [SF Chronicle]

Photo: The hip come to NoBer (that’s north berkeley for you not in the know) by AEssBee/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...