A former Chez Panisse pastry chef on the birthday weekend [David Lebovitz]
Berkeley home sales helped by the university [On the Block]
Realm charter school opens [Daily Cal]
Berkeley Historical Society highlights Consumer Cooperative [Patch]
Highlights from UC’s fall performance calendar [UCB News]
Community raises money for Berkeley High custodian [Mercury News]

Photo: Berkeley Lab, by 2812 photography/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...