The most unusual story of the week was unquestionably the mystery of eight-year old Nadine Hairston, struck in her leg by an arrow while playing on the whale outside the Lawrence Hall of Science on Tuesday. The arrow was identified as shot from a crossbow, but University of California police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call the UCPD on 510-642‑6760.
The 205-unit Acheson Commons apartment complex planned for University Avenue, just west of the university campus, was sent back to the Zoning Adjustments Board after an appeal before the City Council on Tuesday night. Appellants had raised 10 issues about the project, principally to do with parking, height, and the elimination of existing rent-controlled units.
Berkeley engaged with national issues this week, flying the rainbow flag at City Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the US Supreme Court considered Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Supporters of marriage equality also heard this week the heartwarming tale of I-House’s Vern Haddick and Paul Herman. The two men met at I-House in 1951 and were together until Herman’s death last fall.
Finally, Berkeleyside wrote about the young couple who are opening Heat Hot Sauce Shop on MLK today. The store offers more than 200 varieties of hot sauce, many from small artisanal producers. There seems to be an enthusiastic welcome for a hot sauce specialist: the story has 253 Facebook Likes so far.
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