Bridge and Boats by William Newton. Photo taken on Oct 10, 2015
Bridge and Boats by William Newton. Photo taken on Oct 10, 2015

Police will use $180k grant to improve traffic operations (Daily Cal)
Uncharted territory: 40 speakers set for Festival of Ideas (California)
Community member Christian Sheppard dies at 24 (Daily Cal)
Ecology Center awarded grant to expand food stamps at farmers’ markets (CoCo Times)
Activists aim to place initiative on ballot to raise minimum wage to $15 (Express)
Experimental play “Dear Armen” at La Pena Cultural Center (Daily Cal)
Amazon’s next brick-and-mortar store will be in Berkeley (SF Business Times)
The spotlight shines on Elena Pinderhughes (Oakland Magazine)
Two new staff appointed for Berkeley Food Institute (BFI)

Berkeleyside’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is two days of provocative thinking, inspiring speakers, workshops, and a big party — all in downtown Berkeley in October. Read all about it, be part of it. Register on the Uncharted website.

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