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February 9, 2017
The Berkeley Wire: 02.09.17
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Cyclist who died was Berkeley native, Cal PhD, Truitt & White worker for 61 years
“Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters.”
Update: At peak, 4,800 affected by Berkeley Hills power outage, now mostly resolved
The cause of the outage was a tree making contact with a power line in El Cerrito, said PG&E.
Berkeley police on the scene after bank robbery, manhunt underway
Berkeley police officers are on the scene after a bank robbery on Solano Avenue late Thursday morning.
Here’s where we’re headed for SF Beer Week events in the East Bay
SF Beer Week starts Friday Feb. 10, and with it come countless parties, tap takeovers and other over-the-top events. Here’s what we think is the best of what’s on tap.
Op-ed: Ben Gould is the right pick to help tackle housing crisis in our community
Ben Gould, who is running for City Council representing District 4, will make sure that Berkeley sets itself on a course to becoming a truly inclusive community.
Michael Zilber, an original saxophonist salutes originals
Michael Zilber celebrates the release of his new CD Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory. And we have more recommended gigs.
Big Screen Berkeley: Academy Award-nominated short films
This year’s Academy Award-nominated short subjects, both animated and live action, can now be seen in Berkeley.
Op-ed: Berkeley’s streets continue to deteriorate despite millions spent from Measure M
Berkeley voters must demand greater fiscal accountability on how the city spends bond monies.
A notable show — BAMPFA’s ‘Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia’
If you remember the hippie days, prepare for nostalgia; others may see a reality beyond the Hollywood version of the era.