Posted inNews Wire

The Berkeley Wire: 10.30.09

Bay Bridge still closed. But you didn’t need us to tell you that, did you? [Bay Bridge Info] Creepy cyborg insects emerge from UCB. How did we miss this the other week? [BBC News] Who’s afraid of Michael Pollan? Sign the petition [Environmental Action] The undefeated BHS Yellowjackets should crush Hercules today at 5:30. Last […]

Posted inCommunity

The Berkeley Wire: 10.29.09

When ants attack! UCB researchers find the chemicals that turn friendly ants aggressive [Science Daily] The Internet as the “mothership of creativity”. Or have we blurred the distinction between mall and university? [Berkeley Blog] Dance off that Halloween candy at Ashkenaz on Sunday [Soul Sanctuary Dance] Ho hum. Another $7 million for research at LBL. […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Goodbye on Beat 8

Ever since we moved to the Elmwood, we’ve received regular, informative emails from Roderick Roe, our Beat 8 police officer. Roe leavened the usual litany of break-ins and car thefts with helpful advice and a distinct, personal voice. I’ve just received his latest email, which is a goodbye: Believe me, after twenty-one years as a […]

Posted inEvents

Prepare for the Dia de los Muertos

The Fond Farewell speakers series at Grace North Church has a timely presentation tonight. The Oakland Museum’s Lisa Lemus will be helping participants build their own Dia de los Muertos altars. Carol Redmount, professor of archaeology at UC Berkeley, will also speak about death in ancient Egypt. If you’re interested in building your own altar, […]

Posted inCity

On the agenda for the City Council

Tonight’s city council meeting has both substantive and symbolic items on the agenda. The council meeting is webcast from 7pm. There will be a first reading of an ordinance requiring employers with 10 or more employees to offer a pre-tax payroll deduction for commuter benefits. As part of the economic stimulus legislation passed in February, […]