Photo: www.michaelchabon.com Berkeley author Michael Chabon has just embarked on one of those “If it’s Tuesday it must be Pittsburgh” type book tours that make you exhausted just reading about them. He is promoting his newly published collection of essays “Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son” and the media […]
The City of Berkeley’s 2009 Annual Report is now online and will be delivered to 60,000 residents and businesses this week. There’s nothing startling in the report, but the extent of economic pressures on the city budget are clear. Property transfer tax declined by a third, as shown in the chart above. The approved city […]
Photo: www.noaa.gov That’s the weather map right there for Berkeley right now. Today: Rain. High near 62. Windy, with a south wind between 36 and 44 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
Graphic: www.cp.berkeley.edu UC will choose a contractor this week to build the $133 million Helios Energy Research Center, a five-story, 112,800-square-foot building adjacent to the central campus in downtown, according to the CoStar group newsletter. The Helios Energy center will house the Energy Biosciences Institute and the UC Berkeley Bioengineering Program, both of which are conducting […]
Books Inc opened its Berkeley store at 1760 Fourth Street today. The doors opened early to welcome the crowd that had gathered outside eager to experience a new book store after witnessing so many go the other way in recent years. Co-owner and president Michael Tucker told Carolyn Said at the Chronicle: “I’m a Berkeley […]