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Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

FILM FESTIVAL The Berkeley Video & Film Festival is a two-weekend feast of independent film, and it starts tonight, Oct. 30. Each year the East Bay Media Center narrows down(but not by much!) more than 100 submissions to a spectacular and international selection of shorts, animations, documentaries, and feature films. From a global dance documentary to animated sexual […]

Posted inHousing & Development

New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval

Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place of the Firestone tire shop at 1974 University Ave.. No one spoke against the project in the relatively short hearing before the Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday. It was the project’s first […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley Chamber awards first Visionary awards

Scientist Steven Visco and developer Patrick Kennedy received the inaugural Visionary Awards from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on Monday night in a casual ceremony at the startup accelerator Skydeck in downtown Berkeley. Chamber CEO Polly Armstrong said the awards were designed for “those individuals with both the imagination and persistence to innovate in the City […]