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After years of deferred maintenance, Berkeley asks nonprofits to pay for fixes

The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC After years of neglect, Berkeley has begun requiring nonprofit organizations renting buildings from the city to undertake and pay for long-deferred maintenance and capital improvements. About one dozen nonprofits have entered into lease negotiations with the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department over the […]

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Berkeley lawn bowler is 2016 Men’s Champion

Frankie Napoli (left) and Jim Corr, 2016 PIMD Men’s Singles Championship finalists. Photo: Mike Coiner Jim Corr, Berkeley lawn bowler — and a periodic contributor to Berkeleyside — won the 2016 PIMD Men’s Singles Championship title last weekend at Sunnyvale Lawn Bowling Club. (PIMD is the Pacific Inter-Mountain Division of BowlsUSA, comprising clubs in Northern California, Utah, […]

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After a decade, Berkeley brings home bowling “Meat Axe”

Left to right: Geoff Chandler, Berkeley LBC President; Howard Mackey, Berkeley LBC Tournament Director; Ginger Harris, Palo Alto LBC President; David Hale, Palo Alto LBC Tournament Director. Photo: David Rockhold By Jim Corr The annual Cal-Stanford football game is not the only sporting competition between the East and South Bay that results in an axe […]