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Posted inSchools

Berkeley set for $12.7M in downtown transport grants

An early conceptual rendering of the new Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and the reconfigured two-way Shattuck Avenue. A lightweight roof canopy with photovoltaic cells provides daylight, natural ventilation and solar power to the station and the plaza. Berkeley expects to get $12.7 million in grant funding for changes to BART Plaza, Shattuck Avenue and Hearst […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Hundreds of bike crashes near UC Berkeley over 5 years

A ghost bike marks the spot where Shlomo Bentin died cycling in Berkeley. Photo: Zusha Elinson/Bay Citizen By Zusha Elinson / Bay Citizen  Shlomo Bentin, a world-renown neuropsychologist, bought a bicycle last summer to commute to UC Berkeley from his home two miles away. An expert on facial recognition, the 65-year-old Israeli was on a one-year research sabbatical at […]