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Posted inBusiness

Plans for Safeway on Shattuck

Emunah Hauser writes: The Shattuck Safeway community meeting Monday night at the East Bay JCC on Walnut Street was low-key. Visualizations of the latest plan were displayed around the room. Safeway representatives were available for questions, comments and conversation. The plan will be submitted to the city by the end of the week. Lowney Architecture […]

Posted inArts, Crime, Crime & Safety

Thanksgiving a thankstaking for Berkeley musician

Pete Madsen’s Thanksgiving weekend ended abruptly this morning when he discovered three precious guitars were stolen from his music studio at 3501 Adeline Street.  A working musician, writer, and teacher, Pete performs frequently throughout the Bay Area and teaches finger-style guitar at the 5th String.  Audiences see his early blues, ragtime, and slide guitar performances […]

Posted inArts, Schools

What might have been

The city of Berkeley traditionally has acted as though its downtown bore no relation to UC, despite their shared border. The university repaid the favor by treating downtown like a back alley, necessary but of little note. Read John King in today’s Chronicle on the city’s loss of a Toyo Ito-designed art museum.