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Posted inCity

Strawberry Creek Plaza: City votes tomorrow

Berkeley City Council will vote tomorrow, Tuesday, on whether to make official a proposal to transform  Center Street between Oxford and Shattuck into a pedestrian-oriented public plaza which would see Strawberry Creek “daylighted” and, according to supporters of the plan, create a much-needed “heart” of Berkeley. The vote takes place at Council Chambers and residents are encouraged to […]

Posted inCity, Schools

BHS hosts green job fair

The East Bay Green Corridor‘s first annual high-school job fair launches this afternoon at Berkeley High. Students will be coming from BHS, El Cerrito High School, Emery Secondary, Oakland Tech High School, Richmond High School, Skyline High School, San Lorenzo High School, Youth Empowerment School and Foothill Academy from the Sacramento area. Each of these […]

Posted inEvents

Get on your bike on Sunday

Berkeley hasn’t quite ridden to the heights of Portland as a bicycle mecca, but it remains a very bike-friendly city. You can celebrate bikes and Berkeley several ways this Sunday, courtesy of the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition. First up on Saturday is the Grizzly Peak Cyclists Family Ride. There are two rides starting from Aquatic Park: […]

Posted inCity, Schools

A tree grows in Thousand Oaks

Berkeley marked its first day as an official Tree City USA yesterday by planting 13 young trees on and around Thousand Oaks Elementary School in North Berkeley. The city and the school district joined together to help students learn about the importance of trees in the environment and proper planting techniques. Students planted two Trident […]

Posted inSchools

Welcome the Rosenfeld

If Berkeley wasn’t already blushing from its dominance in scientific nomenclature* it looks like another local name may be immortalized. In a refereed article in Environmental Research Letters, a group of scientists propose that a unit of electricity savings be named the Rosenfeld, after Arthur Rosenfeld, “the godfather of energy efficiency” (photo right). The proposed […]