Berkeley Newswire (Page 12)

Berkeley Newswire (Page 12)

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  1. Berkeley school will no longer be named for slave owner, board decidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    The Berkeley Unified School District board decided last week to rename Le Conte Elementary School, reasoning that no school in the city should be named after a white supremacist who reportedly once said that race-repulsion is "not a wholly irrational feeling," but "an instinct necessary to preserve the blood purity of the higher race" - and so . The 125-year-old school, at 2241 Russell St., is named for Joseph Le Conte, UC Berkeley's first professor of geology and an early supporter of John Muir's Sierra Club, according to a release from the BUSD.

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  2. Editorial: After audit debacle, fire UC President NapolitanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    From left., Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, UC President Janet Napolitano, and UC Regent George Kieffer listens to speakers during the UC Regents meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

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  3. Settlement reached in deadly Berkeley balcony collapse lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Plaintiffs in the 2015 deadly Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six and injured another seven reached a settlement, their attorney announced Monday. The partial settlement, the amount of which is confidential, was reached between the injured victims and the families of the dead, mostly from Ireland, and the Greystar property managers and BlackRock, who owned the Library Gardens apartment complex at 2020 Kittredge St., according to the law firm representing some of the victims.

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  4. Holy Names University and Samuel Merritt University are aiming to sign a formal agreement next year.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Holy Names University, pictured here, and Samuel Merritt University, both based in Oakland, are exploring a plan to develop a shared campus in the Oakland hills. The governing boards of schools last week signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the idea, with the aim of formalizing an agreement sometime next year.

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  5. Politically charged 'Dreamers' oratorio coming to BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A modern oratorio exploring the immigrant experience and the lives of Dreamers is in the works at Cal Performances, the UC Berkeley-based presenting organization has announced. "Dreamers," a collaboration between composer Jimmy Lpez and playwright Nilo Cruz, will receive its world premiere by conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London during the orchestra's 2019 Cal Performances residency.

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  6. John Adamsa eye-opening new Gold Rush opera set to debut in SFRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    John Adams has lived in Berkeley since the 1970s, but in recent years, he's spent long stretches of time in a cabin in California's Gold Country. That's where he goes to compose, and it's where he wrote much of his new opera, "Girls of the Golden West."

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  7. Richmond, county eye micro units for transitional housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A "MicroPAD" delivered in front of City Hall on Tuesday by a San Francisco developer with long ties to Berkeley is being pitched by local officials as "a bold move to reduce homelessness." The 8- by 20-foot MicroPAD - "PAD" stands for "Prefabricated Affordable Dwelling" - comes fully furnished with a bathroom and kitchen.

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  8. Ghost Ship: From the ashes of Easystreet, a posthumous releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Family and friends of Travis Hough and Chelsea Faith Dolan, who perished in the Oakland warehouse fire, came together to create a new recording of the duo's popular techno dance band. And throw a party.

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  9. 25 years later, SF's Del Sol Quartet still championing new 'craft music'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A quarter-century after its first performance, the Del Sol Quartet is still expanding its musical boundaries. Founded in 1992 by violist Charlton Lee, the San Francisco-based string quartet has built a thriving reputation as one of the Bay Area's most adventurous champions of new works by living composers.

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  10. Revered Bay Area jazz teacher sets out with all-star bandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    As one of the Bay Area's elite jazz educators, heavyweight saxophonist/composer Dann Zinn has mentored more than enough talent to staff an all-star big band. As director of Cal State East Bay's jazz studies program and the award-winning SFJazz High School All-Stars combo, he's usually too busy to take many gigs of his own, but when he does he keeps formidable company.

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  11. Also, Marge Simpson wants to be mayor, and Robert Kirkman presents the 'secret history' of comicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    "Outlander" : In "The Doldrums," Claire and Jamie leave Scotland, sailing to the West Indies on an urgent quest. But when the superstitious crew looks for someone to blame after a string of bad luck, rescue comes from an unlikely source.

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  12. Contra Costa sheriff pledges 'full investigation' amidst...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Following reports and an open letter from 40 federal immigration detainees alleging abuse and civil rights violations in the West County Detention Center, the county Sheriff's office has pledged to conduct a full investigation, while also implying that the reports of abuses were a stretch. In a statement released on Facebook Friday morning, the office of Sheriff David Livingston also firmly denied reports in the San Francisco Chronicle that said ICE detainees complained that they were being confined to their cells 23 hours a day, and prevented from using the restroom for hours on end.

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  13. The small-format store will be the third in the Bay Area and second in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Target will hold the grand opening of a new small-format West Berkeley store at 8 a.m. Sunday, at 1414 University Ave. at Acton Street. The new store is Target's 33rd in the Bay Area, and the third in small format, after one in Marin City and another in Berkeley, at 2187 Shattuck Ave. at Allston Way.

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  14. Dona t worry, Bobby McFerrina s Bay Area legacy stronger than everRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Vocal wizard Bobby McFerrin hasn't called the Bay Area home for more than two decades, but the spells he cast during his ascent from local sensation to international creative force continue to work their magic on the area music scene. In hindsight, what's most impressive about McFerrin's Bay Area legacy is that his closet vocal collaborators went on to follow their own idiosyncratic paths rather than trying to walk in his inimitable footsteps.

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  15. Dockless, electric bikes included in proposed bikeshare expansion for Richmond, Fremont and North BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two East Bay cities and several communities straddling the new SMART train corridor in the North Bay could be getting bikeshare systems, but not all of them will look the same as the blue Ford GoBikes already in operation throughout the Bay Area. The proposal includes dockless and electric bikes for North Bay cities, a mix of dockless and docked bikes in Fremont and traditional docked bikeshare in Richmond.

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  16. Evicted Berkeley homeless camp relocates nearbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A homeless camp that had existed for almost a year along the BART tracks near the Oakland border is gone, but not out of sight. Stacey Hill stands near his tent a few feet north of the former HERE/THERE camp in Berkeley on Nov. 6, 2017.

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  17. Theater: Beloved (by some) 'Annie' revived at Berkeley PlayhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Whether you can't get enough of the peppy ditties by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin or they set your teeth on edge, there's no denying that "Annie" is a phenomenon. The Tony Award-winning 1977 musical remains popular, outlasting the comic strip on which it was based, "Little Orphan Annie," which ended in 2010 after an 86-year run.

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  18. Baby strollers lead push to save Berkeleya s Alta Bates hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Community members protest in front of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Sutter Health plans to move acute care services from the Berkeley hospital to a new medical center in Oakland.

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  19. UC Berkeley students create tool to identify malicious Twitter botsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    On Halloween, while most of their fellow students were donning costumes and preparing for a night of celebration, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte officially launched Botcheck.me. Ash Bhat, left, and Rohan Phadte, both UC Berkeley juniors, show the propaganda bot-detecting program they created in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

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  20. Band Together Bay Area set times: When does Metallica, etc. go on?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    James Hetfield of Metallica performs at Rasputin Music on Record Store Day in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Fans just can't wait for the Band Together Bay Area Benefit Concert, featuring Metallica, Dead and Company, Dave Matthews, Raphael Saadiq, Rancid and G-Eazy.

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