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  1. Lab: Nanotubes that Insert Themselves into Cell MembranesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 |

    Berkeley Lab researchers have helped show that short carbon nanotubes can make excellent artificial pores within cell membranes. Moreover, these nanotubes, which are far more rugged than their biological counterparts, can self-insert into a cell membrane or other lipid bilayers.


  2. Blues Great Marcia Ball to Perform in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 |

    Pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball celebrates the release of her new CD, THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN, with a live performance at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Thursday, November 6. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano.


  3. Rebecca Fisher's Memphis on My Mind Opens SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Acclaimed solo performer Rebecca Fisher returns to The Marsh with her 2013 SF Best of Fringe solo show, MEMPHIS ON MY MIND, a lilting look at the hometown she shares with Elvis, Beale Street, barbecue, the mighty Mississippi and those gawd-awful hot summer days. An evening that combines theater with food and music, MEMPHIS ON MY MIND, developed with and directed by Charlie Varon, plays October 25 through November 23 at The Marsh Berkeley , Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00pm , with every ticket including a Memphis-style meal from favorite Berkeley artisanal restaurant GrA goire, plus live blues music following each show.


  4. Election Office Notifying Berkeley Voters of Error on Vote-By-Mail EnvelopesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    Alameda County officials want to remind voters that Election Day is Nov. 4 after the county's registrar of voters sent return envelopes that say, "Election Day is November 5, 2014" to 27,000 Berkeley voters. All other materials sent to those voters have the correct date, county election officials said.


  5. North vs. South: UCLA Thwarts Cal Comeback to Win, 36-34Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 |

    California battled UCLA down to the wire and nearly pulled out its third last-second victory of the season, but Jared Goff 's pass to Kenny Lawler was picked off just short of the end zone and the Golden Bears fell to the Bruins, 36-34, Saturday at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium.. UCLA's Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score on the ground to help the Bruins snap a seven-game skid in Berkeley.


  6. Multiple Sexual Assaults Reported at UC Berkeley FraternitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 |

    University of California at Berkeley campus police today said they have received reports of multiple sexual assaults involving fraternities. In an alert sent to campus residents on Friday, UC police said a leadership member of the Thi Delta Chi fraternity contacted them to report that a member of the fraternity had reported being sexually assaulted by another fraternity member.


  7. Berkeley Voters to Consider Measure to Place Tax on Soda DrinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 |

    Berkeley voters on the November ballot are being asked whether the city should impose a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as sodas. Supporters of Measure D say the tax is needed because overwhelming scientific evidence shows that consumption of sugary drinks causes widespread health problems, including diabetes and heart disease, starting in childhood.


  8. Five People Allegedly Drugged, Sexually Assaulted at Fraternity Near UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 |

    Five people were reportedly sexually assaulted at a fraternity house near the University of California at Berkeley last weekend, campus police said. The alleged assaults were reported at Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house in the 2300 block of Piedmont Avenue near Bancroft Way, west of California Memorial Stadium, sometime between last Friday and Sunday.


  9. Mobility Workshop Showcases New Tech Tools for Seniors, People with DisabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 |

    Reinforcing its commitment to offering a range of convenient, viable, and safe transportation alternatives for seniors and people with disabilities, Alameda County Transportation Commission and its Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee are sponsoring their 11th Annual Mobility Workshop for Seniors and People with Disabilities on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley.


  10. Cal: Former Golden Bears Returning to Football Alumni Tailgates in Record NumbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 |

    The current Cal football team is not the only one picking up steam in recent weeks. Former Golden Bears are also getting on board and enjoying the program's renewed success in growing numbers as evidenced by the recent attendance at Cal Football Alumni Tailgates hosted by the football program prior to each game on the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza.


  11. Man, 20, Arrested in Connection with One of Three Sexual Assaults at UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 |

    A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with one of three sexual assaults reported in the South Campus area near the University of California at Berkeley last Saturday, a police spokeswoman said today. Eugene Quillin is suspected of assaulting a female in a fraternity in the 2400 block of Warring Sreet, where detectives served a search warrant on Thursday night, Berkeley police Officer Jennifer Coats said.


  12. Spanish Beginner Class Starts Next Week in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 |

    The class will take place on Tuesdays from 7:15pm to 8:15pm. The fee is $25/h with a first free class.


  13. Berkeley's New Minimum Wage Goes into Effect WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 |

    Starting tomorrow, Oct. 1, Berkeley will belong to the pioneering cities with local minimum wages that exceed state and federal minimums. Berkeley's new minimum wage goes into effect Wednesday with a citywide rate of $10 an hour .


  14. UC Berkeley: Cal-Washington Game to Air on Pac-12 NetworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 |

    The Pac-12 has announced Monday that Cal's home game against Washington onSaturday, Oct. 11 will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks. Kickoff time from Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley is 3 p.m. PT.


  15. Officials Urge Removal of Eucalyptus from Berkeley, Oakland HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 |

    Shady eucalyptus trees growing in the East Bay hills could pose a serious fire danger and 12 area elected officials are advocating for federal funding to remove them. A letter signed by the 12 politicians was delivered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking funding to remove the trees from Claremont Canyon, an undeveloped area between Strawberry Canyon and state Highway 24 that straddles the University of California at Berkeley campus and the Oakland Hills.


  16. Two Men Plead to Manslaughter for Berkeley Homicide Last YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 |

    Two men pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter today for the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man in broad daylight in Berkeley in February 2013. Maurice Thomas, 23, and Jevon Calland, 22, who are cousins, were scheduled to stand trial this week on murder charges for the fatal shooting of Zontee Jones in the 1000 block of Delaware Street between 10th Street and San Pablo Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2013.


  17. Former Cal, SF Giants Player Jeff Kent Makes $531K Donation to UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 |

    Former University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco Giant baseball player Jeff Kent has made a donation of more than $500,000 to his alma mater for a scholarship for female student-athletes, university officials said. Kent's donation of $531,000, augmented by $100,000 in matching funds, will create the Jeff Kent Women Driven Scholarship Endowment in perpetuity for Cal, school officials announced Monday.


  18. Cal October 4 Game at Washington State on Pac-12 NetworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 |

    The Pac-12 has announced that Cal's game at Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 4 will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks. Kickoff time from Martin Stadium in Pullman is 7:30 p.m. PT.


  19. Berkeley High School Football Game To Be TelevisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 |

    Comcast Hometown Network , Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, announced that it televising 20 high school football games this season -- including the Oct. 25 Castro Valley - Berkeley match up. In its fifth year of covering prep football, CHN's games will continue to appear under the banner of "Xfinity High School Sports," and will be available on Channel 104 to Comcast digital cable customers.


  20. Documentary Shines Spotlight on Berkeley MusicianRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 |

    A documentary featuring a recording industry legend and founder of Arhoolie Records and the Down Home Music store in El Cerrito made its Bay Area debut to a sold-out crowd Thursday night. "This Ain't No Mouse Music!" chronicles the eight-decade life and career of Chris Strachwitz as he trekked everywhere from major American cities to the backwoods to record roots music and bring it to the masses via Arhoolie Records.


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