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  • Scientific research at its best
    FAPESP Week California to discuss Brazil-USA scientific research cooperation
    Brazilian and U.S. scientists will present study findings and discuss collaborative research in renewable energies, advanced materials, education, health, and State-society relationsThe next edition of FAPESP Week symposiums will take place at...
  • Kid likes soda.
    Berkeley, Calif. passes measure to tax sugary soft drinks
    Though clearly a caricature of the libertarian ethos, Ron Swanson, the swarthy parks director on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” has dispensed more than a few pearls of wisdom during the sitcom’s seven seasons. Aside from...
  • Downtown Berkeley
    Measure R is bad policy for Berkeley
    Measure R is a bad policy measure wrapped in the smoke and mirrors of misguided and wrongly interpreted progressive policies. According to an independent report, the possible growth loss in housing planned via the 2010 downtown plan would also...
  • Road Trip to San Francisco, CA: Vineyards and local inspiration - Day 3
    Road Trip to San Francisco, CA: Vineyards and local inspiration - Day 3
    It was our last full day in the Bay Area and Sunday Brunch at the Bay Grille was the perfect way to start off the morning. I decided on a Denver Omelet with sausage, croissant, and blueberry blintz. I love blintzes, especially with blueberries,...
  • Rebecca Fisher
    Rebecca Fisher has "Memphis on my Mind" in engaging solo show at Marsh Berkeley
    Rebecca Fisher opened her soulful bluesy solo show "Memphis on my Mind", about her thoughts and feelings on the elderly Black woman who raised her Mother and whom Fisher visits in Tennessee, also encountering her struggling son and his...
  • Greil Marcus
    Prof. claims killing Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, same as killing Barack Obama
    In an interview posted Sunday at Salon, music critic and Berkeley professor Greil Marcus said the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were actually proxy shootings of Barack Obama. He provided no evidence to back up his claim and...
  • Councilmember Linda Maio
    Councilmember Linda Maio: the clear choice for district one
    As a citizen and a tax payer in Berkeley as well as a member of two Police oversight boards in the Bay Area and several political actions groups, I always measure our representatives by the honesty of their words, their relentless efforts on...
  • Sony Holland
    Sony Holland performs Sunday at Berkeley's intimate, historical Maybeck Studio
    There is no shortage of intriguing performance venues across Northern California. Indeed, I find the sheer variety nearly as impressive as the overall number. We really are blessed to live in a region of the country where we can hear jazz in world...
  • Melanie O'Reilly
    Melanie O'Reilly brings Celtic jazz to Berkeley's Starry Plough
    As you might imagine from my surname, I am a proud Irish-American. Indeed, it was barely a century ago that my great-grandfather departed County Wicklow to settle in the coal fields of southeastern Pennsylvania. I can recall as a child living in...
  • Queen of the Andes
    "The Return of the Queen” to Berkeley
    Her imposing majesty Puya raimondii is known to have appeared in the United States on only two previous occasions. Better known as the "Queen of the Andes," the world’s largest bromeliad first bloomed in the University of...
  • Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
    Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
    Bay Area world travelers heading to Berkeley, California, as well as discriminating and curious locals should be sure to check out Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas October 24 and 25. The Bay Area’s first “ideas festival,&rdquo...
  • Eco-conscious art show opens at Expressions Gallery
    Eco-conscious art show opens at Expressions Gallery
    “Summertime Fun Recycling” opens Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave in Berkeley. Its theme is summer, and it focuses on center ecological topics such as climate changes, endangered species, and...
  • Marijuana
    Low income citizens to receive free marijuana from Berkeley, CA dispensaries
    The Council of the City of Berkeley voted on July 1, 2014 to amend various sections of the Berkeley municipal code regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. All nine members of the council were in universal agreement when they voted aye in...
  • Marijuana necklace
    Mandatory free pot on the table in Berkeley
    Marijuana has been a symbol of government over-regulation for almost 70 years. That has begun to change in recent years, with two states allowing recreational use and another 23 allowing medical use. But the left never sees freedom as its own...
  • Liv Taylor
    Livingston Taylor brings his class act to Berkeley
    Livingston Taylor spends a portion of each year on the road, beguiling audiences with his wry wit and light pop-jazz sound. Then, when he returns home to suburban Boston, he imparts the lessons learned to the next generation of performers.Taylor...