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Former Albany Wrestling Coach Gets Lengthy Sentence for Molesting Boys

By Jeff Shuttleworth(BCN)
Monday May 24, 2010 - 02:27:00 PM

A former Albany High School wrestling coach and a longtime youth sports volunteer was sentenced today to more than two decades in prison for molesting three teenage boys. -more-


Humane Society Receives Flood of Donations after Fire

By Janna Brancolini, BCN
Friday May 21, 2010 - 11:18:00 PM

The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society has raised more than $115,000 since a fire destroyed parts of its facility late Wednesday night, according to a spokeswoman for the organization. -more-


Flash: Fire on Ashby on Friday Afternoon

By Thomas Lord
Friday May 21, 2010 - 04:52:00 PM

A suspicious fire broke out today behind 1246 and 1248 Ashby. -more-


New: Detained UC Berkeley Hikers Have Emotional Reunion with Mothers in Iran

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BCN
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 03:48:00 PM

Three University of California at Berkeley graduates who have been detained in Iran for more than nine months had a "very emotional" reunion with their mothers today at a hotel in Tehran, a family member said. -more-


Flash: Two Shot in South Berkeley This Morning

By Bay City News
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 03:07:00 PM

A man and woman were shot in south Berkeley this morning, a police spokeswoman said. -more-


Berkeley Today: Thursday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 02:29:00 PM

In the news today: The City of Berkeley approves fee increases for various city programs to combat deficit; fire at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society kills 15 cats and Berkeley’s Reel Video threatened by closure. -more-


Updated: Bicyclist Killed by AC Transit Bus Identified

By Bay City News
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 10:37:00 AM

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a 35-year-old man who was struck and killed by an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus after being knocked from his bike into traffic in Oakland Wednesday afternoon. -more-


New: Twelve Cats Die in Fire at Berkeley Humane Society: Foster Homes, Donations Sought

By Bay City News
Thursday May 20, 2010 - 10:34:00 AM

At least a dozen cats were killed in an overnight fire at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, but the actions of an animal living in an apartment above the shelter gave the sad story a silver lining. -more-


New: Bicyclist Fatally Struck by AC-Transit Bus

By Bay City News
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 09:48:00 PM

A 35-year-old man was struck and killed by an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus after being knocked from his bike into traffic on a busy Oakland street this afternoon, police said. -more-


New: Save Our Trees from Safeway's Axe!

By Harvey Sherback (Partisan Position)
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 06:31:00 PM

The Safeway Store on 1444 Shattuck Avenue, located in the heart of our wonderful Gourmet Ghetto, is planning to remodel their store. At the most recent meeting Safeway revealed that their plan for renovation calls for the removal of every single tree on the property! This includes the stately old grove of trees standing on the south edge of the property facing Henry Street.

There is a meeting of the Design and Review Committee on Thursday, May 20, at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue, at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard. This meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Please attend and let your feelings be known. -more-


Richmond City Council: Casino Four Hands Out 11-Month Extension of Point Molate Casino Land Disposition Agreement

By Councilmember Tom Butt (Partisan Position)
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 05:05:00 PM

With a rambling and multifaceted motion, the actual details of which are still being debated, Maria Viramontes emerged last night as the new champion of the controversial Point Molate mega casino and leader of the “Casino Four.” Joined by Bates, Rogers and Lopez, the “Casino Four” gave Upstream Point Molate nearly another year’s extension of the Land Disposition Agreement (LDA) that expired in January of this year without specifically attaching any of the conditions that have been the subject of intense negotiation over the last several months. -more-


El Cerrito Safeway Robbed at Gunpoint

By Bay City News
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 05:05:00 PM

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Safeway supermarket in El Cerrito at gunpoint Tuesday night, El Cerrito police Sgt. Peter Statton said today. -more-


Hikers' Mothers Arrive in Teheran

By Bay City News
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 04:59:00 PM

The mothers of three University of California at Berkeley graduates who have been detained in Iran for more than nine months arrived today in Tehran, the country's capital city, according to their spokeswoman. -more-


Berkeley Today: Wednesday

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 04:16:00 PM

In the news today: The Berkeley City Council agrees to Arizona sanctions and decides not to fine large family day care centers for retroactive penalties; Berkeley sets a limit for CO2 emissions; police warn of robberies; UC Berkeley freshmen get DNA swabs as welcome presents and Berkeley High School reopens the search for a new principal. -more-


School Governance at Berkeley High: Resource Allocation, School Plan, Test Scores (News Analysis)

By Raymond Barglow berkeleytutors.net
Saturday May 15, 2010 - 03:30:00 PM

As the current school year winds down at Berkeley High, it’s time to finalize plans for the new one, including the allocation of resources. It’s time as well to evaluate the year now coming to an end, and both of these tasks were on the agenda of the most recent governance council meeting this past Tuesday. -more-


Berkeley Today

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Monday May 17, 2010 - 09:18:00 PM

In the news today: Bayer Pharmaceutical’s announcement of a new Innovation Center will not change anything for its Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council tonight (Tuesday) will consider an Arizona travel ban and a request for continuation for reconsideration of the Berkeley Iceland landmark designation. -more-


PG&E Apologizes for Smart Meter Problems, but Some Aren't Satisfied

By Bay City News
Thursday May 13, 2010 - 09:33:00 AM

PG&E on Monday issued an apology along with 45 reports dating back to August 2006 detailing reviews, monitoring, testing, and corrections identified in the company's SmartMeter program. -more-


Life and Death on the Arizona Border

New America Media, Interview by Sandip Roy
Thursday May 13, 2010 - 10:18:00 AM

Margaret Regan has been covering immigration for over a decade for the Tucson Weekly and other publications. Her book is “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands.” She talked to NAM editor, Sandip Roy. -more-


Berkeley Police Seek Four Suspects in Connection With Recent Robberies

By Bay City News
Friday May 14, 2010 - 04:17:00 PM

Berkeley police are seeking four suspects believed to be responsible for at least two robberies just south of the University of California at Berkeley campus in the past few weeks. -more-


Lamp Switch Started House Fire

Dan McMenamin, BCN
Friday May 14, 2010 - 02:58:00 PM

A three-alarm fire that destroyed a home and damaged two others in North Berkeley on Thursday afternoon was apparently caused by a faulty lamp switch, an assistant fire chief said today. -more-


Hoeft-Edenfield Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Stabbing UC Berkeley Student

Bay City News
Thursday May 13, 2010 - 03:03:00 PM

Jurors this morning convicted Andrew Hoeft-Edenfield of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of University of California at Berkeley senior Christopher Wootton near campus two years ago. -more-


UC Berkeley Hunger Strike Ends with Meeting

Bay City News
Monday May 17, 2010 - 03:05:00 PM

Protesters ended a 10-day hunger strike yesterday on the University of California at Berkeley campus during a meeting with the university chancellor and top administrators that both sides called productive. -more-


This Week at the Berkeley Arts Festival

Bonnie Hughes
Monday May 17, 2010 - 02:54:00 PM

Every Friday at noon: catch pianist Jerry Kuderna’s Friday Lunch Concerts, -more-


PG&E Apologizes for Smart Meter Problems, but Some Aren't Satisfied

Bay City News
Monday May 17, 2010 - 03:07:00 PM

PG&E on Monday issued an apology along with 45 reports dating back to August 2006 detailing reviews, monitoring, testing, and corrections identified in the company's SmartMeter program. -more-


Updated: Opera Double Bill at Hillside Club on Saturday

Tuesday May 18, 2010 - 09:44:00 AM

Verismo Opera, Northern California’s mobile opera theater, will be back in Berkeley with the double bill of Suor Angelica and Cavelleria Rusticana next Saturday, May 22, at 7:30 pm at the Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar. -more-


Monday May 24, 2010 - 02:30:00 PM