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Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

The Berkeley Greek Theater was the backdrop for co-headliners Nas and Lauryn Hill on Friday. It was the perfect venue for hip-hop and R&B legends. There could not have been a better venue for the show. If you aren’t familiar with the Greek Theater, it emulates the Colosseum in Rome, a place th...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Berkeley: UC mourns student killed in latest terrorist attack

Berkeley: UC mourns student killed in latest terrorist attack

Tom Lochner,
East Bay Times

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

A tearful UC Berkeley community bid farewell to one of its rising stars on Tuesday, vowing that her passion, kindness, selflessness and dedication to global harmony would live on in spirit long beyond her earthly death. Tarishi Jain, 18, a native of India, was slain Saturday along with at least 21 others d...

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Tara Duggan,
San Francisco Chronicle

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Bay Area shoppers will soon be able to get a new kind of local produce at Whole Foods stores. Affectionately known as ugly produce, the fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy and safe yet are usually left to rot because they don’t meet typical supermarket cosmetic standards. Bags of the aesthet...

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The grand reopening of Berkeley’s historic UC Theatre on March 25 was postponed due to electrical issues, which resulted in one show being canceled and another rescheduled, confirmed David Meyeri, owner of the venue and president of Berkeley Music Group. After 15 years of vacancy, the repertory theat...

La institución ha fallando a sus estudiantes?

La institución ha fallando a sus estudiantes?

Kali Persall,
Jefe De Redacción

April 13, 2016


Filed under Spanish

UC Berkeley, nombrado uno de los “Elite Seis” universidades por Times Higher Education en 2015, está en la mira para el protocolo disciplinarias cuestionable para la mala conducta sexual, tras la publicación de los documentos de una investigación que examinó 17 casos de acoso sexual a partir de...

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

UC Berkeley, named one of the “Elite Six” universities by Times Higher Education in 2015, is under fire for questionable disciplinary protocol for sexual misconduct, following the release of documents of an investigation that looked into 17 sexual harassment cases from the last five years. The investigat...

The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

A once popular movie theater in downtown Berkeley, known for its 22 year stretch of midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is reopening after sitting vacant for 15 years. But the days of film screenings have passed. Located at 2036 University Avenue, the UC Theatre has been c...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Hayward homeless rates below county average

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Despite what many people believe, the homeless epidemic is not on the rise in Hayward. Since as early as 2003, surveys, questionnaires and censuses taken by subcontractors of Alameda County have been used gauge the size of the homeless population in the East Bay. However, Hayward has become a victim...

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