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[18 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on An afternoon at Golden Gate Fields | ]
An afternoon at Golden Gate Fields

Samson Reiny/510Report
It’s an overcast Friday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields, the last remaining racing track in Northern California.  The on-and-off drizzle and chilly air have left the bleachers nearly empty as people flock into the clubhouse-a heated room with greasy ballpark-style foods being sold by vendors and closed-circuit television access to the races.  It isn’t quite a standing-room-only crowd, but it seems like a decent weekday turnout-a good number of seats are filled and the walking space is taken up by several anxious television watchers, their heads cocked toward the …

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[5 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]
Why Did the Commuter Cross the Road?

BY CASEY MINER AND HUDA AHMED  The 12th St. corridor in Oakland is a 12-lane freeway sandwiched between two perfectly normal city streets. There are no crosswalks or traffic lights, but morning commuters don’t care; the quickest way to BART is to look both ways and hope for the best.

Berkeley, Civic Life »

[3 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on Foreclosure doesn’t dampen development plans for San Pablo Ave | ]

By Will Jason
The 34 condominiums built on top of an abandoned gas station at 2700 San Pablo Ave. last year were supposed to signal the transformation of their southwest Berkeley neighborhood. Vacant lots and empty buildings would give way to a vibrant, mixed-use district.
Then the units didn’t sell, and the developer lost the property through foreclosure. The building failed to attract a bid when it was put up for auction in mid-December, and now, a year after its completion, it’s owned by a former lender who is renting the condos …

Berkeley, Featured »

[9 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Angela Kilduff —
During the protest, Erik Eisenberg, known as “Ayr,” supported the tree-sitters and sometimes acted as spokesman for the cause. On Monday, November 17, Eisenberg hurled a steady stream of expletives at Michael Goldstein, attorney for the UC Board of Regents, and followed Goldstein down the hallway of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. Goldstein, accompanied by six UC Berkeley police officers, did not respond.
This scene followed a hearing for Regents vs. Galloway, the civil case filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California by Goldstein.

Berkeley, Civic Life, On Campus »

[6 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Sproul fight raises tensions among UC Berkeley’s Jewish students | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason about tensions within UC Berkeley’s Jewish community

Berkeley, On Campus »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share | ]

Reporter Casey Miner visits the students running UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share bike rental program. Click to listen.
[audio:http://www.510report.org/wp-content/uploads/bikeshare_podcast.mp3]

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[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on At the Anniversary of Sproul Hall Sit-In, Perspectives on Activism and Obama | ]

By Angela Kilduff  —
Forty-four years ago, in the early hours of a late fall morning morning, police officers arrested nearly 800 students, ending an historic sit-in at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall. It was a turning point in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) and led to the university lifting a ban on on-campus political organizing. The leaders of the FSM made their mark on history and left a legacy of activism at UC Berkeley.
This anniversary this year coincides with another historic turning point, the election of Barack Obama as President. His …

Berkeley, Civic Life, On Campus »

[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Protesters seek return of Indian remains | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason about a fight to reclaim Indian remains on display at a Berkeley museum 

Berkeley, Civic Life, On Campus »

[26 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: UC Berkeley economist Romer named one of top economic advisors to Obama Administration | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason

Berkeley, On Campus »

[25 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: The View From Tightwad Hill | ]

By Angela Kilduff
At the Big Game on Saturday, hundreds of people watched from Tightwad Hill. Listen to their perspectives and learn about this history and future of Tightwad Hill.
CLICK TO LISTEN
[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/tightwad_hill_ak_edit_final.mp3]
Many thanks to everyone interviewed. Fans included (in order) are Ted Cotsen, Donald Oliver, Jennifer Gage, Harrison Chastang, Tim Wood, Kelly Peterson, Zach Lawryk and Paul White.