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[8 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Take a stroll through the Allegro Music Store and it’s rich history. Hover your mouse over the collage to scroll right and left or grab the scroll bar at the bottom. Pressing the play button in the bottom left hand corner will scroll the collage automatically. Click on the audio icon in the bottom right hand corner and press the play button to listen to the song “Training Day,” by the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, in the background as you explore the collage. Alto saxophonist Gabe Eaton …

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

Civic Life, Fremont, Multimedia, Wild Card »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Candle-light Vigil for Mumbai Massacre Victims | ]

By Mateen Kaul —
The Indian community gathered in large numbers at the Milpitas Indian Community Center on Thursday, December 4, to remember the victims of the militant attacks in Mumbai.

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 

Chinatown, Civic Life, Immigration, Oakland »

[28 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Oakland Chinatown’s Salvation Army Feeds 1500 | ]

By Adelaide Chen    
On Thanksgiving Day, mostly elderly Chinese stood in line for a free meal hours before the doors opened at the Salvation Army in Oakland Chinatown.  The atmosphere was lively as a hundred volunteers brought plates of the traditional holiday food to crowds unfamiliar with turkey and mashed potatoes.

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, Civic Life, On Campus »

[24 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

By Will Jason  —
What is the cost of leaving a computer on overnight? Two graduate students hope questions like that will help translate energy use into terms that everyone at University of California, Berkeley can understand.
Sam Borgeson and Omar Khan — students in building science and computer science, respectively — want to make campus energy use more transparent. They are gathering data on the energy used every day at dozens of campus buildings. Then they plan to display the results at a kiosk in the Free Speech Movement Cafe, in …

Berkeley, Business, Civic Life, Multimedia, On Campus »

[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Will Jason  — 
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With California facing a record budget crisis, state universities are looking for money wherever they can find it. It appears that U.C. Berkeley is increasingly tapping one reliable source of dollars: foreign students.
According to final enrollment data released November 13, U.C. Berkeley has more than tripled the number of international students in its freshman class. This fall it enrolled 360 foreign students, about eight percent of the freshman class. That’s up from less than 3 percent …

Civic Life, Education, Fremont »

[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Tyler Sipe  —
Officials at the Fremont Adult School hope members of the public take their economic aches and pains into a relaxing new career opportunity at the recenly established Clinical Massage Therapy Certification Course.  
Dr. Robin Buckwalter, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic), director and primary instructor for the program, will provide her three decades of clinical massage therapy experience for the course.
Buckwalter said despite the current economic environment, long-term future growth in the massage therapy industry looks promising. She cited a recent report from the California Economic Development Department expecting 11% growth …

Civic Life »

[19 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Amidst Prop 8 Fallout, Queer Blacks and Latinos Wonder Where They Fit | ]

By Casey Miner  — 
When Chris Norberg arrived at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza to demonstrate against Proposition 8 last Saturday, he knew what point he wanted to make.
“A lot of my friends are really pissed off at minority groups in this city right now,” he said. “They voted against us.”
Norberg, 26 and white, is a furniture builder who married his same-sex partner last June.
Standing on the grass outside City Hall, he held a banner displaying the names of high-profile gay crime victims like Matthew Shepard and Harvey Milk, both of …