Month: April 2022

Get out of town! : San Francisco and the Bay Area

View of the Pacific Ocean from Land’s End in San Francisco. (Photo by Lisa Paredes) For those of us who reside in Southern California, the lure of the cooler, wetter climes of San Francisco and the Bay Area has long…

University of California to Waive Tuition for Indigenous Students — But Not All | Native Americans

LLast week, the University of California announced that the higher education system would waive tuition and student services fees for California residents who are members of federally recognized tribes. The announcement delighted some California natives, who saw it as a…

Steve Catlett – A Remarkable Opportunity for Berkeley County | Journal-news

Bill and Jane Yearout Olathe, Kansas Like many of you, my wife and I are thrilled that Steve Catlett is running for Berkeley County Council. During the 19 years we lived there, Jane was active in a gardening club and…

The wealthy SF neighborhood seeks historic status. YIMBYs say it’s an effort to block housing

Despite overwhelming opposition from housing advocates, a state commission voted unanimously on Friday to recommend San Francisco’s St. Francis Wood neighborhood for historic designation — a move that could allow the wealthy neighborhood to escape state law intended to encourage…

This week’s DC trade sheet (April 4, 2022)

Courtesy of Urban Atlantic Le Margaux, a 291-unit development by Urban Atlantic in New Carrollton EagleBank is providing financing for an Amazon-backed transit-focused housing development, the lender announced Wednesday. Urban Atlantic’s Margaux received $54.25 million in construction financing from the…

Jack Sheedy: first files

1862 Captain John T. Hall, of this village (Barnstable), acting captain aboard the American barque Ethan Allen, arrived home last Wednesday evening looking in fine form after his nine-month cruise in the waters of the South. We learn that his…

Critics protest new UC Berkeley student apartments in People’s Park

Critics protest new student housing at UC Berkeley Protest targets plan to build more than 1,000 units in People’s Park near Cal campus as critics say student housing will displace homeless people living there and drive up the cost of…

UC Berkeley educates a relatively large number of low-income students

According to information from the United States Office of Post-Secondary Education, UC Berkeley educates a high number of low-income students compared to its student body, especially compared to other universities. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 26% of undergraduate students on…

What to do in London: Platinum Jubilee, Bridgerton events and more

London comes back to life. Heathrow Airport reports that March 2022 was its busiest month since the start of the pandemic, with passenger travel from North America in particular increasing by more than 60% compared to January 2022. The uptick…

Shortage of housing and soaring rents weigh on American students

BERKELEY, Calif. >> UC Berkeley sophomore Terrell Thompson slept in his car for nearly two weeks at the start of the school year last fall, living in a suitcase hidden in the trunk and sending Text messages to dozens of…

University enrollment ceilings: what you need to know | Education

Public colleges and universities were designed to meet the educational needs of those living in the state. To maintain this mission, some schools and states set enrollment caps or limit the number of out-of-state students who can be admitted each…

Millions of Americans own forest lands at high risk of wildfire. Protecting her is an arduous task.

The work of foresters like Pettigrew is funded by a mix of federal and state money, with state forestry agencies matching funding from the US Forest Service. But he is one of only two stewardship foresters in Klamath County, covering…

San Francisco tourist sues Marriott after hotel gave guest’s luggage to suspected criminal

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — ABC7 News’ I-Team is investigating what attorneys say is a loophole in the law that allows hotels statewide to avoid paying actual damages to guests. Imagine you booked a hotel, but the hotel accidentally gave all…

Top 5 Most Popular American Restaurants in Berkeley, CA | restaurant review

This list is based on feedback from previous customers. Unsplash We all appreciate a good place to eat. A restaurant is judged on the quality of its dishes and the excellence of its services. This article analyzed the best American…

End Zone for April 26 | Journal-news

Editor’s note: Please note that all announcements are published in the order received. Some entries may be edited depending on available space. All articles must be received by 4 p.m. on Sunday each week and can be submitted by email…

Kyle Mullen’s mom says the Navy let her son down during Hell Week

MANALAPAN — The mother of fallen Navy SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen has had to wait more than two months after her son’s sudden death during training. The 24-year-old Manalapan native died in early February, just hours after completing the grueling…

New opportunities for education | eKathimerini.com

The University of Athens was among the first to launch a course in English. [InTime News] We recently read that Greek universities plan to introduce more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in English, seeking funding from the EU-supported…

A family with deep Berkeley roots

Sherry, Al, Ann and Steve Wasserman pose for a photo at Sherry’s home in Berkeley on April 7, 2022. Credit: Kelly Sullivan One morning in May 1969, a student at Berkeley High School left class and walked to Sproul Plaza…

W.Va. House of Delegates – District 93: Zondria “Z” Lansdowne |

Zondria “Z” Lansdowne Democrat 51 years from Martinsburg Occupation: association director Family: Married for over 30 years with 13 children and 10 grandchildren How long have you lived in the area: since 2010 Relevant experience serving the community: Operate a…

Buckner in the running for the Clyburn seat

by Melissa McCoy Colleton County native Dwayne “Duke” Buckner is officially running as a Republican for the 6th congressional district against incumbent and longtime politician James Clyburn (D-Orangeburg). Buckner is an attorney who has practiced law for 10 years at…

Ticks hide in the forests and beaches of northern California. Here’s what you need to know

“Right now would be the time of year when you might be most at risk of having one of these human biters on your clothes,” said Bob Lane, professor emeritus of medical entomology at UC. Berkeley, who studied ticks in…

Tourism continues to grow throughout the Eastern Panhandle | Journal-news

As the Eastern Panhandle appears to be emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, one industry that continues to remain healthy in Jefferson and Berkeley counties is tourism. Whether it’s the public’s desire to be outdoors, enjoy nature, or perhaps the Panhandle’s…

Oakland considering mask mandate for 1,000-person indoor events

An Oakland council member will introduce an ordinance next month that requires people to wear masks at large indoor gatherings of 1,000 or more people. The ordinance will remove the city’s current requirement that people show proof of a vaccine…

Artist loft demands Wall Street salary in Soho – DIRT

In the mid-19th century, New York’s Soho district was a thriving theater and shopping district with high-end hotels and luxury department stores. But by the turn of the 20th century, it had become a brownfield of warehouses and sweatshops. The…

College towns impact big decision – Scot Scoop News

As the seniors begin their farewells to their childhood home, they are also about to open a new chapter in their lives. However, there are some tough decisions to make first. After all, they will call this new city their…

Home video tour: Storybook cottage with architectural pedigree in Oakland Hills asks for $1.5 million

Architect William Raymond (WR) Yelland may have worked primarily in the East Bay, but his stay and fascination with France – from his service there in World War I to vacations in Marseilles – influenced so much his work that…

Financial links with American universities: the Beijing agenda

A new report reveals China’s contracts with US universities worth more than $100 million. A lawmaker sees it as part of Beijing’s plan to overtake the United States. Taiwan is pushing to become a member of the US Indo-Pacific Economic…

Sleek kiosks could be coming to Oakland’s business districts

The way Oakland allows businesses to advertise on city sidewalks may soon change. Historically, Clear Channel Outdoor has made a deal to advertise on bus shelters and use a portion of the revenue to maintain the structures. But the city…

Corrections: April 20, 2022 – The New York Times

NATIONAL Due to an editing error, an article published Tuesday about retracted or disputed studies related to Cassava Sciences’ Alzheimer’s drug misrepresented the employment status of Dr. David Bredt. He is no longer with MPM Capital. A Tuesday post about…

Earth Day Weekend Cleanup Planned at Montclair Park

Happy Earth Day! This coming April 22 is a day we can all take a step back as we celebrate the mother of all planets – Mother Earth. Years ago, I wrote about a neighbor’s plan to pick up four…

Will the University of California lose its tax status, its impartiality? | Editorial

Quietly, University of California faculty have been planning for nearly six months to jeopardize the institution’s tax-exempt status and its long-standing impeccable credentials as an unbiased source of reliable information. This isn’t the first time UC has seriously considered an…

Cut at Claridge’s – Independent.ie

It was the perfect mission – a drink on the terrace at Claridge’s, a short walk to dinner at the Connaught Hotel, a nightcap at the Blue Bar at the Berkeley and an upstairs room with a view of the…

Best of Berkeley: The City 2022

Best Cinema: Flagship Cinemas Shattuck Cinemas (Nick Quinlan/staff) Each movie theater in Berkeley has a distinct character. One is attached to a museum; another is a quaint establishment in Elmwood; one more is perhaps Berkeley’s closest thing to a multiplex….

Why income inequality should be part of the LA crime debate

I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. The 17 gangs, mostly from South Los Angeles, who the Los Angeles Police Department says sent teams to target and rob wealthy Angelenos, following them to upscale hotels, restaurants and clubs, ripping off…

Thursday morning news roundup

Candidates in the various San Mateo County elections will discuss issues affecting their communities in a series of forums beginning next Wednesday. The forums are hosted by Thrive, the county’s nonprofit alliance group, in partnership with other nonprofits. Forums are…

Oakland Locale Korean Fried Chicken Chain Plans

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bonchon, a global chain known for its “crispy-aloud” Korean-style chicken, plans to open its third restaurant in December 2022 in Oakland. The franchise owner is Harry Johnson Jr., and the site selection process is underway, according to…

AcademicInfluence.com ranks the best colleges and universities in the world and the United States for 2022

PR Newswire FORT WORTH, Texas, April 13, 2022 FORT WORTH, TX, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — What are the best universities and colleges today? For 2022, AcademicInfluence.com announces its Best Universities Rankings, featuring both the world’s leading higher education institutions…

The Melvins Book 2022 ‘Electric Roach’ Tour Dates

With two albums released in the last year, the Melvins are back on their touring legs for 2022 and, while currently wrapping up a sold-out tour with Ministry, they have now booked their first headlining tour since 2019. “It’s nice…

3 local artists explain why Oakland is special to them

Just over two weeks ago, our newsroom hosted the first episode of a new quarterly live event series, Culture Makers, where we celebrate local creatives through dialogue, multimedia and performance. live. The inaugural event took place at the New Parkway…

How can today’s youth make the Earth a better place?

It is an undisputed truth that the youth population in any region plays a vital role in dictating the direction their country takes and the priorities it promotes. According to UNFPA projections, India has (and will continue to have) the…

“It’s not charity, it’s justice”

It was a beautiful day for Sunday in the park so I made it almost to the top of Bernal Hill. There were children up there, families and dogs in the glorious sunshine. The city and the bay lay below,…

Residents are shocked to find a water fern completely covering Lake Anza in Tilden Regional Park

The fast-growing fern completely covers Lake Anza to the shock of several East Bay residents People hoping to cool off or enjoy the scenery of Lake Anza in Tilden Regional Park were shocked to find it covered with some kind…

San Francisco’s Arinell Pizzeria at risk of closing

After 33 years on Valencia Street in San Francisco, New York-style pizzeria Arinell Pizza is in danger of closing its doors. “We will be closing soon if we don’t get an increase in business,” owner Ron Demirdjian said. “The pandemic,…

Top 4 Non-Touristy Places to Visit in Los Angeles

After spending spring break at home in sunny Los Angeles, I’ve compiled a list of must-see places to take my college friends when they come to visit. From beaches to hikes to restaurants and cafes, here are four non-touristy spots…

Claridge owner removes online admins over stake value

Claridge’s, one of Britain’s most luxurious hotels, faces a new tussle between its owners, seven years after a Qatari royal teamed up with an Irish property developer to gain control of its parent group . Constellation Hotels, ultimately owned by…

The Afro-Latin prism on education

Graduate school seemed like the only option for me once I graduated from high school – I’m sure I expected to do more than just work a 9 to 5 job for minimum wage. With all due respect to Mickey…

Powerful heat-trapping methane is rising at a record rate

Global atmospheric levels of methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas, rose by a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, worrying scientists because of the role importance of methane in climate change. The preliminary…

Where to Find Passover Meals in Oakland and Berkeley

Pomella’s “everything but the plate” seder plate. 1 credit The guest list is set. The perfect seder plate selected. And the perfect wine – kosher, palatable – was selected. But what about dinner? For those of you who don’t have…

Why underutilized hotels and motels could be the fastest route to reducing the affordable housing deficit in Los Angeles

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered on weekdays. A new report Examination of strategies to reverse the critical housing shortage in Los Angeles found that repurposing commercial buildings, such as hotels, motels and vacant…

Mensho Ramen Crew Opens East Bay’s First Restaurant, Along With 7 Other Mouthwatering Openings Across The Area

Welcome to the second episode of New in the East Bay, a monthly overview of the latest restaurant and bar openings this side of the Bay Bridge. The area has seen plenty of action, with several new places for intensely…

Amnesty India chairman Aakar Patel stopped at Bengaluru airport on his way to the US

Amnesty International India Chairman Aakar Patel said on Wednesday that he was prevented from traveling to the United States by immigration authorities at Bengaluru International Airport on the basis of a circular from surveillance issued by the CBI in connection…

John Mulaney adds new dates to his ‘From Scratch’ tour

The post office John Mulaney adds new dates to his ‘From Scratch’ tour appeared first on Result. John Mulaney has once again expanded its “From Scratch” stand-up comedy tour with the addition of 13 new dates. Specifically, the newly announced…

FinTech startup EvoShare now offers cryptocurrency as a savings destination for cashback

EvoShare’s revolutionary cashback program automatically contributes to a member’s choice of financial destination. Cryptocurrencies are now joining existing financial destinations such as IRAs, emergency savings accounts, HSAs, 529 College savings plans, and payments on student loans or mortgage accounts. BERKELEY,…

The UC system will adopt a tuition stability plan, regarding ASUC officials

In the upcoming fall semester, there will be a UC system-wide shift to the Tuition Stability Plan for new undergraduates. The plan was approved by UC’s board of trustees in July 2021 and will be in effect for the next…

Mijoté, a French-style bistro by world-renowned chef Kosuke Tada, opens April 10 at The Mission

San Francisco’s new French-style bistro Mijoté announced its opening date and released reservations on Friday, with plans to open April 10. Chef Kosuke Tada announced the takeover of the former Sasaki space in the Mission last month, and since then…

What to know about the Sacramento shooting

Six people were killed and at least a dozen injured in downtown Sacramento on Sunday in what authorities say was the largest mass shooting in the city’s history. The tragedy comes about a month after another shooting in the Sacramento…

8 Interior Designers Creating Today’s Most Extravagant Yacht Cabins – Robb Report

famous architects and decorators known for their land-based projects are increasingly taking to the water, where they’re proving they’re anything but “at sea.” Armed with high-level yacht orders, these designers are throwing overboard the cookie-cutter layouts and tired aesthetic tropes…

Latin Dance Class in Portsmouth, NH Benefits Ukrainian Refugees

flure dance is a relatively new Latin dance company that was started 4 years ago with the hope of promoting Latin dance in the Seacoast area. Fluere (Latin for Flow) is intended to encourage full enjoyment and immersion in the…

San Bruno Considers Property Transfer Tax Ballot Measure | Local News

San Bruno residents will likely be asked to vote on a new tax in November, with a narrow majority of city council this week approving a property transfer fee to boost city revenue. Details will be worked out next month,…

Top 5 Worst Places to Live in New York State

New York State is one such state that has a reputation that is not guaranteed by other parts of the country. It’s so misinterpreted. When people think of New York, what do they imagine? They imagine New York first and…

Festival of Colors; Spring Festival ; SF Restaurant Week: NorCal Weekend

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Patch has hosted fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Northern California – from the beaches of Santa Cruz, through South Bay, East Bay and the Peninsula, to the highest points of North Bay and Wine Country. Some…

Bill would require employers to pay minimum wage for tipped workers – The Legislative Gazette

Photos from the Legislative Gazette by Heather Viani On March 9, 2022, on the State Capitol’s Million Dollar Staircase, Yamila Ruiz and other members of the One Fair Wage Coalition are demanding an increase in the minimum wage for tipped…

NOTICE: California’s student housing crisis requires immediate action

The housing crisis at UC Berkeley is just the latest sign of a much larger problem, writes Yifei Cheng PO ’24. (Courtesy of Firstculture via Wikimedia Commons) Earlier this month, the University of California, Berkeley narrowly escaped a court-ordered suspension…