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Issue #2517 :: Monday, September 20, 2010

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RENO 911: KAEPERNICK TORCHES CAL IN 52-31 WIN Podcast Video
RENO, Nev. - Mike Mohamed could only stand on the sideline and watch.

Pro-Tenant Rent Board Majority May Be Unseated
Although the Rent Stabilization Board has implemented rent control policies independently from the Berkeley City Council since the mid-1980s, increasing opposition to the board's pro-tenant slate has given rise to what some commissioners say is, for the first time in years, a serious attempt to disrupt the board's progressive majority - a move that also mirrors the council's own changing dynamics.

Farmers' Market Tries New Approach
Berkeley is a city whose social fabric is held together by its local enclaves, DIY enthusiasts and, of course, eco-friendly food distributors who make their homes in Berkeley's thriving farmers' markets. And it is especially these markets that encourage active community engagement, providing the cultural paste to join independent outlets to the greater development of the community. But with three prominent Berkeley Farmers' Markets stationed at Center, North Shattuck and Derby, is there room for another one? Does the cultural paste need another adhesive element?

Riding Latest Waves, Tamaryn Carves Niche
Most of the time, music just sounds like music. It doesn't need to conjure up the image of a bowl of oranges or depict a dramatic conversation in the way that figurative painting, film, or literature all need to refer to something beyond themselves. Unlike these and many other art forms, music doesn't need to represent anything. It's a purely abstract medium. Music just needs to be musical.

News

Pro-Tenant Rent Board Majority May Be Unseated
Although the Rent Stabilization Board has implemented rent control policies independently from the Berkeley City Council since the mid-1980s, increasing opposition to the board's pro-tenant slate has given rise to what some commissioners say is, for the first time in years, a serious attempt to disrupt the board's progressive majority - a move that also mirrors the council's own changing dynamics.

Plans for People's Park Parking Meters May Cut Crime
Plans to possibly install additional parking meters around People's Park are under discussion by Berkeley community members and city officials, with the intent to reduce crime and spark business interest in the area.

San Bruno Fires Hit Too Close To Home for Some Students
Though 23 miles away, the fires that hit San Bruno after a gas line 30 inches in diameter exploded on Sept. 9 felt close to home for some UC Berkeley students.

Medical Cannabis Commission to Develop Standards for Permits
In light of the Berkeley City Council's proposed ballot measure to create seven new "cannabusiness" facilities, the Medical Cannabis Commission - which will likely be reconstituted under the measure - met Thursday to develop a comprehensive rubric to evaluate applications for facility permits.

Alzheimer's Drug May Enhance Learning Podcast
A drug currently used to lessen the effects of Alzheimer's disease may soon be able to aid healthy adults in perceptual learning, according to a study by UC Berkeley researchers.


Sports

RENO 911: KAEPERNICK TORCHES CAL IN 52-31 WIN Podcast Video
RENO, Nev. - Mike Mohamed could only stand on the sideline and watch.

Bears Running Out Of Answers
Standing outside the visiting locker room of Nevada's Mackay Stadium, Kevin Riley searched for a silver lining in his team's 52-31 loss to the Wolf Pack.

Bears Bury Gaels to End Preseason
MORAGA, Calif. - In its first eight games, the Cal volleyball team's play drastically varied between sets. In their two tilts this weekend, however, the No. 10 Bears' play varied between matches.

Top-Ranked Cal Hosts NorCal Invitational, Sinks to Third
The NorCal Invitational should retroactively be named the SoCal Invitational considering that the finals featured the USC-UCLA rivalry. The Trojans scored the go-ahead goal with four seconds left to seal the championship, 11-10, yesterday evening.

Dougherty's Goal Upsets Cardinal in Cal Upset
The Cal field hockey team entered the weekend seeking retribution for last season's 4-2 loss to Stanford, and got it. A 2009 defeat denied Cal its first top seed in the NorPac tournament in four years.

Tigers, Bears Lack Scoring Wizardry in 1-1 Tie
The Cal women's soccer team was exhausting its final resources. Defender Emi Lawson was playing forward for the last 10 minutes of what was almost the Bears' first loss of the season.

Fitzpatrick Nets Game-Winner to Dismiss Dons in OT
After a midfield battle for most of regulation time, the Cal men's soccer team was able to capitalize on a scoring opportunity and end the Bears' second match of the Bay Area Classic against San Francisco in the fourth minute of overtime.


Arts & Entertainment

Farmers' Market Tries New Approach
Berkeley is a city whose social fabric is held together by its local enclaves, DIY enthusiasts and, of course, eco-friendly food distributors who make their homes in Berkeley's thriving farmers' markets. And it is especially these markets that encourage active community engagement, providing the cultural paste to join independent outlets to the greater development of the community. But with three prominent Berkeley Farmers' Markets stationed at Center, North Shattuck and Derby, is there room for another one? Does the cultural paste need another adhesive element?

Riding Latest Waves, Tamaryn Carves Niche
Most of the time, music just sounds like music. It doesn't need to conjure up the image of a bowl of oranges or depict a dramatic conversation in the way that figurative painting, film, or literature all need to refer to something beyond themselves. Unlike these and many other art forms, music doesn't need to represent anything. It's a purely abstract medium. Music just needs to be musical.

Puppet Tears Gallery
Compulsion," the first production of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2010-2011 season, depicts one Sid Silver (Mandy Patinkin) in his attempts to publish Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and adapt it for the stage. Mesmerized by Anne's hopeful prose and steadfast courage, the erstwhile writer devotes and sacrifices his professional life to championing her work. Silver comes up against obstacle after obstacle: Unsympathetic editors, mean lawyers and anti-Semitism. As the play unfolds it becomes apparent that the biggest hurdle is his own paranoia. The literary bigwigs and attorneys are unhelpful politicos, a bit cartoonish at first. But Sid's devotion to telling Anne's story becomes an unhealthy obsession, one that torpedoes his career and threatens to sink his marriage.

Oakland's Wax Idols to Grace Rickshaw Stop
I really don't know how anyone could kick me out of a band. I'm like, the perfect bandmate," says Heather Fedewa, with an air of pseudo-stupefaction. "It's a mystery to me, at least."

Thumb Wars: Joaquin Phoenix
If you've ever heard some celebrity drop the term "method acting" in an interview, you know your own gag reflex when it comes to emoting workshops. For non-professionals like myself, a lot of the picturing-your-cat-dying-to-cry shit can seem like an absurd pastime for all of those bored celebrities hanging out in Los Angeles.

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