a Regan Bice photo
CBS 5 report with audio "Man
Charged With Murder In Berkeley Hills Killing.
An Alameda man was charged
with murder Wednesday for allegedly killing a Berkeley hills
homeowner with a flowerpot on Saturday night, according to court
have met the enemy and he is us" Pogo.
This would seem a perfect
time for all involved--the press, city hall, the department, and
the citizenry, each to look inward.
child in Our Town, downtown
Berkeley PD's Lt Andrew Greenwood
was promoted to Captain last week. He will assume the Captain's
duties on the 18th of next month.
An extension of our 9th Street, it roughly runs
between San Pablo and Hollis ending at Powell.
Potter Creek's Tuxedo--a
black and white cat with predominately white markings--was struck
by a vehicle last week. While turning the corner of 9th and Grayson,
a box-bed truck hit the cat.
Tuxedo was protectively surrounded
by a group of workers and residents until Animal Control arrived.
The Control Officer examining Tuxedo, determined the cat to be
brain dead. Carefully putting Tuxedo in her vehicle the cat was
taken to the city's west-Berkeley facility. Berkeley's Animal
Control responded within about ten minutes.
Tuxedo was often seen hunting
around Potter Creek.
BB Simmons stopped Saturday
to show her brand new Toyota Prius--she bought one of the first
extended body models. A beautfully enginered vehicle, I look forward
to a "test ride." Also, I noticed a Chevrolet Volt new
to our neighborhood.
"Federal warning ends county truce with
Lisa Leff, Associated Press.
"Residents of Mendocino
County, the redwood and marijuana-rich territory in California's
fabled Emerald Triangle, thought they had reached detente in the
decades-old clash between pot growers and local law enforcement
two years ago when the sheriff agreed to stop raiding medical
cannabis producers who paid to have their crops inspected.
For a $1,500 fee and adherence
to rules over water usage, odor control and distance from neighbors,
marijuana farmers working for groups of patients could grow up
to 99 plants on five acres of land. Numbered red zip ties had
be affixed to each plant, confirming the county's seal of approval
and giving a visiting deputy proof the pot was legally grown.
The one-of-a-kind program
generated $663,230 for the sheriff's department - and prompted
inquiries from other jurisdictions interested in creating their
But this month, the permitting system became the most striking
casualty of the crackdown on medical marijuana cultivation and
distribution by California's federal prosecutors. The board of
supervisors ended the experiment after the U.S. attorney for Northern
California threatened take the county to court for helping produce
an illegal drug."
"Proper RX Collective Marijuana Dispensary
of the Oakland, East Bay, and Berkeley Area Celebrates 'Goombay
by the Bay' ",
PRWeb at SFGate.
"Proper RX Collective,
medical marijuana dispensary and delivery, is hosting a patient
party on March 2 at Hibiscus in Oakland that is open to the entire
community. Entertainment, food and fellowship with a theme based
on the Bahamian festival 'Goombay by the Bay,' which pays tribute
to the rich hybrid culture of the Caribbean people."
Aw jeez, "Wealthy people 'more likely to lie'" is a report at news.com.australia.
"People from wealthy,
upper classes are more likely than poorer folks to break laws
while driving, take candy from children and lie for financial
The seven-part study by psychologists
at the University of California Berkeley and the University of
Toronto analyzed people's behavior through a series of experiments."
"Take candy from children"?
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