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"UC Berkeley report cites benefits of higher
minimum wage" centralvalleybusinesstimes.com.
are likely to absorb increases in the minimum wage with increased
worker productivity, less money spent on recruiting and keeping
workers, and with small prices increases in the restaurant industry,
the industry most affected by minimum wage increases, according
to a report Wednesday from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics
at the University of California, Berkeley's Institute for Research
on Labor and Employment.
The state Legislature is
considering a bill to boost the statewide minimum wage to $13
an hour in January 2017 with annual cost of living adjustments
starting a year later.
The state minimum is now
$8 an hour, going to $9 an hour on July 1, then increasing to
$10 an hour on Jan.1, 2016."
"Berkeley City Council to place parks tax
increase on November ballot" dailycal.org.
"Berkeley City Council
voted Tuesday to put a measure on the November ballot to increase
the existing parks tax, rather than a broader ballot measure
that sought to renovate Berkeley public spaces.
The tax would put more money
toward maintaining Berkeley's community parks, pools and buildings,
such as the Berkeley Rose Garden, playgrounds and sports fields,
at an added tax of about $40 for average-sized homes, for
a total of $1.7 million annually."
now able to invest in homegrown technology" dailycal.org.
"UC President Janet
Napolitano announced Thursday that the University of California
will now be able to invest directly in companies that use and
market technology developed at UC facilities after the removal
of a 25-year-old policy that prevented such investments.
With the removal of the policy,
the university can now make direct financial investments and take
equity in companies that have used UC resources. Napolitano also
announced a pilot project that will allow the university to accept
equity from startups for accessing university services instead
of charging them fees. It can also accept equity from campus-run
'incubators' - such as UC Berkeley's SkyDeck, which supports fledgling
companies with resources and expertise - to keep startups from
running out of cash and to allow the university to benefit from
"Search warrants in Berkeley and Oakland
yield shooting suspect"
Harry Harris, Oakland Tribune.
"One person was arrested
Thursday morning after police served four search warrants in Berkeley
and Oakland in connection with a June 11 shooting that left two
men wounded, authorities said.
Some guns were also recovered
but whether they were used in the shooting has not been determined,
The warrants were served
by Berkeley and Oakland police SWAT teams at homes in the 1600
block of Julia Street, the 1600 block of Russell Street and the
1500 block of Blake Street in Berkeley and the 4600 block of Tyrrell
Street in Oakland."
"Fresno, Calif., fires may be work of arsonists,
investigators say" chicagotribune.com.
in the central California city of Fresno on Wednesday were scrutinizing
evidence from two brushfires that erupted downtown this week to
see if they are related to a string of blazes believed set by
The two fires that broke
out downtown on Monday night were set within minutes of each other,
and brought the total in Fresno since May to 23 or more, according
to the Fresno Fire Department."
"Summer Concerts in Berkeley's Redwood
Grove continue tonight" thebaybridged.com.
"Looking to see a show
in one of the most beautiful and intimate 'venues' in the Bay
Area? Well, tonight's your chance. Now in its fourth season, the
Summer Concerts at Redwood Grove at UC Berkeley's Botanical Gardens
continues tonight with performances from The Range of Light and
Wilderness and Kelly McFarling. If you can't make it tonight,
the series continues every Thursday this summer check out
the full list of shows here. Some shows have already sold out,
with organizers expecting more to sell out soon, so make sure
to get your tickets in advance. Here's a little taste of what
to expect from Kelly McFarling tonight."
"Must Try Desserts in Berkeley"
"Berkeley is a city
full of unique cuisines and amazing flavors on every block. Whether
you're searching for new ways to please your sweet tooth or looking
for something to take your mind off the impending doom of midterms,
here are seven desserts in Berkeley that every student must try.
Beignets from Angeline's
You can travel all the way
to New Orleans for perfectly soft beignets doused in powdered
sugar, or you can visit Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen on Shattuck
Avenue. Angeline's is fam. Angeline's is famous for authentic
Cajun cuisine, and its desserts are no exception. These beignets
are freshly made and served warm."