Berkeley: South Berkeley community agencies face funding cuts

The Berkeley Drop-in Center, Youth Spirit Artworks, LifeLong Medical Care, East Bay Community Law Center, Through the Looking Glass, A Better Way, Ephesians Children's Center, Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, McGee Avenue Baptist Church and South Berkeley Community Church are among agencies slated for cuts in a proposed cycle of community agency funding for the next two fiscal years. 
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, who announced City Manager Christine Daniel's departure, said her tenure, which began in late 2011, was one of "remarkable accomplishments."  
Four men pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and robbery charges in the last year's killing of a security guard near the MacArthur BART Station.The charges against Joel Robinson, 21, of Berkeley, Amari Harmon, 18, of San Leandro, and Oakland residents Tony Reed, 23, and Steven Hall, 24, make the  
Berkeley center has been a focal point of progressive politics and Latin arts and cultural since it was founded by refugees of a bloody Chilean coup.  
Anvil Brewing Co. has a pending application with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 912 Gilman St. across the street from the Pyramid Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant.  
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John will headline a concert at 3 p.m. June 6 in Kensington to help send underprivileged children to the famed nonprofit Camp Winnarainbow (campwinnarainbow.org) summer performing arts program.  
Eleven auto burglaries have occurred in May on or near the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California police said.  
Amador Valley wins the boys team title, Saint Mary's the girls team title.  
A man with paranoid schizophrenia who was arrested and put in mental hospitals nine times before he fatally beat a Berkeley homeowner in his own driveway was sentenced Friday to 33 years to life in a state mental hospital at a hearing where the victim's family demanded a systematic change in how the government treats the mental ill and violent.  
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Oscar's, a neighborhood hamburger restaurant since 1950, is set to become the third California outlet of Sweetgreen, which describes itself as "a destination for delicious food that's both healthy for you and aligned with your values."  
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Clint Eastwood to direct hero pilot Captain Sully's biopic

Oscar winning director will oversee film based on the book 'Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters' by Danville's Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who successfully landed his disabled plane on the Hudson River.