Man arrested in South Berkeley shooting
A 21-year-old man was arrested June 11 in connection with a shooting that afternoon in a South Berkeley neighborhood that injured two men, a police spokeswoman said.
The shooting was reported at about 4:30 p.m. near the corner of Russell and California streets, police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said
Officers arriving found a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive their injuries, Coats said.
Police later arrested Charles Wood, 21, of Hayward. Coats said that investigators are still determining his exact involvement in the shooting.
Police are actively looking for other suspects.
Telegraph hosts music from the world
Telegraph Avenue will have free continuous entertainment from noon to 9 p.m. June 22 at the 11th annual Berkeley World Music Festival.
Amoeba Music is sponsoring a stage at People's Park that will have concerts from 1 to 6 p.m. by Pride & Joy, Manzo Rally and other performers, as well as a crafts bazaar and audience participation dancing.
A wide variety of musical acts will also be performing along the avenue.
For more details visit www.berkeleyworldmusic.org, or stop at the event information booth at Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.
BART parking fees increasing at many stations
Parking fees at many BART stations will increase 50 cents next month as part of a district program that evaluates prices every six months and adjusts them up or down according to whether a station's lot is full or below 95 percent of capacity.
Increases taking effect July 14 will be instituted at Bay Fair (new fee of $2), Fremont ($2.50), Fruitvale ($2.50), Lafayette ($2.50), Lake Merritt ($2.50), Orinda ($2.50), Pittsburg/Bay Point ($2.50), Pleasant Hill ($2.50), Rockridge ($2.50), San Leandro ($2.50), Union City ($2.50), Walnut Creek ($2.50).
A second set of stations will that will have increases on July 28 are Ashby (new fee of $2.50), Castro Valley ($2.50), Dublin/Pleasanton ($2.50), El Cerrito Del Norte ($2.50), El Cerrito Plaza ($2.50), Glen Park ($2.50), MacArthur ($2.50), North Berkeley ($2.50), San Bruno ($2.50), West Dublin/Pleasanton ($2.50), West Oakland ($6.50),
Daily fees will remain unchanged at the Colma ($2.50), Millbrae ($2), Richmond ($1), South Hayward ($1), South San Francisco ($2) stations.
Parking fees can be paid with cash, the Clipper card or BART blue ticket.
Library offers movie streaming service
The Berkeley Public Library is offering IndieFlix, a digital movies service that offers cardholders unlimited access to independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world through its website, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
The service has no borrowing, viewing, or simultaneous use limits and is available on Apple, Android, devices and all other Internet-enabled devices, as well as devices that stream movies to the television set, such as Roku and Xbox.
"We are excited to offer this service to patrons and think it will nicely complement our DVD collection and other digital media options," said collection development librarian Andrea Mullarkey. "Berkeley has a rich tradition of supporting the arts and culture; our patrons have a broad interest in film. We are pleased to offer our community even more ways to enjoy diverse media like independent films, documentaries, animated film and shorts."
For more details on accessing the service call 510-981-6241 or go to www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/explore/downloads-streaming.
Summer Reading Game returns at library
Paws to Read is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Game at the Berkeley Public Library, which runs through Aug. 16.
The game, intended to help children up to age 13 retain their reading ability during the summer downtime from school, rewards those who read ten books, 1000 pages, or for ten hours, and who visit the library three times, with a coupon good for a free scoop of ice cream from Fenton's Creamery and a choice of prizes.
There will also be free Paws to Read family programs at library branches.
"Keeping up the animal theme, the library is collecting donations of pet food and toys for the Berkeley Humane Society at all library locations until Aug. 16," it was announced.
For more details call 510-981-6223.
Police offer free child car seat installation
The Berkeley Police Department is offering to properly install children's car seats for residents by appointment.
State law requires children to ride in either a car seat or booster seat until age 8 or until they reach of a height of 4 feet 9 inches, but many, if not most seats are not properly placed and secured.
For details about infant or child car seats, their proper installation or to make an installation appointment, call the Traffic Bureau at 510-981-5980. Appointments are dependent on personnel availability.
-- Kristin J. Bender and Chris Treadway
Block party series continues downtown
Center Street between Shattuck and Oxford will be the site of a weekly Eats, Beats & Brews block party from noon to 6 p.m. each Sunday in June, featuring free live music performances, a beer garden and food from around the world. The block will be closed to cars for strolling at the all-ages event.
New exhibit honors trailblazers
"The Originals" an exhibition celebrating the recently completed Regional Oral History Office of 18 pioneering African American faculty and senior administrators at UC Berkeley is on display at the Bancroft Library Rowell Cases through Sept. 1.
The interview subjects "joined Berkeley before the advent of affirmative action policies in the 1970s. By their example, achievements, and professional work these leaders helped lay the groundwork for diversity and access at the university, opening doors of opportunity and economic uplift for all traditionally disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the state."
The exhibit is open during the operating hours of The Doe Library.
To read the interviews that inspired this exhibit, visit bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/aa_faculty/