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It was a day of babies and puppies at Berkeleyside HQ today. Thank you @cal_falcons experts Lynn Schofield and Sean Peterson for doing a Facebook Live AMA today with our readers (find it on the site); for our client partnership director Colleen Leary for bringing 4-month-year-old Teddy into the office (who spent lap time with publisher Lance Knobel) and for @eastbaynosh editor Sarah Han introducing us to 2-year-old Little One. A cuteness overload day! #officedogsofinstagram #babiesatwork #puppylove #dogsofwework 🐶🐣🙇♂️👼🏻
In case you haven’t been monitoring the @cal_falcons obsessively like we have on the #calfalconcam, here’s where we are: two chicks who hatched mid-week. One egg that the experts say isn’t viable. The chick didn’t make it, which is apparently not unusual in a nest. The parents, Annie and Grinnell, will likely keep it in the scrape where the chicks stay protected when they’re not feeding. They’ve been fed several pigeon meals since they arrived! We have the webcam on Berkeleyside where you can leave comments. And we recorded a podcast, The Pipping Party, with two raptor mavens this week which you can find on Berkeleyside or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for “Berkeleyside” podcast. Enjoy! Photo: Tracey Taylor #falconfever #falcon #campanile #ucberkeley #raptors #chicks #wildlifecam
The sale at Chez Panisse of the old belongings of Alice Waters and her daughter Fanny Singer drew large crowds. Thanks to Nancy Rubin for the photos.
Do you have a favorite Berkeley tree? (This one is a Chilean Wine Palm on the UC Berkeley campus photographed by @cirrusw.) To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, Berkeleyside is looking for submissions from our readers about their favorite Berkeley trees. Is it a flowering plum? A majestic monkey puzzle? A street tree that’s beaten the odds and sprouted from a crack in the pavement? And where does it grow? In a park? In a yard? Or the window box of a fourth-floor apartment? Maybe you have a personal favorite because of an event in your own life, or maybe it’s one that just never fails to catch your eye. It might even be a tree that is no longer — because it was felled or toppled over — that you still remember fondly. Have one tree — or several – in mind? Take your best photo and email it, along with a short write-up (no more than 100 words), to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Tree’. Please include your name and the location of the tree. You can also DM or tag us on Facebook and Twitter, or right here on Instagram (just be sure to tag Berkeleyside). We welcome submissions from our readers outside of Berkeley, but the tree itself must be within Berkeley city limits. Wherever and whatever the tree, we want to hear from you. Because, with all the discussion on how to address climate change, this Earth Day we want to celebrate trees because they are actively doing something about it. #earthday #trees #berkeleytrees #treehuggers 🌴🌳🌲
The Epworth United Methodist Church on Hopkins in North Berkeley is proudly flying the rainbow flag, and displaying a rainbow banner, a response, we assume, to the recent decision by the Methodist Church’s General Conference to strengthen its bans on same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT clergy. #lgbtq🌈 #berkeleyprogressive #methodistchurch
A giant Eucalyptus crashed down onto the playground at King Park during the storm Tuesday night. A neighbor said they heard it around 1:30am. Wednesday evening, not long after we published a story about this and another tree that toppled last night half a mile away on Rose Street, locals were coming to the park to see the dramatic sight. #bayareastorms #berkeleystorm #northberkeley