5,800 Berkeley freshmen asked to record their voices for experiment [LA Times]
Woman arrested in Berkeley-Emeryville car burglary spree [Oakland Tribune]
Berkeley filmmaker Miranda July lands on cover of NYT magazine [NYT]
City Council to choose new communications network for fire and police [Daily Cal]
Trove holding going-out-of-business sale [SFGate]
Ecology Center offers a lot to growers [Patch]
Bonjour Tristesse in a cappella by Pacific College on August 7 [Pacific College]
Water main breaks in Berkeley soon after Saturday tremblor [Daily Planet]

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Frances Dinkelspiel (co-founder) is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California,...

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  1. Yes, Miranda July (known then as Miranda Grossinger) grew up in Berkeley and her parents were the founders of North Atlantic Books, a well known publisher of spiritual books. She now lives in LA. I just wanted to point out the Berkeley connection and much of the article centers around a visit she made to Berkeley.

  2. Maybe it is self-evident to long time Berkeley residents but … the berkeleyside headline linking readers to the NYTimes story about Miranda July gives the impression that Miranda July lives in Berkeley but the first line in the NYTimes story begins by saying Ms. July lives in LA.  Perhaps Ms. July is from Berkeley or used to live in Berkeley?