Contrary to popular belief, Berkeley students do not live in the main stacks, never seeing the sun and only coming out to retrieve the FSM coffee they need to survive in their vampiric lifestyle (Well, not all Berkeley students – some live in Soda Hall). We actually do like to get out and go places. However, sometimes it’s difficult.
Yes, there’s public transit if you don’t have a car, but BART, Muni, Caltrain, Amtrak, AC Transit — they are only so reliable and often take twice as long as driving would. And Zipcar can sure get pricey. If you are cursed blessed enough to have a car in Berkeley, let’s face it: Gas is expensive, and often it would be cheaper to take public transit (Plus, do you really want to give up that parking spot?).
So what’s a Berkeleyan on the go to do? The answer read more »
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Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.
Those “I got used at Ned’s” stickers that they attach to your textbooks have always worked in more ways than one. But with their new rental program, you’ll still get screwed, but it’s kinda like a phone call saying “I had fun last night” the next day. [Daily Cal]
Reason the recession sucks number 392: UC endowments have dropped 20 percent in the last fiscal year. But if it makes you feel any better, Harvard’s lost over $10 billion in endowments last year, and they no longer serve breakfast in their dining commons. [Daily Cal]
Muni’s a little late hopping on the Twitter bus but since when has it ever been on time anyway? And they’re now “offering a free fast pass to anyone who can guess how much money the agency has lost in the last 3 years.” Uh, fun? [SF Appeal]
This is the last piece of Dave Eggers news, we swear. Eggers has just revealed the identity of the McSweeney of his journal, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. The man was real, in fact he was a mentally ill member of Eggers’ family who recently passed away. [SFist]
Earlier: The Most Dangerous Games
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Now, San Francisco’s Muni trains have never seemed to us to be beacons of safety, civility, law and order, but we heard a story today that unnerved us more than most.
A 32-year-old Berkeley resident suspects that a fellow Muni rider followed her off the bus and … wait for it … stole her teeth.
Elena Aronson said she was commuting to work on a Muni bus back in April when a man sitting next to her proclaimed that he wanted her teeth, read more »