you spin me right roundHappy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, Tilden Park carousel, happy birthday to youuu!

For 100 years, you and all the animals are still lookin’ pretty fine.

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Berkeley’s Tilden park carousel marks 100 years [SF Gate]


Are you into classic Broadway musicals? Do you know all the lyrics from “Oklahoma!” by heart? Do you sing them in the shower?

Even if you answered no to all of the above questions, you might want to check out “Carousel,” being performed tonight with a full orchestra. Oh, and did we mention, it’s free? read more »

Young deer spotted this morning at Shattuck Avenue and Dwight Way. 9-1-1 calls were made, but police weren’t dispatched as the event was not seen as a real problem. Apparently, it’s still all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. [Mercury News]

The Tilden Regional Park has reopened its carousel after 8 months of renovation. Free rides will be offered to first 500 riders during local festivities on Oct. 4 [Contra Costa Times]

Officials discover car in Berkeley believed to be driven by murder suspects of 22-year-old Fairfield Councilman Matt Garcia. Arrests have been made, but police are still searching for 32-year-old suspect Henry Don Williams. [Mercury News]

UC Berkeley scientists set their sights to the sky and discovered a mysterious light source. For 3 months the light got brighter and brighter until it was 120 times its luminosity at the time of its discovery. The light remains unidentified; scientists hope someone else might help to “shed some light on it.” [Fox]

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