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39 min ago | Contra Costa Times

Berkeley, A Look Back: City sees boom in new construction

Seventy-five years ago, on Aug. 21, 1939, "an upward swing in apartment house construction and work on several major structure projects within the city helped to swell Berkeley building operations during the last fiscal year to an astonishing total of $3,939,236," the Berkeley Daily Gazette reported.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Scientist

Spot ET's waste heat for chance to find alien life

RATHER than searching for aliens phoning home, scientists are looking for signs of the homes themselves.

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California Golden Blogs

Golden Scholars: A Berkeley undergrad's start-up for STEM diversity and imaging metal in your head

Monitoring copper and iron in living brain tissue and a Berkeley mechanical engineering undergrad's incredible and altruistic start-up.

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Canada.com

Microscopic particles returned from space might be alien visitors

Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system.

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California Golden Blogs

Malia Obama favoring UC Berkeley over Stanford

Could the Bears have a First Daughter in our midst? USA Today reports the recruiting story of the summer : Malia Obama is looking toward the West Coast to spend her college years.

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Contra Costa Times

Albany: Memorial service set for former Mayor Bill Cain

A memorial service will be held Aug. 24 for former Mayor Bill Cain, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Aug. 2. He was 67. Cain spent four years on the City Council and six on the school board.

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Inside Bay Area

East Bay leaders support gun violence restraining order bill

East Bay elected officials and law enforcement leaders today rallied in support of a bill that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from people who are at risk for committing acts of violence.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Former Chez Panisse chef pens 'French Roots' cookbook

One-time use only. Reprinted with permission from French Roots by Jean-Pierre Moull&#233 and Denise Lurton Moull&#233, copyright 2014.

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Contra Costa Times

UC Berkeley student diagnosed with West Nile Virus

A University of California, Berkeley, student has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus following a rise in the number of mosquitoes carrying the disease this year, officials said.

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Contra Costa Times

Berkeley: Woman sexually assaulted in People's Park, police say

UC Berkeley police are investigating a sexual assault Monday night in People's Park and reminding students, who are headed back to classes next week, to be alert and aware of their surroundings and follow other safety tips on and around campus.

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National Public Radio

As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Risk Of Sexual Assault

Rachel Swinehart has commandeered her family's living room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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My Mother Lode

Man falls from lookout over UC Berkeley, dies

University of California, Berkeley police say a 60-year-old man fell to his death from a popular lookout point over the university.

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The Globe and Mail

Top links: Economist DeLong 'very afraid' for U.S. recovery

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

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Shape

The Big Problem with Bad News

The news can tend to be a downer, but lately-from the plane crash in Ukraine, to Ebola in Africa, to Robin Williams' untimely death-most will agree it's been especially depressing.

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Caravan Stockton Newspaper

Haggin Museum Appoints Two New Staff Members

Lindsey Munzel has been appointed education assistant. She will support the education department with programming, events, developing exhibition materials and managing the Museum's docent council.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Science Daily

Visual 'gist' helps us figure out where a crowd is looking

Have you ever seen a crowd of people looking off into the distance, perhaps toward a passing biker or up to the top of a building? You probably looked there, too, instantly, even without paying attention to the individuals in the group.

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Examiner.com

Dave Matthews Band to perform three nights at Berkeley's Greek Theatre

Summer would not be complete for fans of the Dave Matthews Band without a tour. In this case, three concerts that will be performed in the Bay Area.

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Wall Street Journal

Crisis Offered 'Baptism' for Some Home-Currency Debt, S.F. Fed Finds

China's yuan was among the currencies that saw the biggest increases in international debt issuance during the global financial crisis, a new San Francisco Fed study finds.

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SFGate

Man with head trauma sent to hospital after Berkeley fight

A fight near Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley on Saturday morning sent one person to the hospital.

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SFGate

Berkeley sightseer dies in Grizzly Peak fall

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