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Berkeley, California is located in Alameda County. Zip codes in Berkeley, CA include 94704, 94707, and 94705. The median home price in Berkeley is $699,000 which is roughly $618/per square foot. More Berkeley information.

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2 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peace Corps death leaves trail of mistakes

Nick Castle had just graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, when he loaded up his backpack with Mandarin-language books and set off for rural China to teach in the Peace Corps.

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6 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Steven Greenhut Says Minimum-Wage Hikers Are Cheap

I used to downplay that argument as hyperbolic, but after reading recent research used to tout the new San Diego measure , I see the logic of these minimum-wage critics.

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10 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz., where Joseph Rudolph Wood was put to death on Wednesday.

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10 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

Berkeley Needs More Exports

The City of Berkeley is in big financial trouble, as we all know. There is an urgent need to boost city revenues.

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10 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

The execution process took nearly two hours. A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz., where Joseph Rudolph Wood was put to death on Wednesday.

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14 hrs ago | SF Classical Voice

The the Valley of the Moon and Back With Tomkins-Zivian

So far as cellist Tanya Tomkins and pianist Eric Zivian know, there's no other festival doing chamber music on period instruments.

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18 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

East Bay Park It: Don't forget to bring water, especially now

I've mentioned it before, but in view of the recent hot and dry weather, it's worth repeating -- take plenty of water with you when you hike in the regional parks and other open spaces.

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23 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

talks & workshops

"Creating a Havdallah Garden." Parents and children can learn about traditional Jewish culinary and medicinal herbs and create and plant their own self-watering container garden to take home.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Solidarity inside, feuding outside at pro-Israel gathering at Emanu-El

Upwards of 1,000 people convened at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco on July 20 - most of them to attend what was billed as an "Emergency Solidarity Gathering" for Israel.

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Restaurants on the Oakland-Berkeley Border

Road Journals Blog-The western end of Alcatraz Avenue, the point where North Oakland, South Berkeley, and Emeryville meet, feels like one of the East Bay's hottest neighborhoods.

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Inside Bay Area

Berkeley private school The Academy closes after 45 years

Parents and teachers at a small private school here are feverishly trying to continue classes after the family corporation that owned it since 1969 closed it earlier this month due to low enrollment.

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Inside Bay Area

Berkeley private school The Academy closes after 45 years

Parents and teachers at a small private school here are feverishly trying to continue classes after the family corporation that owned it since 1969 closed it earlier this month due to low enrollment.

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KPFA-FM Berkeley

Cover to Cover- with Jack Foley - July 23, 2014 at

Jack's guest is revolutionary/evolutionary architect Eugene Tsui . Tsui is known for a number of highly experimental built projects emphasizing ecological principles as well as for his radical proposals for massive projects such as a bridge over the Strait of Gibraltar and a 2-mile-high Ultima Tower.

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Tech Review

Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Picture this: Researchers use a camera and lenses to simulate an eye with nearsightedness looking at an "E" shown on a modified iPod Touch display.

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The Globe and Mail

Power can alter sense of time, says study

Does your manager seem more relaxed about sticking to a schedule than you do? If so, he or she may have a case of the "boss effect."

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Foul odor forces evacuation of coroner's office

The Oakland Tribune reports 15 employees complained of eye and throat irritation after someone opened a body bag containing the corpse on Wednesday.

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Contra Costa Times

Berkeley, A Look Back: Council hikes 1939-40 budget by $63,000

"Following a public hearing in which was shown an apparent division of public opinion as to whether the future expenses of city government shall be increased or held to a minimum," the Berkeley City Council approved, 75 years ago, a budget for 1939-40 that increased the annual tax rate from $1.42 per $100 of assessed valuation to $1.45.

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Contra Costa Times

Berkeley community briefs: Reception with painter Squeak Carnwath; West Edge Opera Summer Festival

The 30th annual Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium will bring some 400 to 450 entrants who will race in various brackets starting at 7 a.m. of up to 60 riders at a time.

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South Whidbey Record

A joyful noise, Whidbey Island Music Festival returns

Tekla Cunningham, creator and director of the Whidbey Island Music Festival and regular concertmaster and principal player with the American Bach Soloists in California, will be performing on viola and violin at this year's event.

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SFGate

Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge opens in Berkeley

The sign out front, left, signals the location of the 3-month-old Berkley brewpub opened by brewerowner Viet Vu, above, who offers a glass of one of his own beers, Saison.

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