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3 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Food brand update: Annie's sells out to General Mills while Barbara's ...

General Mills, one of the most deceptive food companies in the world and a processed food giant that funds efforts to block GMO labeling transparency, is reportedly purchasing Annie's for $820 million. [1] Annie's, based in Berkeley, California, is a well-known organic food brand that has long been favored by organic consumers.

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7 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

Let's Take It Again from the Top: Chancellor Dirks's second message on civility

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message to the campus community today: Every fall for the last many years, we have issued statements concerning the virtue of civility on campus. This principle is one of several that Berkeley staff, students, faculty and alumni themselves developed and today regard as "fundamental to our mission of teaching, research and public service."

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11 hrs ago | TheCelebrityCafe

Miley Cyrus releases cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

After premiering her art collection at New York Fashion Week, Miley Cyrus released a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" on Soundcloud. She announced the news on Twitter late Friday.

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16 hrs ago | PsychCentral

'Neural Workaround' May Help Stave Off Dementia

Researchers have discovered a "neural workaround" in the human brain that can compensate for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. According to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley, the findings could help explain why some people with beta-amyloid deposits retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Berkeley Daily Planet

Two Women Injured in Berkeley Apartment Fire

Two women escaped from a fire in a Berkeley apartment building this morning, a deputy fire chief said. Shortly after 9 a.m., firefighters received a report of a blaze in an apartment building in the 3100 block of King Street, about three blocks west of the Ashby BART station, Berkeley fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.

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StreetsBlog.org

Costly New Parking Garages Still Gobbling Up Land at BART Stations

Oakland and BART officials cut the ribbon Monday on a new parking garage for a "transit village" being built at MacArthur Station. Photo: BRIDGE Housing/Twitter BART continues to encourage the construction of multi-story parking garages at its stations, despite the exorbitant costs and lost potential for valuable land that could be put to better use.

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Shape

How to Tell If a Pair of Sunglasses Is Worth It

Don't throw away those cheap shades from the kiosk-they are just as good at protecting your eyes from UVA and UVB rays as their high-end counterparts, according to a study from University of California, Berkeley. Just how cheap were the sunglasses that were tested? A mere $10.

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New Yorker

Can Memories Be Implanted and Then Removed?

At the turn of the twentieth century, Ivan Pavlov conducted the experiments that turned his last name into an adjective. By playing a sound just before he presented dogs with a snack, he taught them to salivate upon hearing the tone alone, even when no food was offered.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Nilda Rego: Moraga's road to incorporation

The Town of Moraga is going to have a birthday party next month marking 40 years of incorporation , even though people have been living around here for thousands of years. When St. Mary's College was being built in the Moraga Valley in 1928, steam shovels digging the foundations found skeletons of these early people, along with the mortars and pestles they used to grind acorns.

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LiveScience

From Slot Machines to Self-Tracking Devices: An Anthropologist Story

Cultural anthropologist Natasha Schll bridged the gap between human interaction and machine workings in her research on gambling. Her book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas , published in 2012, was borne as a result of an undergraduate thesis she began at age 19. In it, she examines the connection between compulsive gamblers and the design of the slot machines they play.

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KTVU Oakland

Staff, patients hold on to hope for beloved healthcare facility

And on Thursday, hoping to find a way - any way - to save Doctors Medical Center, some nurses, , and even some patients went to the office of the head of the area's healthcare district. The protesters are alleging serious conflict of interest as the San Pablo hospital teeters on the edge.

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The Jewish News Weekly

Gourmet Ghettos' at Magnes explores diverse culinary cultures

Long before 1971, when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue, or even 1966, when Alfred Peet opened his first coffee shop in the North Berkeley neighborhood, gourmet ghettos existed throughout the world. Just as Saul's, the lone Jewish deli on Shattuck, gives more than lip service to the California palate, the gourmet ghettos of Europe, Asia and North Africa were influenced by the customs, cuisines and agriculture of their surroundings.

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Berkeley Daily Planet

Four Year Anniversary of Berkeley Murder Approaches

Friday, September 12, 2014 will mark the four year anniversary of the murder of Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo, known to his family as "Fito". Celedon was a Chilean native who moved to Berkeley to be with his fiancA©.

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Contra Costa Times

Berkeley: Opposition rises to allowing police use of Tasers

The city has said "no" to police helicopters, dogs and armored vehicles; now community members are gearing up to fight proposed police use of Tasers. The Coalition for a Taser-free Berkeley, which includes local chapters of the NAACP, Copwatch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and the Gray Panthers, hosted a panel discussion Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Berkeley seeks consultant to develop Telegraph Avenue Public Art Plan

The city is looking to art as a way to make Telegraph Avenue more attractive and is putting out a call for a consultant to develop a public art plan for the district. The consultant or team is supposed to implement a stakeholders' vision of incorporating art in "a coherent and enhanced streetscape that prioritizes pedestrian uses and creates a unique visual identity that will enhance Telegraph Avenue's appeal as a regional commercial and cultural destination," according to a request for qualifications issued this week.

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JD Journal

U.S. News & World Report Announces 2015 Best Colleges

Summary: U.S. News & World Report has published the 30th edition of the Best Colleges rankings, adding new features such as crime safety reports and federal loan information. The 30th edition of the Best Colleges rankings has been released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Berkeley Daily Planet

Bus Hits Hydrant in Downtown Berkeley Causing Major Leak

An AC Transit bus hit and sheared off a fire hydrant this afternoon in downtown Berkeley, causing a geyser of water to erupt, a deputy fire chief said. The crash was reported at 4:03 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street, fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.

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Inside Bay Area

College Notes: Peralta Colleges hosting variety of transfer fairs

Transfer fairs and other activities abound this autumn at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Oakland's Laney and Merritt colleges. Let's take a whirlwind look at the great happenings taking place at the Peralta Colleges throughout the fall.

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Contra Costa Times

Berkeley, A Look Back: Train safety on Shattuck debated this week in 1939

The Berkeley City Council decided 75 years ago that traffic hazards on Shattuck Avenue were not as bad as citizens said, the Berkeley Daily Gazette reported Sept. 12, 1939.

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Science Daily

New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant ...

Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University of California, Berkeley and colleagues. Cost-effective production of plant material for biofuel requires efficient breakdown of plant cell wall tissue to retrieve the complex sugars in the cell wall required for fermentation and production of biofuels.

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