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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 $675,000 which is roughly $577/per square foot. More Berkeley information.

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28 min ago | SFGate

Radio Hall of Fame class of 2014

The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will formally induct nine new members Saturday. Well, as formally as you can at a seafood restaurant .


4 hrs ago | SFGate

Cal football kickoff set for 1 p.m. against Colorado

A general view of the California Golden Bears playing against the Washington Huskies at California Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2012 in Berkeley, California. California Memorial Stadium went through a 21-month $321 million renovation and reopened for the 2012 football season.


5 hrs ago |

Marin Symphony Does it Again

These thoroughly accessible "pops" concerts are the perfect vehicle for introducing the uninitiated to classical music . The Marin Symphony is exceptionally good at community outreach.


7 hrs ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Gardening with Galligan: Women plant pioneers

She was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. Her mother died when she was six and she was cared for in a convent for most of her childhood.


8 hrs ago | SFGate

After 30 years, Berkeleya s colony of spotted hyenas are leaving town

BERKELEYSIDE: If you're hiked the trails above North Berkeley you may have heard their distinctive, giggle-like calls, but not for much longer. This week the last of Berkeley's captive colony of spotted hyenas will leave their home at UC Berkeley's Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Reproduction.


10 hrs ago |'s Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

I am full-time father of two little boys. I teach in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Department.


12 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios

A Stanford engineering team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna - no batteries required. Designed to compute, execute and relay commands, this tiny wireless chip costs pennies to fabricate - making it cheap enough to become the missing link between the Internet as we know it and the linked-together smart gadgets envisioned in the "Internet of Things."


17 hrs ago |

App to track what makes you truly happy

Do you think the smartphone is a source of undue stress? Try this app created by three students at the University of California-Berkeley that claims to make them a source of goodness. The "Happyness" app is marketed as a tool to help you focus on what truly matters in life.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

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.


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."



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.



'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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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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