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  1. Vaccine controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    California may have closed a chapter in its bitter fight over mandatory vaccines for children, but a new billboard campaign by opponents of the state's pro-vaccination law shows the controversy is far from over. Billboards questioning the safety of vaccines have popped up over the past couple of months from Berkeley and San Francisco to North Fair Oaks, a largely Latino community in southern San Mateo County.

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  2. Bay Area vaccine controversy reignites in time for Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    California may have closed a chapter in its bitter fight over mandatory vaccines for children, but a new billboard campaign by opponents of the state's pro-vaccination law shows the controversy is far from over. Billboards questioning the safety of vaccines have popped up over the past couple of months from Berkeley and San Francisco to North Fair Oaks, a largely Latino community in southern San Mateo County.

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  3. Berkeley: Lights going back on at UC TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    David Mayeri, president of the Berkeley Music Group board of directors, is photographed outside the UC Theatre where work is underway to reopen the historic movie house as a live music venue in downtown Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. David Mayeri, president of the Berkeley Music Group board of directors, is photographed outside the UC Theatre where work is underway to reopen the historic movie house as a live music venue in downtown Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.

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  4. Premier Cru: FBI investigating wine company, bankruptcy trustee saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The FBI has launched an investigation into claims of a wine pyramid scheme at fine wine purveyor Premier Cru, the attorney for a trustee handling the Berkeley business' bankruptcy confirmed Friday. Attorney Mark Bostick, who represents trustee Michael Kasolas, provided the most detailed update yet to the bankruptcy case Friday in a status update to Judge William Lafferty.

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  5. Berkeley credit union donates more than $7,000 to breast cancer support groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union recently donated more than $7,000 to Friends of Faith Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps low-income, underinsured women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer, the credit union announced in a news release this week. Cooperative Center members and its staff have supported Friends of Faith since 2011, holding fundraisers, collecting donations, promoting breast cancer awareness and participating in the annual Faith Fancher 5K Breast Cancer Challenge around Lake Merritt in Oakland, according to the news release.

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  6. Berkeley: Deal in works to stave off eviction of disabled seniorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A quadriplegic senior hospitalized for over a year who faces eviction from his apartment will be allowed to continue to live there, pending the completion of "minimal" paperwork, says a city councilman who interceded on the tenant's behalf. Councilman Kriss Worthington said Monday that the CEO of The Jon Stewart Company, which manages the government-subsidized William Byron Rumford Sr. Plaza residential complex in South Berkeley, where Pachovas has lived since 2000, has agreed to drop eviction proceedings.

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  7. Oil companies doled out big donations in climate bill fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Oil companies that convinced California lawmakers last year to abandon part of a landmark bill to fight climate change donated more than $250,000 to their campaigns for re-election in the second half of 2015 -- with more money going to Democrats than Republicans. Since the state Senate bars its members from accepting campaign checks in the final weeks of the legislative session, a large share of the money went to lawmakers in the state Assembly, with five assemblymembers receiving more than $10,000 each from Chevron, Exxon and Tesoro, campaign finance statements show.

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  8. Cheryl North: S.F. Symphony bassoonist Stephen Paulson to show his...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Asked to identify the symphony instrument that gets nicknamed "clown of the orchestra," many orchestral aficionados would pick the bassoon, bass member of the oboe family. Because it heeds to have a very long tube in order to produce its distinctive timbre, it cannot be crafted in a straight line.

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  9. Review: David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony deliver two...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    It's too early to start assembling best of 2016 lists, but it's a pretty safe bet that, come December, music lovers will still be talking about the St. Louis Symphony's Berkeley appearances. Presented by Cal Performances in two concerts at Zellerbach Hall over the weekend, the orchestra under music director David Robertson performed music by Olivier Messiaen, John Adams and Gustav Mahler.

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  10. Adele to Donald Trump: Stop playing my musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Donald Trump, and the rest of the world, have yet to learn whether the loud-mouth real estate mogul wins huge today in the Iowa caucuses and powers up his case for the GOP presidential nomination. But his campaign suffered a major blow when superstar singer Adele announced that he hasn't had her permission to use her songs at campaign rallies, the Independent reported.

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  11. Kensington: Residents critical of local police board say cops have harassed themRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    In this bucolic East Bay hillside town divided by constant political strife, residents have watched the local police board's every move for years. Now some of them say they are being watched back -- and sometimes harassed.

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  12. Berkeley: Bike Share comes to the East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    UC Berkeley graduate student Annie deBoer is looking forward to the day she can pick up a rental bike near her Berkeley residence, drop it off close to her favorite grocery store, then pick up another bike to ride her purchases home. That could happen this year, Bay Area Bike Share general manager Emily Stapleton told deBoer and some 45 others -- mostly university students -- at an evening workshop Jan. 25 at the YMCA Teen Center.

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  13. Boys basketball: Castro Valley beats BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Castro Valley High boys basketball team stayed in the hunt for the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division by roaring back from a 14-point deficit for a 83-69 victory over host Berkeley. The Trojans win keeps them in pace with first place Bishop O'Dowd while the Yellowjackets are still looking for their first league win of the season.

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  14. Alameda: Body found in water confirmed as missing Berkeley womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A woman found dead in waters behind an Alameda neighborhood Thursday afternoon was identified Friday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as 62-year-old Diana Gail Hajisaari of Berkeley, who was reported missing Jan. 22. She was found about 2:45 p.m. Thursday in a tidal canal behind homes in the 3300 block of Fernside Boulevard. The site is not far from Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park, where a man told police he saw her disrobe and get into the water about noon, Jan. 22. She appeared to be swimming, the witness told authorities.

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  15. Berkeley: Campus police seek sex assault suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a UC Berkeley student Thursday. Officers responded to a report of a sexual battery near Sproul Plaza at 11 a.m., and found the student, who said she had been attacked minutes earlier.

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  16. Berkeley: Labor advocates, local politicians launch campaign to stop wage theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Labor advocates, with some local politicians pledging support, announced the launch of a statewide campaign to combat wage theft, at a news conference in front of Berkeley's Old City Hall on Tuesday. In the construction industry alone, wage theft, or short-changing workers on pay, costs workers $1.2 billion a year, according to Smart Cities Prevail, a labor research and advocacy organization that helped organize the news conference.

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  17. Oakland: Search continues for missing Berkeley womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A search continued Monday for a Berkeley publications editor last seen leaving her office Friday near the Oakland International Airport, authorities said. Diana Gail Hajisaari, 62, was last seen by co-workers leaving her office in the 100 block of Swan Way about 10 a.m. Friday.

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  18. Berkeley election promises to bring new faces to city hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Incumbents tend to be re-elected with regularity in Berkeley, allowing little new blood to flow into city leadership. But the Nov. 8 elections will bring some changes when Tom Bates, mayor since 2002, and Max Anderson, District 3 councilman since 2004, step down and Councilman Laurie Capitelli gives up the District 5 seat he's held since 2004 to run for mayor.

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  19. Dave Matthews Band returns to BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The Dave Matthews Band also performs at the DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night show on Feb. 4 at Pier 70 in San Francisco. Tickets are $75, www.livenation.com .

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  20. Eighth annual international children's film fest set Jan. 29-31Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Writer, film director and Academy Award-nominated Pixar animator Jim Capobianco said that as the curator of the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival he's in charge of "a happy puzzle of entertainment." But there's nothing confusing for visitors to the popular, family friendly annual event that operates like a gigantic magnet.

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