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  1. Livermore: Need a gadget? Check it out at the libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Youth Services Librarian Tierney Haupt holds a programmable robot, that can teach computer coding, at the Livermore Public Library in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The robots are one of the items that will be part of the new "Library of Things" that will be available for children to check out later this summer.

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  2. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dr. Chenming Hu of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dr. Chenming Hu of the University of California, Berkeley, after awarding him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Thursday, May 19, 2016, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington.

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  3. By Katy Murphy, [email protected]Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dr. Chenming Hu of the University of California, Berkeley, after awarding him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Thursday, May 19, 2016, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded four Bay Area researchers -- two from UC Berkeley and two from Stanford -- with the nation's top honors for science and technology.

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  4. Treadway: Exhibition spotlights Berkeley mud flat artistRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Berkeley artist Tyler Hoare, who has been launching planes, ships and other model art pieces made in his Albany studio along the East Bay shoreline for more than 40 years, is the subject of a new exhibition. Hoare, who turns 76 this year, "is best known for his large scale guerilla sculptures which he installed directly into the SF Bay in the 1970s and 1980s," notes the gallery.

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  5. Oakland: Last known member of Abraham Lincoln Brigade to be eulogized at memorialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The last known member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade of American volunteers that fought in the Spanish Civil War will be celebrated at a memorial from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland just across the Berkeley city line. Delmer "Del" Berg, 100, died in February at his home in Columbia in the Sierra foothills.

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  6. Tenants relocate from El Cerrito trailer parkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Of the handful of tenants left in April at the Audiss RV Park at 5828 El Dorado St., all have accepted buyouts from the owner and all but one have left or are preparing to leave, according to resident Sidney Manchester-Jones. Edward Biggs, who has owned the nearly one-acre park since 1969, is selling the property to Berkeley-based developer Urban Community Partners, which plans to build 27 three-story townhomes on the site, with parking on the ground floor.

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  7. Berkeley: Author-historian to discuss city's hidden history of Native AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Historian and author Richard Schwartz will give a presentation on the city's hidden Native American history May 28 at the Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St. The Berkeley resident and author of the books "Berkeley 1900," "Earthquake Exodus, 1906," "Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley" and "The Circle of Stones" will talk and show illustrations from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the third floor Community Meeting Room. Schwartz will describe how the discovery and protection of artifacts and history combine as a powerful tool to begin to understand the extent Native Americans lived within what became Berkeley, according to a news release from the library.

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  8. MTC proposing 5- to 10-cent transportation gas taxRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A regional transportation commission is floating the idea of adding a 5- or 10-cent gas tax on the November ballot, but some public officials are worried it will put other bond and sales tax measures at risk. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a public agency comprised of local elected officials that oversees regional transportation planning and funding, introduced the idea as a way to drum up additional funds for local street and road repair in the wake of dwindling state gas tax revenues and mounting maintenance needs, said Randy Rentschler, the MTC's director of legislation and public affairs.

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  9. Actor charged in Berkeley crash that hurt cyclistRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A veteran actor has been charged with felony driving under the influence of drugs for allegedly striking and almost killing a bicyclist in Berkeley in February but he remains at large, prosecutors said Friday. Berwick Haynes, 47, of Sunnyvale, was charged on May 2 and a warrant was issued for his arrest but Berkeley police haven't yet arrested him, Alameda County District Attorney spokesman Teresa Drenick said.

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  10. Berkeley: Historic murals will be preservedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A collection of mystical murals at the heart of the Bay Area's rich, post-World War II cultural history will be preserved, now that the buyer of a house on Oregon Street has agreed to a conservation deal. The Kael Basart House -- so known for film critic Pauline Kael, who lived there from 1955 to 1965, and the Basart family that owned it since 1966 -- has been sold to Reuben Gibson, a tech marketing and sales manager and outdoors buff.

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  11. Tenants relocate from El Cerrito trailer parkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Of the handful of tenants left in April at the Audiss RV Park at 5828 El Dorado St., all have accepted buyouts from the owner and all but one have left or are preparing to leave, according to resident Sidney Manchester-Jones. Edward Biggs, who has owned the nearly one-acre park since 1969, is selling the property to Berkeley-based developer Urban Community Partners, which plans to build 27 three-story townhomes on the site, with parking on the ground floor.

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  12. Cyclists trump cars on city streets, and not just on Bike to Work DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    OAKLAND "' On Feb. 2, UC Berkeley researcher Megan Schwarzman was riding her bike near the university when a suspected drunken driver struck her from behind. In response to the near-fatal collision, the Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to install a protected bike lane on Fulton Street between Bancroft and Channing ways, where the collision occurred, including the removal of traffic lanes and parking spaces to accommodate a new bikeway.

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  13. El Cerrito: Arhoolie Records sold; will remain openRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records, the vastly influential roots music label, in the early 1960s. It has been acquired by Smithsonian Folkways.

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  14. Berkeley: Group celebrating 20 years of creek stewardshipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Since 1996, the volunteer group Friends of Five Creeks has been doing the work needed to restore creeks in the El Cerrito, Albany and Berkeley areas to keep them more accessible, healthy and free flowing. The Berkeley-based group is celebrating by inviting "friends old and new" to a 20th anniversary picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at Creekside Park in El Cerrito.

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  15. Peterson: Richmond baseball revival evokes rich heritage of great athletesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Thomas Gary, Program Director for GameChangers, left, and Shiva Gaskins, Executive Director of the Wheelhouse Academy of Baseball, are photographed in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Thomas Gary vividly recalls watching the stars come out at Richmond's Nichol Park.

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  16. UC Berkeley police offer $10,000 reward for info in 2013 Mother's Day killingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Maribel and Graciela Santana, sister and mother of slain Fremont man Alberto Santana-Silva, attend a press conference Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Grizzly Peak Boulevard site of his Mother's Day 2013 fatal shooting. The UC Berkeley police department announced it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a suspect in the shooting.

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  17. Berkeley: Second set of human remains found near Spenger's Fish GrottoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A second set of partial human remains has been found during excavation work at a West Berkeley construction site, according to the developer. "Upon identification, construction was stopped and the remains were removed by the archeological team under the supervision of the Ohlone Indian Tribe's appointed representative," Laura Jennings, a spokeswoman for the real estate company Jamestown, said in an email Thursday.

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  18. Alameda letters: Departing resident to miss Island greatlyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    After more 22 years of residing in Alameda, I am preparing to pack up and eventually move outside the area. It is a decision full of mixed emotions and a certain wistfulness.

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  19. Treadway: Heritage roses event back for 36th year in El CerritoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    April showers or not, you can always find May flowers at the free Celebration of Old Roses, returning 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito. The uniquely El Cerrito show dedicated to heritage roses -- antique varieties predating the 20th century that had fallen out of favor as more modern hybrids gained popularity -- is the oldest and largest event of its kind, now in its 36th year and featuring rose-themed attractions for all ages.

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  20. Albany eyeing tax on soda for November ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A proposed tax on sweetened beverages on the city ballot in the November election remains a possibility as council members this week heard a report the issue and requested more information. The City Council at its May 2 meeting also requested that language for the ballot measure be drafted for consideration when it takes the issue up again on May 16. Albany is considering letting voters decide on a one cent per fluid ounce "soda tax" similar to a successful 2014 measure that made Berkeley the first city in the United States to pass a levy on sweetened beverages.

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