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  1. Living on campus is cheaper at UCLA than UC MercedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Zach Gamlieli, Berkeley Student Cooperative President, admires one of the many murals decorating the hallways at Casa Zimbabwe in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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  2. Admiral, sower of Berkeley wildflowers made history 75 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific Fleet during World War II, became a national hero during the pivotal battle for control of Midway 75 years ago this week, nowhere more than in the Bay Area, where he was a presence before and after the war. The small but strategic Midway atoll was the target of Japanese invasion forces and Nimitz, planning moves and issuing orders from Pearl Harbor, successfully anticipated and defended against the action.

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  3. Editorial: Bill would help curb deceitful school bond measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    School officials and many state legislators want to keep voters in the dark about the most fundamental information related to billions of dollars of school bonds: Their cost to taxpayers. Each election local districts seeking voter approval for construction bonds pack ballot language with wordy feel-good descriptions of what the money will buy.

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  4. CIF state track: Bay Area's best take center stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    St. Joseph Notre Dame's Cooper Teare, right, and Redwood's Liam Anderson, left, compete in the boys 3200 meter run at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions track and field meet held at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Months and months of preparation that included breathtaking performances along the way comes down to this weekend for state's top track and field athletes.

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  5. Despite construction mistakes, one crucial ingredient tipped the balance in the deadly 2015 tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    More than a month after state regulators revoked the license of the general contractor who built a Berkeley apartment complex where six people died and seven were hurt when a balcony collapsed, the agency released 145 pages of supporting materials about the construction failures. The documents include two expert reports on the construction and engineering of the doomed balcony, which gave way June 16, 2015, as 13 people, mostly Irish students working abroad over the summer, were celebrating a birthday party.

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  6. Monte Sereno hires new city managerRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

    The Monte Sereno City Council has unanimously approved hiring Terry Blount as the new city manager. Blount has 18 years experience in municipal planning and is currently Mountain View's assistant community development director and planning manager.

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  7. Assistant professor Blake Wentworth's firing takes effect immediately.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Eva Hagberg Fisher, center, a PHD candidate who reported being sexually harassed by a professor, pictured with students Marianela D'Aprile, left, and Scott Chilberg, right, thanks a group holding a demonstration against sexual harassment outside Wurster Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. About 60 students blocked a pathway at the school to demand the suspension of a professor found by the campus to have sexually harassed a student.

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  8. Childrena s author explores pain of ALS in graphic novel for grown-upsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Children's author and illustrator Marissa Moss shows original drawings from her latest book "Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love," at her home in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The book recounts her family's struggle as her husband Harvey Stahl slowly died from amyotrophic laterals sclerosis .

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  9. Boy Scouts bring budding parklet to bloom over Berkeleya s upper Solano AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Myles Halpern from the Berkeley's Boy Scout Troop 6, works on one of the trash boxes as part of a new parklet on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, May 13, 2017. The parklet is being built by the boys scouts under the direction of Eagle Scout candidate Emmet Hegarty.

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  10. Bay Area Book Festival a weekend dedicated to all things literaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Bay Area Book Festival, now in its third year, is a two-day indoor-outdoor festival centered around Civic Center Park and adjacent blocks that will tap right into the area's book-loving spirit. The literary-themed celebration June 3 and 4 figures to draw at least 50,000 people downtown, with 200 authors, 100 sessions, 10 films and more.

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  11. Exclusive: BART knew about emergency lighting failures months ago, records showRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    BART Assistant Chief Transportation Officer Paula Fraser sent this photo, among others, to BART maintenance staff showing Berkeley station with no emergency lighting during a blackout in May 2016. In May last year, Paula Fraser, BART's assistant chief transportation officer, sent an email to Jerry Lockett, a manager, with photos showing the Berkeley station during a blackout.

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  12. Opera Parallele presents Philip Glass's surreal 'Enfants Terribles'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Philip Glass' 1996 "dance-opera" is based on Jean Cocteau's 1929 novel about Paul and Lise, a strange brother and sister who occupy a world somewhere between fantasy and reality. The last in the composer's trilogy based on Cocteau works , it explores the idea that imagination can have a profoundly transformative effect on reality - with powerful and sometimes unintended results.

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  13. Ex-Cal star Davis Webb impresses New York GiantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Cal's Davis Webb walks off the field after the team's victory over Texas in their NCAA football game at Cal's Memorial Stadium on the U.C. Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

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  14. Bringing the humanity and greatness of Beethoven to life againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    "Hershey Felder, Beethoven" is to close the 2016-17 season for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. It is a newly revised work by Felder, whose show on Irving Berlin was a huge hit for TheatreWorks.

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  15. Cal Bears get quarterback transfer from SECRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Cal and coach Justin Wilcox got a quarterback transfer Saturday from the Southeastern Conference. Cal might have scored its biggest recruiting coup thus far under new coach Justin Wilcox when quarterback Brandon McIlwain announced Saturday he was transferring to Berkeley from the University of South Carolina.

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  16. Review: New Berkeley show plays Oedipus complex for laughsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    With a title like "Edward King," Central Works' new play by company codirector Gary Graves sounds at first as if it might be a history play about some heretofore undramatized chapter in the British monarchy. Certainly there would be precedent for that among the many plays Graves has written for the Berkeley company, such as his "Richard the First" trilogy of history plays.

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  17. U2 played too long? Bay Areaa s proud curfew-busting historyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Members of the band U2 in concert during their world tour of the Joshua Tree at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Santa Clara's Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta didn't mince words when he lamented about this week's curfew-busting concert by U2 at Levi's Stadium: Sad that the world-famous band, event organizers and San Francisco 49ers which operate the stadium did nothing to stop the music at the 10 p.m. cutoff.

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  18. Pompette takes Berkeley's Cafe Rouge into new directionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The focal point of the new Pompette remains the long zinc bar that was custom-made for Cafe Rouge more than 20 years ago. At the end of 2016, Marsha McBride closed her landmark Berkeley bistro and charcuterie, Cafe Rouge.

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  19. Top-ranked softball team falls in league championship gameRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Foothill's Hailey Hayes, in a game last week against Amador Valley, stretches to catch a ball hit by Danielle Williams. One week after getting shutout without a hit against Amador Valley, Football managed three hits in a rematch against the Bay Area News Group's top-ranked softball team Thursday.

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  20. Making fibers and dyes from plants in your gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    DEAR GARDEN COACH: I am a teacher who is putting in a native garden in Pinole. I want to focus on plants that were historically used as dye and fiber.

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