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  1. Berkeley High hires new principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Berkeley High School has a new principal in veteran mathematics teacher and administrator Erin Schweng, following the formal resignation Thursday of former principal Sam Pasarow. Schweng had been acting principal at the high school since December, after joining the high school's administrative team in 2014 as vice principal, moving up to executive vice principal in June 2016.

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  2. Berkeley: Police investigating string of cafe robberies targeting laptop usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Police are investigating a series of crimes that appear to have targeted people working on their laptops at cafes over the weekend. Four robberies and one grand theft were reported between Friday and Monday at various cafes, Berkeley police said.

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  3. Berkeley: East Bay author helps numbers come aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Author David M. Schwartz, of Oakland, holds a bag of 10,000 popped popcorn kernels as he explains exponential numbers to students at the Walden Center and School in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2017. Schwartz has written over 50 math and science childrenA a a s books, many of them staples in elementary school classrooms and libraries.

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  4. East Bay Park It: Some wildflowers starting to bloom earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Tiny manzanita blossoms in pink and white always show up during wintertime. Good places to see them include the Ridge and Chaparral Loop trails at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, and Huckleberry Regional Preserve on Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills.

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  5. Expand your consciousness at Berkeleys "Hippie Modernism" exhibit of '60s/'70s counterculture.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Alison Bernet, of Berkeley, sits in an UP-5 Chair with an UP-6 Ottoman at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The new exhibit, "Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia," helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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  6. Berkeley, A Look Back: Program will examine Telegraph Avenue history and futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Come to the Hillside Club next week, Feb. 16, for an illustrated talk by local "Quirky Berkeley" expert, Tom Dalzell. He'll be speaking about the history and character of Berkeley's most interesting street, Telegraph Avenue, particularly the "lost block" that ran from Sather Gate south to Bancroft Way before the creation of Sproul Plaza.

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  7. Oakland happeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Starting today, the Oakland Public Library will hold prize drawings during February to encourage residents to read its annual report. Those taking part can find the 2015-16 annual report at and then take a short online quiz on the same webpage.

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  8. Wish You Were Here: Jordan, Ireland, Washington, D.C. and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Richmond resident Millie Frederick, left, and her friend Rita McLean, of Oakland, enjoyed the sights of Washington D.C. on a fall trip that included a stop at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Our globetrotting readers have been traveling around the world, visiting Jordan, Ireland, Washington D.C. and more.

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  9. UC Berkeley riot tests free speech, incites funding threat from TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Violent protests at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night not only forced the birthplace of the nation's Free Speech Movement to cancel a talk by far-right provocateur and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. The demonstrations also drew fire from President Trump, who hours later threatened in a tweet to cut off all federal funding to the prestigious university.

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  10. City Hall gets rolling on new food truck rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Years in the making, proposed regulations could vastly change the landscape in Oakland for food trucks and pushcart kitchens that have become a growing element of urban living nationwide. Under those rules, food trucks and pushcarts could potentially operate in all seven City Council districts .

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  11. Cal commit loses mom to diabetes on signing dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Cal football helmets are photographed on the field before the spring scrimmage at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The offensive lineman lost his mother, Vaelua Poutasi, who died following a fight with diabetes, not long after the Cal signee inked his national letter of intent.

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  12. Berkeley briefs: Adeline Corridor exhibit; Lunar New Year festivities; shellmound mural paintingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    The city is holding Re-Imagine Adeline, a new exhibit for the Adeline Corridor planning process, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St. The exhibit, based on community input, is intended to help visualize potential changes to the Adeline Street Corridor and encourage community feedback as the project moves into the next phase of the planning process. Fourth Street will welcome the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly afternoon of award-winning lion dancers, martial arts, treat giveaway, a store blessing parade and more from noon to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4. For details on the free Year of the Rooster celebration call 510-644-3002 or visit www.fourthstreet.com.

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  13. Sexual harassment at UC Berkeley: Panel recommends big changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    A students holds a sign during 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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  14. Peoplea s Park on list of potential UC Berkeley housing sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    The roughly 3-acre, university-owned park, east of Telegraph Avenue and bounded by Haste Street, Bowditch Street and Dwight Way, is among nine possible future housing sites listed in a report of the university's Housing Master Plan Task Force intended, for now, only as a "draft for discussion and input." BERKELEY - Almost half a century after riots that were sparked in part by development plans, UC Berkeley is looking to People's Park as one possible site for much-needed student housing.

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  15. State adopts emergency construction rules in wake of 2015 Berkeley balcony collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    More than 800 properties in Berkeley with balconies or other exterior elevated elements were found to need repairs, according to information provided to the state by the city. The facade of the Library Gardens apartment building on Kittredge Street in Berkeley, Calif.

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  16. Berkeley, A Look Back: Federal restrictions target enemy aliens in 1942Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Government restrictions and wartime suspicions began to close in on locals who happened to be from countries with which the United States was at war 75 years ago. "Enemy aliens resident in Berkeley will be subject to curfew and restricted travel after Feb. 23 under an order issued in Washington today by Attorney-General Francis Biddle," the Berkeley Daily Gazette reported Feb. 4, 1942.

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  17. Berkeley library gala will feature Pulitzer-winning authorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    If reading, writing and archival records form the backbone of civilization, then public libraries are the central nervous system of society. Sending signals on physical and digital books to reach branches and far-flung communities beyond the core "body" of knowledge, a library system broadcasts energy and information and inspires the materials with which to replenish and restock its resources.

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  18. Report: Oakland's I-980 on national 'top ten' list for teardownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    Constructed as a highway to a bridge that was never built, Interstate 980 in Oakland was identified in a report released Monday by a national urban planning nonprofit as one of the top ten candidates across the country to be torn down. The call comes at a time when the city of Oakland is in the process of drafting a development plan for downtown Oakland, which discussed the conversion of I-980 into a boulevard.

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  19. Oakland hires coordinator to pull together efforts to help male students of color.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    In an effort to continue work on former President Barack Obama's My Brother's Keeper program, Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired Ricardo Huerta NiA o as the city's first director of collective impact. My Brother's Keeper "is President Obama's legacy project," Huerta NiA o said on the last full day of the 44th president's tenure.

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  20. Peaceful in pink: Hundreds join Women's March in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Maybe it wasn't hundreds of thousands of people, but the area in front of Ocean View Elementary School was filled with protesters young and old on the morning of Jan. 21 as Albany held its own Women's March. Several hundred women, girls and their supporters gathered in front of the school, then marched up Buchanan Street.

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