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  1. Berkeley: Judge tones down soda tax ballot languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    An Alameda County Superior Court judge has struck the words "high-calorie, sugary drinks" from the wording of a Nov. 4 Berkeley ballot initiative that would tax the distribution of sweetened beverages, finding the term to be "partial and misleading."

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  2. Oakland: Judge orders changes to wording of Berkeley downtown initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Tuesday reworded part of a Nov. 4 Berkeley downtown zoning ballot initiative, after finding a reference to reduced height limits to be "not accurate," and the use of "significant" to describe new requirements for certain new buildings to be "not neutral."

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  3. Political Blotter: Republican secretary of state candidate Pete Peterson says 'R' is for resumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .

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  4. Berkeley measure that would tax the distribution of sodas and other...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A November ballot measure in Berkeley that would tax the distribution of sodas and other sweetened drinks appeared headed for watered-down language after a hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland on Friday.

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  5. Guest Commentary: Volunteers that can make a significant difference in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    It's back-to-school time. Amid the frenzy of shopping for school supplies and organizing carpools, it is worth pausing to ask: To what kinds of schools will our children return? Some will go back to schools thriving with parental involvement, cutting-edge technology and community financial support.

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  6. Citywise: Oakland map shows seismically prone buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The nonprofit civic organization Open Oakland this week launched a website that maps many of the seismically unsound "soft-story" apartment buildings across town.

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  7. Berkeley commission backs downtown civic center districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Condos at the downtown post office? Burgers at the Veteran's Building Mall? A five star hotel at Old City Hall? Not likely if the City Council agrees with Wednesday night's unanimous Planning Commission recommendation to adopt a law that would preserve nine historic sites in civic center and guarantee that they serve the public.

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  8. Berkeley: Attack early Friday leaves one person in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    One person was clinging to life and another person was behind bars Friday after a brutal early morning attack inside a Berkeley home.

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  9. Berkeley police log: Incidents for Aug. 15-21Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Items worth less than $950 were stolen from the 1400 block of Addison Street, the 2300 block of College Avenue, the 2800 block of Derby Street and the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue.

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  10. Campus sexual assault: 'Yes means yes' bill clears California LegislatureRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Yes-means-yes should replace no-means-no as the standard for sexual consent -- or the lack of it -- on California's public and private college campuses, the Legislature decided Thursday.

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  11. Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer, giving renewed hopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A new legal opinion suggests that Doctors Medical Center could be licensed to become a satellite emergency department under the county's jurisdiction, offering a possible avenue to preserve services at the foundering hospital that is at risk of closure.

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  12. Alamo killer out on bail wins permission to travelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Moments after Michael Littman was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and two other felonies in the death of a neighbor with whom he feuded over a shared driveway, he was allowed to go free on bail, with conditions, by a Contra Costa judge.

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  13. Senate passes 'gun violence restraining order' billRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

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  14. Berkeley community briefs: Car club holding benefit for pediatric...Read the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The West Side De Berkeley Car Club is set to host a picnic at the Berkeley Marina Sept.

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  15. Berkeley, A Look Back: As school opens, war clouds darken in 1939Read the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    On Aug. 28 1939, 75 years ago, just over 11,000 Berkeley children "returned to classrooms" in the public schools for the fall term.

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  16. Berkeley Voice letters: Food Bank plays vital role; Chevron refinery...Read the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Berkeley prepares bag lunches every Monday morning for the trabajores who wait for work in the shape-up areas outside of Truitt & White and other local lumber companies.

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  17. El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by exampleRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms.

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  18. Berkeley/Albany: September means time to stroll SolanoRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The East Bay's largest free street festival will again take over the one-mile stretch of Solano Avenue between San Pablo Avenue and the Alameda in Albany and Berkeley from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 comment

  19. Company ranks Milpitas as one of the most solar friendly citiesRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A Bay Area solar company has given City of Milpitas the grade of "A" for the ease of gaining required city permits to install solar panels in their homes or businesses.

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  20. 1930s Berkeley cabin transformed into 'green' showplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Back in 1930, artist Ray Boynton built a small redwood-clad cabin in the Berkeley hills, situating it with a northern exposure to receive indirect daylight -- perhaps perfect for an artist's studio but a snub to the property's eye-boggling views of the bay, San Francisco, the Golden Gate and beyond.

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