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  1. Review: Britten's powerful 'Curlew River' in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Saratoga News

    Playing the Madwoman in Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River," British tenor Ian Bostridge embodies sadness and dread. His cloak is black.

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  2. Review: Britten's powerful 'Curlew River' in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    Playing the Madwoman in Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River," British tenor Ian Bostridge embodies sadness and dread. His cloak is black.

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  3. Pets and Wildlife Calendar: Nov. 15 and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Veteran Pet Adoption Week: Through Nov. 15, any veteran can adopt a dog or cat or small animal from the shelter for reduced fees. All shelter pets are eligible.

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  4. New murder charges allege Berkeley suspect attempted to rape elderly stabbing victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Murder charges filed Friday against an 18-year-old Berkeley man accused of stabbing a 72-year-old Emeryville woman during an attempted carjacking allege that the teen tried to rape the victim. Nancy Jo McClellan died Oct. 8, less than three weeks after Kamau Berlin allegedly stabbed her twice in the neck while trying to steal her 2000 Honda Civic at Russell and Otis streets in Berkeley.

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  5. 17-year-old Oakland boy gets seven-year sentence for setting teen's skirt on fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    A 17-year-old Oakland boy was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison for setting fire to an agender youth on an AC Transit bus last year in what's described as an immature prank gone tragically wrong. There's a chance that Richard Thomas won't ever be transferred into an adult prison for causing severe burns to 18-year-old Oakland resident Luke "Sasha" Fleischman.

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  6. East Bay's Park It: Sunol hosting Hootenanny Folk FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Fremont Bulletin

    Sunol Regional Wilderness in southern Alameda County will celebrate its pioneer and ranching heritage with a family-friendly Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature square dancing for everybody with live old-timey music by the Jimmy Chickenpants musicians, a performance by the Diablo Mountain Cloggers, pony rides, a petting zoo, old fashioned games, crafts, and tales of the old days by Geary family descendants.

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  7. Benjamin Britten's haunting 'Curlew River' comes to BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Fremont Bulletin

    Throughout his career, Ian Bostridge has often been praised for the pure, otherworldly sound of his voice -- which may make him the ideal choice to sing the role of the Madwoman in Benjamin Britten's haunting, ethereal "Curlew River." Bostridge, who comes to Cal Performances this week in Netia Jones' acclaimed production of Britten's 1964 stage work, says the role is an excellent fit.

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  8. Review: Creative flair at Berkeley's TownieRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    There is no dangling laundry inside Berkeley's popular new Townie restaurant and bar. No nightgowns hanging from the ceiling.

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  9. Man who died at Berkeley frat house identified as Antioch residentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    It may be weeks before the exact cause of death is known for an Antioch man found at a fraternity house near UC Berkeley over the weekend, authorities said Monday. An autopsy on 20-year-old Vaibhev Loomba was performed Monday and toxicology tests were ordered.

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  10. Cal fraternity deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    It may be weeks before the exact cause of death is known for an Antioch man found at a fraternity house near UC Berkeley over the weekend, authorities said Monday. An autopsy on 20-year-old Vaibhev Loomba was performed Monday and toxicology tests were ordered.

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  11. Man found dead at UC Berkeley fraternity houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    The young man, who has not been identified, was found by officers just after noon inside the Zeta Psi fraternity house at 2728 Bancroft Way. According to Berkeley police Lt.

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  12. NCS girls volleyball: EBAL takes top three seeds in Division IRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    East Bay Athletic League teams earned the top three seeds for the North Coast Section Division I volleyball playoffs from Sunday's seeding meeting, topped by No. 1 Monte Vista .

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  13. Alameda County prepares to spend billions from increased sales taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Alameda County next year will begin spending a major new infusion of money -- $7.8 billion over 30 years -- to fix potholes, boost public transit, improve freeways and fight congestion after voters did what no other Northern California county has done before: Doubled the sales tax for transportation to a full 1 percent and extended it to 2045. Alameda County Measure BB was widely watched as a test of taxpayers' willingness to open their wallets to fight traffic congestion.

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  14. Homeroom: Math contest in Fremont, Berkeley high seeks a principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Fremont Bulletin

    Fremont middle school students participating in a local mathematics contest can advance to regional and national levels if they succeed. The AMC 8 Math Contest is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont.

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  15. Ruben Navarrette: At Berkeley, speech takes a hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    The controversy involving comedian Bill Maher speaking at the University of California, Berkeley, and the shameful way the school's administration handled it revealed an ugly double standard about free speech on university campuses. And the uproar taught all of us a semester's worth of valuable lessons.

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  16. Success of Berkeley soda tax builds hope for national movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Soda-tax advocates were plotting future strategy Wednesday while opponents exercised damage control the day after the resounding passage of the nation's first municipal tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The 1 cent-per-ounce tax on the distribution of most sweetened beverages needed only a simple majority to pass, and it won by a 3-1 margin.

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  17. Monte Vista girls set sights on NorCal golf championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    Monte Vista High golfers Angela Zhang and Hailey White are excited that the Mustangs advanced to the NCGA/CIF Northern California championships for the first time in their high school careers. The Mustangs punched their NorCal ticket by winning the team title at Monday's North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions at Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley.

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  18. Reviews in Brief: 'The Way He Looks'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    Daniel Ribeiro's sweet-natured romance about two teen boys sorting out their feelings for each other took full possession of many hearts while on the festival circuit this year. Designated as Brazil's official entry in 2015's foreign-language Oscar race, this gem has already harvested a crop of well-deserved honors, including the audience award at this year's Frameline, San Francisco's LGBT film festival.

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  19. Assembly District 15: Tony Thurmond credits upset victory to daily precinct walksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Democrat Tony Thurmond of Richmond rolled to an upset victory for the state Assembly District 15 seat over Democrat Elizabeth Nichols of Oakland who beat Thurmond in the crowded June primary. The win is significant not only because of the reversal in votes from just five months ago but also because it is the first time in decades a candidate won the seat who was not endorsed by Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and his wife Loni Hancock.

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  20. Books by the Bay: Elizabeth Rosner's 'Electric City' resurrects a town that Edison helped buildRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Fiction covers a wide terrain in these new and recent releases by Bay Area authors. Elizabeth Rosner's "Electric City," which takes readers to an American center of innovation, leads the list.

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