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  1. Curtain Calls: Town Hall's 'Angels' opens this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Berkeley Rep opened "X's and O's ." Written by KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein , it is more a theatrical documentary than a play.

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  2. Berkeley: Man found dead on walking path identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A man found dead on a walking path in North Berkeley on Sunday has been identified as 70-year-old Gary Skupa, the Alameda County Coroner's Office said. Skupa, of Berkeley, was found lying on the West Street Pathway at Delaware Street, near the North Berkeley BART Station, at around 4:30 p.m., Berkeley police said.

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  3. Brunch trio: Berkeley's Zut, Walnut Creek's Heavenly and Fremont's Bean SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Our mothers always told us that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. We say brunch is the best one of the whole week.

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  4. Berkeley: New documentary examines figures behind rise of modern women's movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A typical 1960s want ad in what used to be men's and women's segregated job columns leaps out like a virtual slap in the face in director Mary Dore's absorbing documentary, "She's Beautiful When She's Angry." It announces "Wanted: World's Best Looking Exec Secy to assist World's Most Charming Boss!" Resurrecting a period from 1966 to 1971, when a growing movement in the United States forever altered the course of women's lives, the 92-minute film opens Feb. 6 for one week only at the Landmark Shattuck Cinema, 2230 Shattuck Ave., and select theaters in the Bay Area.

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  5. Two men wounded in North Oakland shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    The other man was shot in the leg. He was able to make it to a liquor store in nearby Berkeley, where an ambulance was summoned to take him to a hospital, police said.

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  6. Bay Area traffic woes may be gruesome, but they're the most predictable in the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Cupertino Courier

    San Francisco leads all cities with 32.6 percent of residents commuting by transit. Other cities in which the share of residents commuting via transit tops 20 percent include Albany, Colma, El Cerrito, Berkeley and Daly City.

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  7. Cheryl North: Cypress Quartet digs into some 'robust, earthy' BeethovenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Cypress String Quartet, formed in San Francisco in 1996, is well on its way to becoming one of the world's premiere string quartets. Its four members, violinists Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violist Ethan Filner and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel, are known not only as consummate performing musicians locally, but have earned praise for their recordings and their performances on national and international stages.

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  8. Horoscope: February 02, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor D.C. Douglas was born in Berkeley, Calif., on this day in 1966. This birthday guy is a prolific voice actor in video games, most notably Albert Wesker in the "Resident Evil" franchise and Legion in the "Mass Effect" franchise.

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  9. Berkeley: Police seek suspect who robbed 83-year-old manRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Police want the public's help in tracking down a suspect who robbed an 83-year-old man leaving an Apple store on Fourth Street in December. The suspect followed the 83-year-old man as he left the store with a family member after buying a new iPhone at 1:08 p.m. on Dec. 26, police said.

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  10. Bursting at the seams, Berkeley juggling elementary students, classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    The school district will use every square foot of space available at its elementary schools next year for an expected surge of about 250 students and could add portable classrooms if the trend continues. The school board earlier this month put off a longer-term solution of creating a new elementary school and will revisit the issue in the spring.

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  11. San Jose: Sculpture kiosk puts images in another dimesnsionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Almaden Resident

    Twindom, a new kiosk store at Valley Fair, allows customers to take a photo in the company's 91-camera booth and then have it constructed into one of 3D sizes, 3", 5" or 7-inches at their Emeryville location and shipped to the customers door in 2-3 weeks. All the different sizes are seen here; the 3D sculptures are printed out of sandstone and pets are welcome.

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  12. Berkeley discount retailer takes sodas off shelf, in apparent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Sodas are no longer sold at Dollar Tree stores here these days, an early casualty of Measure D, the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the distribution of sugary beverages approved by voters in November. The beverage offering at the Dollar Tree store on San Pablo Avenue at Gilman Street this week consisted largely of water and a few fruit juices.

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  13. Berkeley: Shannon Williams, longtime advocate for sex workers, dies at 48Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A former Berkeley High School teacher whose arrest on prostitution charges more than a decade ago gained national attention and who later became an advocate for legal sex work died unexpectedly last week, according to her family. Shannon Marie Williams died peacefully at Highland Hospital on Jan. 20 after suffering complications from a recently discovered brain tumor, her husband Christopher Thor White said.

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  14. Berkeley: Bicyclist struck by hit-run driver diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A bicyclist struck by a car in a hit-and-run earlier this month died at a hospital on Monday, authorities said. Michael Lake, 64, died at 9:25 p.m. on Monday, according to Sgt.

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  15. Military jet's fast flight over Berkeley startles residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A military jet roared over the East Bay on Tuesday afternoon, shaking a cat off his perch, turning faces pale in one office, and waking at least one baby, residents who took complaints to Twitter reported. Federal and local aviation officials said the F-18 was on a routine trip to the Bay Area from Naval Air Station Lemoore, located southwest of Fresno.

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  16. Kale, courts and confusion reign around sale of Berkeley post officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    "We have no other comment as it is under litigation," USPS spokesman Augustine Ruiz wrote via an email to this newspaper in response to an inquiry about why the Berkeley landmark is no longer listed among the post offices for sale on the commercial real estate website. The litigation referred to consists of two lawsuits filed in November, one by the city and the other by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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  17. Berkeley: Documentary looks at forgotten aspect of internment campsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps" is a 57-minute documentary that will tell that incongruous story in a screening at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, 2966 College Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Director Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong, an Oakland-based koto performer and teacher, says she first learned about the camps in Topaz, Utah, and Tule Lake, in Northern California's Modoc County, when she was a teen attending Oakland High. Her mother, aunt and grandparents were among more than 120,000 Japanese Americans rounded up by order of President Franklin Roosevelt following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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  18. UC student health center doctors to strike TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Doctors at all 10 University of California student health centers, including the Tang Center at UC Berkeley, are holding a one-day strike Tuesday amid a labor dispute with the university. This will be the first time in decades that fully licensed doctors have gone on strike against a U.S. employer, according to the union representing the roughly 150 doctors, the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.

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  19. Mercury News editorial: Black lives do matter, but so does transportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    The anger and frustration fueling the Black Lives Matter movement are understandable. Troubling events have given rise to them, and Americans have a constitutionally protected right to demonstrate.

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  20. Miramonte-Berkeley girls basketball game ends in controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A game between two of the East Bay's top girls basketball teams ended abruptly Saturday when Berkeley High coach Cheryl Draper pulled her players off the court with 1:20 still left to play against Miramonte. Afterward, Draper said it was because of racial slurs directed at her team she heard coming from the stands.

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