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  1. Berkeley: UC Theatre raises curtain on career pathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Inside Bay Area

    Members of the Youth Advisory Board gather in the newly renovated UC Theatre turned music venue, the Taube Family Music Hall, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. After a successful pilot program last year, the music hall is kicking off their education program, Concert Career Pathways, starting August 1st.

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  2. Berkeley jazz standouts showcasing skills in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Like oracles of hope, four young men still in their teen years are headed to Japan. Although none of them speak Japanese or have extensive backgrounds in Asia, they predict they'll have no trouble communicating their harmonious messages.

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  3. Ex-UC staffer sentenced for stealing $400,000 while working for children's science programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Inside Bay Area

    A former Pinole resident was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay back the nearly $400,000 she embezzled while working for a science education program at UC's Lawrence Hall of Science. DeSondra Michell Ward admitted in a February plea agreement to defrauding and stealing $389,948 from the Berkeley institution, between 2008 to 2014, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

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  4. Celebration to launch new book on San Pablo historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Contra Costa Times

    A free event on July 30 will celebrate the publication of a new book recounting the colorful history of San Pablo an area with a storied past even though it is relatively new to cityhood. Veteran Bay Area journalist and UC Berkeley graduate Daniel Smith has authored "Stepping Stones: the Story of San Pablo, Last Small Town in the Bay" and will give a talk and sign copies at a release party from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historic Blume House Museum, 13831 San Pablo Ave. The event is sponsored by the San Pablo Historical Society, which is publishing the book and worked with Smith on the project, which is illustrated with photographs from the organization's archives.

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  5. El Cerrito: New library bond goes on November ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Inside Bay Area

    After 15 years or more of debate, residents will get a chance to decide on a $30 million bond issue to fund a new library to replace their obsolete 67-year-old facility at 6510 Stockton St. Despite the city not having identified a site, but buoyed by poll results showing 74 percent of voters favoring a bond, the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to place the bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. The bond will require a two-thirds majority to pass and will cost property owners an average of about $31 per $100,000 in assessed valuation annually over the 33-year life, or $155 a year on a home assessed at $500,000, according to the staff report.

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  6. Berkeley: Landlord sues city over demolition feesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Inside Bay Area

    The landlord of an apartment house slated for demolition near the UC Berkeley campus is suing the city in federal court, contending that city-imposed mitigation fees and other conditions are so onerous as to be unconstitutional. The city has filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that the municipal demolition ordinance, and its intent to mitigate the loss of affordable housing, fulfill a public purpose in accordance with the Constitution.

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  7. Treadway: Look to the skies at Berkeley Kite FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Inside Bay Area

    You don't need a smartphone and a trendy app to experience augmented reality. All that's needed is a trip to Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina where colors and surreal motion will cover the sky at the 31st annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 30 and 31. The free event presented by Highline Kites of Berkeley showcases "the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying," with favorites from past years, new additions, competitions and participatory activities.

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  8. Sally Hogarty's Curtain Calls: Playwright attends opening of romantic comedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Contra Costa Times

    While many residents are away from town enjoying vacations, thespians are staying put and providing lots of entertainment for those of us not cavorting elsewhere. Cal Shakes' powerful production of "Fences" continues through July 31, at Orinda's Bruns Amphitheatre, while the Orinda Starlight Village Players open a new romantic comedy, "Aria's," this weekend.

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  9. Nick LeslieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Inside Bay Area

    For the second time in less than two weeks, hundreds gathered at UC Berkeley to console one another in the wake of the unthinkable: a student killed in a terror attack abroad. Nick Leslie -- who was in Nice, France, this summer for an entrepreneurship program -- was celebrating Bastille Day Thursday when a 20-ton truck plowed through the crowd, killing 84 people and injuring hundreds, including three other UC Berkeley students.

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  10. Jahvid Best headed to Rio Olympics for Saint LuciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Inside Bay Area

    Injured player Jahvid Best with teamates warm up before the Big Game at Stanford University in Palo Alto Calif. Saturday Nov. 21, 2009.

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  11. Pac-12 football: Stanford is historic No. 1 pickRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Inside Bay Area

    For the first time in the 56-year history of the Pac-12 preseason football poll, Stanford is No. 1. Buoyed by Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey, the Cardinal was the overwhelming pick to win the conference championship game in a vote of 33 media members.

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  12. Cal defense jolted by loss of possibly two key playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Inside Bay Area

    A Cal defense already light on experience will be without senior Griffin Piatt this season. Coach Sonny Dykes acknowledged Thursday that instead of starting at safety, Griffin will medically retire because of a knee injury.

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  13. Treadway: Look to the skies at Berkeley Kite FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Inside Bay Area

    You don't need a smartphone and a trendy app to experience augmented reality. All that's needed is a trip to Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina where colors and surreal motion will cover the sky at the 31st annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 30 and 31. The free event presented by Highline Kites of Berkeley showcases "the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying," with favorites from past years, new additions, competitions and participatory activities.

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  14. Berkeley votes to increase number of cannabis dispensariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Inside Bay Area

    The number of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed citywide will increase from four to six, the City Council decided last week.

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  15. Guest opinion: Claremont Hotel condominium plan inappropriateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Inside Bay Area

    I am the President of Neighbors Against the Claremont Hotel's Proposed Expansion . As you may know, the new owners propose building 43 condominiums next to the landmark hotel, erecting them atop two floors of underground parking in a seismic hazard zone.

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  16. Richmond voters to decide on rent control in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Inside Bay Area

    The fate of rent control in Richmond will be decided by voters in November following a successful signature-gathering drive by supporters. The small victory comes after nearly two years of battles, during which the City Council passed a rent control and just cause for eviction ordinance only to rescind it when the California Apartment Association launched a petition drive last fall to repeal it.

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  17. Berkeley faith groups call for stop to deportationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Inside Bay Area

    A coalition of faith organizations this week invoked religious and national tradition, as well as Berkeley's history as a City of Refuge, in calling for a stop to deportations and implementation of a more humane immigration policy. "We are doing what Congress has refused to do; what the president seems unable to do; what the Supreme Court has blocked anyone from doing: standing alongside migrants and refugees and protecting them from a broken immigration system that is ravaging lives, separating families, and wholesale deporting people back to unliveable situations," said the Rev.

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  18. UC Berkeley chancellor under investigation for alleged misuse of public fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Inside Bay Area

    University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is under university investigation for the alleged misuse of public funds for travel and the personal use of a campus athletic trainer without payment, the Los Angeles Times has learned. A whistleblower complaint alleged that Dirks had failed to pay for use of the campus Recreational Sports Facility and its professional services, and that he used public funds to pay for travel with a recreational sports employee on non-university business, according to an April 11 letter to Dirks from Rachael Nava, the University of California's chief operating officer.

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  19. Berkeley council criticizes hospital closure plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Inside Bay Area

    The City Council on Tuesday registered its strong concern over plans to close Alta Bates hospital, calling upon owner Sutter Health to keep it running and possibly seismically retrofit it. A Berkeley institution since 1905, Alta Bates has the only remaining emergency room between Richmond and Oakland since Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo closed last year.

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  20. Treadway: YMTC brings musical 'Carousel' for turn on El Cerrito High stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Inside Bay Area

    A full-scale production of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens July 22 on the stage at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave. The production by Berkeley-based Youth Musical Theater Company, once voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, includes a full orchestra performing songs such as "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "If I Loved You." "When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy.

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