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  1. Community column: Dr. John to headline benefit concert Saturday in KensingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John will headline a concert at 3 p.m. June 6 in Kensington to help send underprivileged children to the famed nonprofit Camp Winnarainbow summer performing arts program. Dr. John was born and raised on the music of New Orleans and has carried on its great traditions as a keyboardist.

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  2. Berkeley burger mainstay Oscar's set to be replaced by organic chain SweetgreenRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    In another sign of a changing Berkeley, Oscar's, a 65-year-old neighborhood burger joint at Shattuck and Hearst avenues, is set to morph into an organic locavore-type restaurant serving fare like hummus tahina salad with kale, romaine, cucumbers, pita chips, feta, hummus, falafel and cucumber tahini yogurt. Or a Mexican corn elote bowl made with quinoa, farro, arugula, roasted corn and peppers, purslane, goat cheese, spicy sunflower seeds and a lime cilantro jalapeo vinaigrette and a salad with Humboldt Fog cheese and local strawberries.

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  3. Berkeley: Panel discussion set on nutrition programs in Berkeley schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | Inside Bay Area

    MomsRising and the Ecology Center on Thursday will co-host a discussion on Berkeley Unified School District nutrition programs for parents and other interested parties. The meeting at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., will feature a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque.

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  4. Mentally ill Alameda man sentenced in death of Berkeley man in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | Inside Bay Area

    A man with paranoid schizophrenia who was arrested and put in mental hospitals nine times before he fatally beat a Berkeley homeowner in his own driveway was sentenced Friday to 33 years to life in a state mental hospital at a hearing where the victim's family demanded a systemic change in how the government treats the mental ill and violent. Daniel DeWitt, 26, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the Feb. 18, 2012, slaying of 67-year-old Peter Cukor and was subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity based on reports from doctors who evaluated him after he bludgeoned Cukor to death with a flower pot while trespassing on Cukor's Berkeley hills property.

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  5. Orinda: Longtime Geppetto's Cafe changes hands, founder to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Inside Bay Area

    That includes Sue Fitzsimons, who launched the now 32-year-old venture with her former business partner, Donna Fassio, in 1984. On May 30, she will retire.

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  6. Berkeley: 8-year-old author will lead workshop at Bay Area Book FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    For some writers, getting published is a goal that can take decades to fulfill. But not so for Michelle Longega Wilson who, at just age 8, already has two books under her belt.

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  7. Alameda: St. Joseph Notre Dame High School names interim principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    A veteran school administrator has been named interim principal of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School for the upcoming school year. Milt Werner, who will be taking over the duties of Principal Simon Chiu, is a former superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District, and has previously served as principal of San Leandro High School, Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Union City's James Logan High School and Washington High School in Fremont.

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  8. Snapp Shots: Oakland/Berkeley street party returns SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    In 1974, Hernando Duran Dussan, the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, came up with a new idea. On selected days he closed certain main streets to automobile traffic and turned them over to pedestrians, bicyclists and people who just like to hang out with their neighbors.

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  9. Around The Horn: O'Dowd nabs No. 1 softball seedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    The Bishop O'Dowd High School softball team earned the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Section Division III playoffs at the NCS at-large and seeding meeting on May 24. It had a first-round bye and will host the winner of the first-round game between No.

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  10. Berkeley: South Berkeley community agencies face funding cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    Some service providers say the budget ax would fall unfairly on agencies that serve mostly minorities, particularly in South Berkeley, in a proposed cycle of community agency funding for the next two fiscal years. Among agencies that would take a hit are the Berkeley Drop-in Center, at 3234 Adeline St., and nearby Youth Spirit Artworks, at 1740 Alcatraz Ave. The Drop-in Center provides advocacy and referrals to housing and services for homeless people, as well as drop-in time for mail and messages, food vouchers, free clothes and a place to socialize.

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  11. Albany/El Cerrito/Kensington briefs: Firefighters holding MDA...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    A 17-year-old male was robbed by three men who fled with his backpack at 9:30 p.m. May 21 near 540 Red Oak at University Village in Albany, University of California police said. UC, Albany and Berkeley police searched unsuccessfully for the trio, who fled south on Fifth Street in a blue car that resembled a Ford Focus.

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  12. Berkeley, A Look Back: Famed planner assesses Berkeley and Oakland in 1915Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    Berkeley was contemplating its first city plan 100 years ago. German planner Werner Hegemann had been hired by Oakland and Berkeley community organizations in 1913 to study local issues.

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  13. Berkeley briefs:Book Festival table space available to authors; Fire...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    The second-annual Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala on June 4 will honor 20 young people who have persevered despite major hardships such as homelessness, domestic violence or criminal justice issues. The gala from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, is sponsored by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency of Berkeley and co-sponsored by Berkeley Youth Alternatives, Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy.

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  14. Wrong-way driver arrested after pursuit from Concord to BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    A 32-year-old who called 911 to demand a police helicopter stop following him during a pursuit from Concord to Berkeley has been arrested, authorities said. Jerome Wingert was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of evading arrest in a reckless manner, auto theft, driving the wrong way on a freeway and violating parole, the Highway Patrol said.

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  15. Berkeley lab unveils solar energy centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Inside Bay Area

    In a christening hailed as a key moment in the effort to harness the sun's energy to create fuel, Lawrence Berkeley Lab officials on Tuesday unveiled a $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. Named after former Energy Department Secretary and Lab Director Steven Chu, the 40,000-square-foot Chu Hall will be a place of world-changing research in producing cheaper, more efficient renewable energy to replace fossil fuels, said Chu, who was honored for inspiring the mission.

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  16. Berkeley council postpones vote on tall buildings proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    A contentious public discussion of "significant community benefits" and how to monetize the enhancements developers must deliver in exchange for putting up tall buildings lasted well into Tuesday night at the City Council, leading to postponement of a vote to a special meeting on June 16. The city's 2012 Downtown Area Plan allows five new buildings taller than 75 feet, including three up to 180 feet. Mayor Tom Bates and Councilman Laurie Capitelli want to impose a fee of $100 per square foot for the residential portion of a building between 76 and 120 feet, and $150 per square foot for the residential portion above 120 feet.

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  17. Berkeley lab's goal: fuel from sunlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Inside Bay Area

    In a christening hailed as a key moment in the effort to harness the sun's energy to create fuel, Lawrence Berkeley Lab officials on Tuesday unveiled a $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. Named after former Energy Department Secretary and Lab Director Steven Chu, the 40,000-square-foot Chu Hall will be a place of world-changing research in producing cheaper, more efficient renewable energy to replace fossil fuels, said Chu, who was honored for inspiring the mission.

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  18. Berkeley lab unveils new solar energy center aimed at producing fuel from sunlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Inside Bay Area

    In a christening hailed as a key moment in the effort to harness the sun's energy to create fuel, Lawrence Berkeley Lab officials on Tuesday unveiled a $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. Named after former Energy Department Secretary and Lab Director Steven Chu, the 40,000-square-foot Chu Hall will be a place of world-changing research in producing cheaper, more efficient renewable energy to replace fossil fuels, said Chu, who was honored for inspiring the mission.

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  19. Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Inside Bay Area

    A struggle ensued, and the burglar slashed at her with his knife, leaving an 8-inch gash down the side of her face. Once a booming city popular for its Delta vistas and affordable homes, Antioch is beset these days by a level of crime, ranging from daylight shootings to storefront drug deals, that has created a pervasive undercurrent of unease and changed the way many residents go about their daily lives.

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  20. El Cerrito: Curtain coming down on Silver Screen video rental storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Inside Bay Area

    Silver Screen Video Center outlasted Blockbuster and put up a good fight against Netflix and video streaming off the Internet. But the changing world of the movie rental market has finally caught up to the store within the El Cerrito Plaza Shopping Center.

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