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  1. Womena s History Month: Meet artist and activist Edythe BooneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Edythe Boone, artist and activist, is photographed in her hometown of Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Why you want to know her : Edythe Boone has always known that art and community activism can go hand-in-hand, and, as she put it, "bring power to the people."

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  2. Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rallyRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A supporter of President Donald Trump, center, clashes with an anti-Trump protester, bottom center, in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Violence erupted when a march of about 2,000 Trump supporters at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying pepper spray, said Capt.

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  3. Report: UC Berkeley leader got fitness freebiesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    The outgoing leader of the UC Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found. A report released Friday was heavily blacked out, but the readable portions said Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks didn't pay for $5,000 worth of a gym membership and 48 personal training sessions.

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  4. Can 49ers QB hunt lead to Cal's Davis Webb?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | San Jose Mercury News

    California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb throws a pass against the Washington Huskies during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Davis Webb is on the threshold of following his Cal predecessor, Jared Goff, into the NFL, so the follow-up question is whether Webb appeals to new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan the way Goff drew the Rams' No.

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  5. Berkeley: Renowned philosopher John Searle accused of sexual assault and harassment at UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Renowned philosopher and UC Berkeley professor emeritus John Searle regularly sexually harasses his students and employees, and the university just as routinely covers it up, according to a lawsuit filed by a former research assistant who claims she was fired after she rebuffed and reported Searle's unwanted sexual advances. Joanna Ong, 24, alleges that a 50-percent pay cut was among the hostile actions taken against her at the Berkeley campus after she reported being groped and harassed by the 84-year-old Searle.

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  6. March 24 Letters: Don't pin blame for Turner sentence on probation officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    I worked for the Santa Clara Probation Department for 31 years. I wrote hundreds of court reports and read and signed off on hundreds more as a supervisor.

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  7. Trump bump: Entrepreneurs create new apps and features tied to the presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | The Campbell Reporter

    Rohan Pai, left, a junior, and Ash Bhat, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, pose for a photo in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, March 13, 2017. Bhat and Pai have created the Presidential Actions app that helps users keep up with presidential executive orders, memorandums, proclamations and any official actions taken by the president.

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  8. Judge: Debris from Ghostship fire must be preservedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | The Campbell Reporter

    A superior court judge on Tuesday said all debris from December's fatal Ghost Ship fire, dumped in both an open field and an airport hanger, must be preserved as potential evidence in wrongful death lawsuits. "It is not a clear cut situation" whether the charred material, much of it belongings of artists who lived in the unpermitted warehouse cooperative, will be needed for evidence, said Judge Brad Seligman as more than a dozen lawyers stood shoulder to shoulder before him.

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  9. Berkeley: Three arrested after tip leads to narcotics, assault pistolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | San Jose Mercury News

    Three people were arrested and large amounts of narcotics and an assault pistol were seized by police Sunday after officers responded to a tip about a possible car burglary, authorities said Monday. The three were identified by police as Meredith Rains, 32, and Steven Manning, 35, of Oakland and Rakim Washington, 46, of Berkeley.

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  10. Oakland: Arrest, vehicles seized after Bay Bridge swarm, freeway chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    A San Leandro woman is in county jail after California Highway Patrol officers arrested her and seized several off-road vehicles and motorcycles late Sunday, authorities said. Just after 6 p.m., CHP officers learned the agency's spotter plane was tracking a group of more than 30 all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and motorcycles in eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 over the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.

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  11. Winter storms create banner year for hazards in S.F. BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    The crew on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' John A.B. Dillard debris salvage boat works to pick up debris at the Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday, March 11, 2017. The Dillard, with a crew of five, has seen large increases in the amount of debris, everything from large trees, branches, and broken docks to whole refrigerators and occasionally cars, that have washed into the bay after heavy storms.

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  12. Meet Yoshie Akiba, the woman behind iconic jazz club Yoshia sRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 18 | The Campbell Reporter

    Yoshie Akiba prepares to start her chanting in a special room at her Oakland, Calif., home on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Akiba is the founder of the jazz club Yoshi's and is an influential person throughout the Bay Area.

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  13. Are Raiders talking to Marshawn Lynch about return to NFL?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 | The Campbell Reporter

    California's Asha Thomas gets a hug from former NFL player Marshawn Lynch before their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Haas Pavilion at California in Berkeley, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

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  14. Meet acclaimed pianist Sarah CahillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 | The Campbell Reporter

    Why you want to know her: Sarah Cahill is an acclaimed pianist, host of the popular Sunday night radio show "Revolutions Per Minute," on KALW 91.7FM, and the world's most "intrepid illuminator" of new music, says the New York Times. Cahill has dedicated herself to performing and commissioning works by under-appreciated composers - living, recently departed, women and Bay Area-based - who push the boundaries of aesthetics and sound.

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  15. Bay Area events: This a Twelfth Nighta rocks out in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    A rowdy take on a Shakespeare comedy, an epic and historic choral performance and saxophone great Harvey Wainapel's Brazilian side are among our list of cool things to do in the Bay Area. 1 "Twelfth Night": The theater world these days is full of classic plays and musicals being reinvented by scrappy troupes substituting wit, creativity and energy for big casts and production values.

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  16. Berkeley homeless activist sues city over seized propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | The Campbell Reporter

    Homeless rights activist and former mayoral candidate Guy "Mike" Lee has sued the city in Alameda County Superior Court, alleging officials seized and disposed of personal property, including a laptop computer, during police sweeps of tent camps last year. In a timeline, Lee documents about a dozen evictions of tent camps by police along the Adeline Street corridor and downtown between early October and January.

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  17. Cal opens spring practice: Positions in the spotlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning releases the ball before being tackled by California Golden Bears' Cameron Saffle during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. The play was ruled a safety but overturn after replay.

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  18. Cal opens spring practice: Facts and figuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    Cal's new football head coach Justin Wilcox answers questions at a press conference at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The Bears get started today , will practice periodically over the next five-and-a-half weeks, and conclude in late April.

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  19. First woman named as UC Berkeley chancellorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 13 | San Jose Mercury News

    Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley's interim executive vice chancellor and provost and former president of Smith College, has been tapped as the university's next chancellor, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday. The appointment would make her the first woman to serve in the role.

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  20. Obamacare repeal townhall in Berkeley on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    Alameda County politicians will host a town hall meeting Sunday to share how the proposed healthcare system changes will impact residents. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, and state Assemblymen Rob Bonta and Tony Thurmond, along with Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will speak about the changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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