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Berkeley Bionics to launch eLEGS (above) A homegrown company launches an advanced exoskeleton which allows wheelchair-bound people to walk.
Retail sales in Berkeley decline by $200 million The recession, combined with the city’s planning decisions, have had a severe impact on the health of local retailers
Pat Cody, co-founder of Cody’s Books, dies An activist who cared about helping people, and the co-founder of one of Berkeley’s most beloved institutions, Pat Cody was 87.
Cal’s newest building met with applause, and protests It may be a lovely building, but the man whose name it bears was the subject of protests on the day it was unveiled.
Berkeley Bites: Berkeley Student Food Cooperative Rather shockingly, the People’s Republic hasn’t had a food cooperative for 22 years — until now.