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Monday’s BART death an apparent suicide [Oakland Tribune]
Berkeley’s Laura Tyson one of the “likely” candidates for Treasury Secretary [WaPo]
Federal crackdown could threaten Berkeley “cannabusinesses” [Daily Cal]
Lawn signs and billboards attempt to lure Berkeley Lab to Alameda, Richmond [CoCo Times]
This morning, down at the Berkeley Marina, 56 East Bay middle schoolers were experiencing a host of “firsts”. Many of them were taking to the water for the first time — donning life-jackets and sailing out into the Bay — not without a certain amount of trepidation in many cases. On shore, another group was being led in team-building exercises, letting go and learning to trust each other.
We know that there are all sorts of Fourth of July celebrations in our city: neighborhood parades, backyard barbeques, the big city festival at the Marina. We’d like you to collaborate with us to capture some of the Independence Day essence in Berkeley.
Berkeleyside is banning a half dozen commenters in order, we hope, to return to vigorous, civil discussions rather than name calling and attacks.
By Anna Mindess
The following crime log was prepared by the Berkeley Police Department and represents a sampling of crime in the city this week.