The Berkeley Wire: 01.05.12

Berkeley man to go on trial on Walnut Creek rape charges [CCT]
Berkeley watch company uses Facebook for focus groups [NYT]
UC Lab makes robot that emulates leaping lizard [Chronicle]
Berkeley schools: a sustainable food model [Fed Up With Lunch]
27-year old mezzo soprano is a rising singer [Coco Times]
Biotech company Xoma cuts workforce by a third [Mercury News]
Pacific Steel workers spend emotional last day at plant [Coco Times]
Moscone’s “Ghost Light” opens at Berkeley Rep  Friday [NBC]

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