The Berkeley Wire: 01.09.12

Meredith Maran’s new novel: “A very Berkeley family story” [Chronicle]
Daniel Borenstein: Kamlarz retirement deal not unique [Mercury News]
Berkeley Lab hires UCLA expert for Molecular Foundry [SF Business News]
Cal has a great recruiting class for football, but will success follow? [College Hotline]

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