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The Berkeley Wire: 02.16.12

Berkeley based CIR gets $1m MacArthur Foundation grant [Chronicle]
Cal frat boy’s “American Idol” dreams come to an end [Mercury News]
Origen review: good promise, some uneven dishes [Chronicle]
Feb. 27 memorial will honor former Cal chancellor Heyman [UCB]
Berkeley shoreline: from reptiles to a park [Chronicle]
Review: Kiraku, a fresh look at Japanese Izakaya [EBX]
BHS freshman attends White House science fair [BUSD]
Molière farce at Berkeley Rep will keep you in stitches [Mercury News]
How infamous Berkeley trafficking case fueled reform [SF Public Press]
Cal seniors give Golden Bears precious mettle [Chronicle]
Police Review Board holds second public hearing [Daily Cal]
Administrators continue to reach out to Occupy Cal [UCB]
Lakireddy sex slave case still haunts survivors [SF Public Press]
Dorothea Lange’s photos of Japanese American internees [BANG]

Photo: Wet Seal, by kukkurovaca/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.