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Adopt a Pet: Primrose, a sweet and gentle female cat

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By Kirsty Maurits

Just look at those eyes. How can you resist? “Pick me,” they seem to be saying, “Pick me.”

Primrose is an adorably sweet and gentle lady, with a whole lot of love to give. She’s six years young, and in wonderful health, and has been desexed and vaccinated.

She can be a little shy at first, but once you get to know her, Primrose will steal your heart. She would do best in a quiet home, where she can be the only kitty. Although, if you have the room, I bet she’d love to be adopted with her buddy Rajah, her protector and confidante. … Continue reading »

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The continuing dispute over the University of California Berkeley’s Gill Tract figured prominently throughout the last week. On Monday evening Occupy the Farm activists issued a statement urging the university to cede the tract to urban farmers. Within a day, university officials responded with “disappointment and dismay”, citing a “stunning degree of arrogance and entitlement”. UC police blocked access to the tract on Wednesday, and a lawsuit was filed against 14 members of Occupy the Farm later that day. The university sealed off the site on Thursday.

The debate over the West Berkeley plan also continued to simmer, with a second public hearing at this week’s City Council meeting. Nearly four hours of testimony showed a more balanced mix of supporters and opponents to the plan. The council plans a full discussion of the plan and a vote on its adoption next Tuesday.

Land and street use seemed to be in the air this week. Our coverage of the proposal to bring a car-free “Sunday Streets” plan to downtown Berkeley provoked plenty of positive comments — and very few negatives — from Berkeleyside readers.

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