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The Berkeley Wire: 07.30.12

Photo: Let the Games begin, by Nancy Rubin

Cal big game bonfire tradition doused (SF Chronicle)
Fourth candidate to run for District 2 council seat (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley climate change skeptic says he was wrong (BBC)
Olympics: Cal product Vollmer takes gold in world-record time (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley offers China online game class (Business Insider)
Will Starbucks make a counterbid for Peet’s? (Bloomberg News)
Joel Ben Izzy: Stories are a way to connect (Jewish Ledger)
Jim LeBrecht, sound designer (SF Chronicle)
Cal football, men’s basketball tickets prices to change (Daily Cal)