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6 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1. Butterflies galore in the East Bay hills
2. All you ever wanted to know about the Berkeley downtown initiative 
3. Park advocates disappointed there won’t be bond measure on November ballot
4. ‘Paleo Diet’ restaurant to open in North Berkeley
5. Whole Foods to open in West Berkeley in November
6. Popular beer garden poses challenges for neighbors

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6 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1. Berkeley teen, recent grad, shot to death in Oakland
2. Neighbors question height and density of student-oriented project on Telegraph
3. Best Burgers in the East Bay: Nosh readers call it
4. New drought rules would see Berkeley reduce its water use
5. Brief power outages interrupt downtown Berkeley
6. Announcing Uncharted 2014: Two days of provocative speakers

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8 Berkeley stories you may have missed this week

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1. Man convicted of first-degree murder of Berkeley woman: exclusive Berkeleyside coverage 2. Pot for the poor: National media scream “Berzekeley,” but it’s nothing new 3. New 6-story apartment building to rise in downtown, part of construction boom 4. City backtracks on evicting homeless encampment at Gilman underpass 5. Hurrah say kids everywhere: Tilden Little Farm, merry-go-round are open again! 6. New designs for downtown Berkeley BART Plaza scrutinized by Council 7. Local author Edan … Continue reading »

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10 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1) After several high profile raids, police arrest two in connection with June 11 shootings.
2) Berkeley’s minimum wage will increase to $12.53 by 2016
3) Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to step down
4) Shooting on San Pablo sends 38-year old to hospital
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) Much-beloved Dwight Nursery closing its doors after 30 years 
6) Downtown initiative makes ballot; city may lose millions in fees 
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6 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

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1. 21-year old arrested for felony hit and run, DUI after car wreck on Tunnel Road 2. Berkeley’s first two parklets set to open this fall in the Gourmet Ghetto 3. Berkeley adopts anti-bias policing policy to tackle alleged racial profiling 4. Murky Berkeley animal shelter budget raises concerns 5. How quirky is Berkeley? Marion Fredman’s art 6. Berkeley dismisses official who make “insensitive” racial comment during cannabis collective appeal

 

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7 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1. Building begins on site of Sequoia Apts fire on Telegraph
2. Once in a lifetime chance to see plant bloom in Berkeley
3. Photos: Departing Cal students leave debris piles behind
4. Berkeley officials hold off on minimum wage task force
5. Surveillance camera registry a possibility for police
6. Authorities uncover drug operation on Oregon Street
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7 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1. Four years, at least, until Tuolumne camp is rebuilt
2. East Bay at high risk for wildfires
3. Decades on, the man who put the Red Baron in the Bay
4. New morality clause at Catholic schools prompts outcry
5. Seductive images of a landscape in transition
6. Zoning board approves “The Overture” on University
7. Berkeley Library Director Donna Corbeil to retire

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7 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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1. Starbucks is planning to open fourth Berkeley outlet after all
2. Debate rages over impact of green initiative on downtown high rises
3. Concern about police profiling draws crowd to NAACP forum
4. Nearly 2,000 people sign up for police text alerts
5. Police beats could get much bigger
6. Memorial Stadium to host professional soccer match this summer
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10 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

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Ten stories to catch up on? What can we say? It was a helluva week!

Ouch! I was priced out of my (million dollar) block Berkeley’s oldest resident celebrates her 106th birthday Animal rights activists put a stop to kosher chicken slaughtering workshop Judge rules for Council majority approved map in bitter Berkeley redistricting battle City of Berkeley seeks source of leaked confidential info on police Meet the candidates: Berkeley’s District 8 race is off  … Continue reading »

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5 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

UC Berkeley students gathered at Memorial Glade to celebrate 4/20 Day on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Photo: Ted Friedman
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Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. Some of them might have passed you by. Here are five stories we think you’ll want to catch up on.

1) Report concludes city would benefit if police use Tasers
The police have had this report for two years, but only made it public this week after Berkeleyside filed a public records request.

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4 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

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Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. Some of them might have passed you by. Here are four stories we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

1. The West Berkeley fire and its aftermath

A multi-alarm fire in West Berkeley last Saturday night destroyed the Wooden Duck warehouse and damaged and destroyed numerous local businesses.

2. Federal report calls to stop post office sale

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3 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

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Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. Some of them might have passed you by. Here are three stories we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

1.  Illegal enrollment in Berkeley’s schools? Good or bad?

Berkeleyside’s investigative piece on the contentious issue of fraudulent enrollment in Berkeley’s public schools got people talking.

2. Berkeley Police renew call for Tasers after attempted killing of officer

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5 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

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Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. You’re busy — some of them might have passed you by. Here are five stories we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

1. Lightning strikes woman walking in south Berkeley

A powerful weather front brought thunder and lightning to Berkeley on Monday. Lightning splintered a massive redwood tree and gave a 31-year old a fright.

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