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6 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

The colony has donated seven hyenas to the Oakland Zoo, where the animals live in a wooded ravine and enjoy splashing in water. Photo: Oakland Zoo
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1. Suspect arrested in attempted homicide of woman in her 70s
2. Spotted hyena colony at Cal to close after 30 years
3. Accused murderer set free when witness skips court
4. Suit settled over new Elmwood restaurant
5. Street warned about rampant Godzilla
6. Richmond man dies after motorcycle crash

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8 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

Western Grebes. Photo: Bob Lewis
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1. Berkeley to look at residential permit parking citywide
2. City of Berkeley may consider ride-sharing rules for companies like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
3. Robert Reich: “If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America, it can’t pass anywhere”
4. Op-ed: Soda kills — we need to vote yes on Measure D
5. Climate change spells trouble for Berkeley birds
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5 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

Target plans to open a TargetExpress store in downtown Berkeley in March 2015. This is a photo of the first TargetExpress store, which opened in July in Minneapolis. Photo: Target
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By far the biggest splash this week was the news that Target will be opening a small city store in downtown Berkeley. But this week also had thousands of readers poring over the latest on the so-called soda tax; questions about perceived overcrowding at Berkeley schools; continued debate about whether our police force should have Taser guns; and our report on an “alcohol-alternative” bar coming to town.

Here are the 5 stories from last week that you won’t want to miss:

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7 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

Inside Sanctuary Bistro in Berkeley. Photo: Alix Wall
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Man uses skateboard to interrupt stabbing on bus Woman stabbed on AC Transit bus: ‘What did I do that made you want to murder me?’ In Berkeley park, free boxing program inspires young men Lawsuit filed over Berkeley ‘soda tax’ ballot Vandals target César Chávez memorial, dog park markers Berkeley’s first parklet opens in Gourmet Ghetto Cal mom to document son’s life with Asperger’s

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9 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

A West African happy hour has launched in downtown Oakland at Bissap Boabab. Photo: Bissap Boabab
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New LED streetlights produce light, but a lot of heat as well
Animal activists smash windows of family-owned Star Grocery
It’s a drought: Cal and Berkeley try and curb water use
Downtown initiative halts plans for new $100m high-rise hotel
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12 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

Tuolumne Camp's green Adirondack chairs were lost in the fire, but new chairs, built by a group of volunteers in June, now perch at the edge of the ridge that runs the length of camp.  Set at 7,400 feet, the camp looks out toward South Lake Tahoe, down at 6,200 feet and at mountains all around. Photo by Mary Flaherty
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1. Have you seen this tiny treehouse post office in Tilden?
2. Philz Coffee branch opens in West Berkeley
3. Vegan, gluten-free Sanctuary Bistro opens
4. Tuolumne camp versus Echo Lake camp: Veterans compare
5.Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley
6. Berkeley councilman faces PR man in soda tax debate
7. Mediation between school district and union fizzles
8. West Berkeley’s Pacific States Steel sold to equity firm
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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

Berkeley City College celebrates 40 years in business starting this weekend. Photo: Tracey Taylor
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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

For the first time last week, the Berkeley City Council weighed in on improvements planned for the downtown Berkeley plaza and BART station. (Click the image for details.) Image: BART
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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 »


10 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

The Dwight Way Nursery closed in June. Photo: Charles Siler
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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
) 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

Overflowing trash near Prospect St. Photo: Jasper Burget
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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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