The Berkeley Wire: 11.08.10

UC President proposes 8% fee hike, pension reform [Bay Citizen]
Two Berkeley Lab scientists win prestigious PECASE award [NanoWerk]
Berkeley Police Department gear up for Toys for Tots 2010 [BPD]
Ellen Hoffman: composer sees music as an all-you-can-eat banquet [Oakland Tribune]
Ladybugs swarm again in Strawberry Canyon [Berkeley, Naturally!]
Better Homes & Gardens acquires Berkeley real estate firm Keller Williams [RIS Media]
Berkeley’s allure tugs faculty couple back from Texas [Coco Times]

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