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UC Berkeley Offers to Waive Venue Fee For Ben Shapiro

UC Berkeley Offers to Waive Venue Fee For Ben Shapiro

A planned speaking engagement at UC Berkeley featuring conservative author Ben Shapiro is back on, after a number of scheduling issues that have played out in the public.Photo Credit: Creative Commons [Read entire story]

Baby Falcon Dies After Slamming Into Window at UC Berkeley

Baby Falcon Dies After Slamming Into Window at UC Berkeley

Lux, one of two peregrine falcons born at UC Berkeley's famed Campanile tower in May, died on Tuesday after flying into a glass-enclosed balcony on campus.Photo Credit: UC Berkeley/Mary Malec [Read entire story]

Concord Approves Pilot Program For Delivery Robots

Concord Approves Pilot Program For Delivery Robots

Following a highly publicized release in the South Bay, a fleet of delivery robots will be rolling out — literally — in Concord.Photo Credit: Starship Technologies [Read entire story]

True Crime, Sports: Best Bay Area Podcasts For Long Commutes

True Crime, Sports: Best Bay Area Podcasts For Long Commutes

Bay Area residents have some of the gnarliest commutes in the entire country. Whether grappling with regular BART delays or inching along in gridlock traffic, simply getting to or from work can take hours. Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Richmond Councilwoman Leaves Post to Run for Lt. Governor

Richmond Councilwoman Leaves Post to Run for Lt. Governor

Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down from her post to campaign for lieutenant governor.Photo Credit: City of Richmond [Read entire story]

Cal Student’s Viral Graduation Speech Touches Millions

Cal Student's Viral Graduation Speech Touches Millions

A UC Berkeley student's graduation speech that went viral is drawing praise from all over the world — and the internet — for its message about acceptance and unity.Photo Credit: UC Berkeley/YouTube [Read entire story]

Cal Student’s Viral Graduation Speech Touches Millions

A UC Berkeley student's graduation speech that went viral is drawing praise from all over the world — and the internet — for its message about acceptance and unity.Photo Credit: UC Berkeley/YouTube [Read entire story]

Teens Give Thousands to Junior Giants

Teens Give Thousands to Junior Giants

On a blistering Wednesday, more than 50 young baseball players sought shade under a makeshift tent at the Olivera Field in Concord. As they took turns cooling off, they eyed the rows of tables next to them,...Photo [Read entire story]

Pit Bull Shot Dead After Attacking Concord Police Dog: PD

Pit Bull Shot Dead After Attacking Concord Police Dog: PD

While serving a search and arrest warrant in Oakley on Saturday, Concord police say they shot and killed a pit bull after the dog lunged at an officer and bit one of the K9s an the scene.Photo Credit: Concord Police [Read entire story]

Bay Area Officers Race To Raise Funds For Special Olympics

Bay Area Officers Race To Raise Funds For Special Olympics

Dozens of Bay Area police officers took part in a relay race on Tuesday to raise awareness and funds for the Northern California Special Olympics.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane [Read entire story]

93 Pleasanton Veterans Come Together to Share Untold Stories

93 Pleasanton Veterans Come Together to Share Untold Stories

Jim Suzuki was 19 when he signed up to fight in World War II. In 1943, enlisting provided an escape from internment camps where he, along with more than 120,000 other Japanese-Americans from the West Coast, had...Photo [Read entire story]

Alameda Elementary School to Close Due to Safety Concerns

Alameda Elementary School to Close Due to Safety Concerns

Despite opposition from scores of parents in attendance, the Alameda County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to shutter Donald D. Lum Elementary School in June on grounds that the campus is ill-equipped...Photo [Read entire story]

Walnut Creek School Secession Slapped as Discriminatory

Walnut Creek School Secession Slapped as Discriminatory

In a final public hearing before the Contra Costa County Board of Education, scores of parents and teachers on Wednesday night condemned a proposed split of the Mt. Diablo school district and slammed ongoing...Photo [Read entire story]

‘Not Your Enemy:’ Hundreds Attend Concord May Day Protest

'Not Your Enemy:' Hundreds Attend Concord May Day Protest

Echoing dozens of protests nationwide against anti-immigrant rhetoric and exploitive work conditions, about 200 marchers took to the streets of Concord on May Day to demand the city protect its large Latino...Photo [Read entire story]

Airbnbs in Richmond Will Soon Be Subject to Hotel Tax

Those who stay at an Airbnb in Richmond will be required to pay a 10 percent occupancy tax starting on June 1.Photo Credit: File image [Read entire story]

Bay Area Mom Creates Book Series for Children With Autism

About two years ago, Alicia Coleman-Clark’s frustration with the canon of children’s literature reached a breaking point. Her 10-year-old daughter, Ava, who has autism spectrum disorder, loved having stories...Photo [Read entire story]

Lawmakers Poised to Expand Historic John Muir Site

Lawmakers Poised to Expand Historic John Muir Site

Thanks to a congressional bill introduced last week, the sprawling John Muir Historic Site in Martinez could be growing by 44 acres.Photo Credit: National Park Service This story uses functionality that may not work in [Read entire story]

Livestream Offers Intimate View of Bay Area Osprey Family

Livestream Offers Intimate View of Bay Area Osprey Family

Several dozen bird lovers flocked to the Port of Richmond shipyard on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the unveiling of a new Osprey livestream.Photo Credit: Golden Gate Audubon Society [Read entire story]

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Are you a wordsmith currently living in Danville? If so, you could be the town's next poet laureate.Photo Credit: MapleTea, Etsy.com [Read entire story]

Quick and Easy Destinations for Bay Area Wildlife Lovers

Quick and Easy Destinations for Bay Area Wildlife Lovers

To outsiders, the name “California” may conjure images of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, bustling tech hubs in Silicon Valley and Hollywood movie stars, but locals will be the first to tell you...Photo [Read entire story]