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A big-rig caught fire and blocked traffic on Instate 80.

I-80 In Berkeley Reopens After Big-Rig Fire

All lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley have reopened Friday afternoon after a big-rig caught fire and blocked traffic in the area.

11/21/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suprisingly Few UC Berkeley Students Voted In Midterm Election

UC Berkeley is known for having a politically active student body, but in the recent midterm election, students barely showed up to vote.

11/20/2014

(Holly Quan/CBS)

Students Occupy Wheeler Hall At UC Berkeley In Protest Of Tuition Hikes

Students opposed to the University of California’s plan to raise tuition over the next five years have taken over UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall.

11/20/2014

Berkeley has approved a plan to place global warning labels on gas pumps. (350 Bay Area)

Berkeley Approves Plan For Global Warming Labels On Gas Pumps

The program is believed to be the first in the nation to address global warning at the gas pump and is expected to be rolled out early in 2015

11/19/2014

(L-R) Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone  of The Lonely Island (credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

‘The Lonely Island’ Working On a Berkeley High Project

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone are back in Berkeley working on a special project…

11/18/2014

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Berkeley Could Soon Add Global Warming Labels To Gas Pumps

In keeping tradition with its progressive history, the city of Berkeley could soon start slapping stickers on gas pumps to warn drivers that burning fuel contributes to global warming.

11/18/2014

Chopper 5 over a 3-story Victorian home on fire. (CBS SF)

Fire At 3-Story Victorian Home In Berkeley Displaces 7

Fire crews extinguished a fire at a Victorian home in Berkeley Monday morning that displaced at least seven residents.

11/17/2014

Berkeley Pot Club

Fed Up Parents Want To Shut Down A Berkeley Pot Club Because The Neighborhood Reeks Of Marijuana

Some Berkeley parents are tired of marijuana ‘contact’ fumes wafting into their yards from a nearby pot club. They want the city to do something about the “40 Acres Collective” operating out of a building on San Pablo Avenue.

11/14/2014

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Cal Study Predicts 50 Percent Jump In Lightning Strikes Due To Global Warming

A team of U.C. Berkeley climate researchers say models of future cloud behavior suggest a big jump in United States lightning strikes this century.

11/13/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Appoints Berkeley Business Lawyer, SF Superior Court Judge, To State Court Of Appeal

Former bar president and current business lawyer Jon Streeter, 58, of Berkeley, and Judge Marla Miller, 59, of San Francisco, were named by Brown to the First District Court of Appeal.

11/13/2014

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