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CHP officers at the scene of a crash along Highway 4 in Martinez involving a stolen Acura, July 8, 2014. (CHP Oakland)

Stolen Car Driver Leads CHP On Freeway Chase; Crashes Along Highway 4 In Martinez

CHP officers pursued a driver in a stolen car 23 miles from Berkeley to Martinez Tuesday morning before the suspect crashed and surrendered, a CHP officer said.

07/08/2014

(CBS)

Richmond Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Molestation After Pair Of East Bay Incidents

A Richmond man was arrested on suspicion of child molestation early Monday morning after allegedly breaking into a Kensington home and getting into bed with an 11-year-old girl, according to police.

07/07/2014

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Carlene Ervin (CBS)

Oakland Teen Overcomes Homelessness, Foster Homes To Graduate As Valedictorian; Headed To Yale

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Carlene Ervin graduated Valedictorian from Aspire Cal Prep Academy in Berkeley, to much applause. In her commencement speech, she quoted from one of her favorite books by Dr. Seuss, “Oh The […]

07/02/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This November

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.

07/02/2014

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

(CBS)

Man Injured In Berkeley Shooting, Suspect At Large

A man was injured in a shooting in Berkeley on Thursday night, a police spokeswoman said.

06/27/2014

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Driver Of Motor Home That Flipped On Berkeley Freeway Was Wanted On Drug Charges

The driver of a motor home that flipped onto its side and collided with a tow truck on eastbound interstate 80 in Berkeley on Sunday morning was wanted on a no-bail warrant on drug charges in San Francisco, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Monday.

06/23/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

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