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Students at Longfellow Middle School in Berkeley launch a balloon 100,000 feet up on April 21, 2015. (CBS)

East Bay Students Launch Scientific Balloon That Went 100,000 Feet Up

Students at a middle school in the East Bay took learning to new heights, by launching a balloon with scientific instruments 100,000 feet up into the stratosphere.

04/21/2015

Firefighters using water hoses to honor outgoing police chief, April 17th, 2015 (Photo by Berkeleyside / Michael Roberts)

Berkeley Firefighters Spray 100-Foot Geysers Of Water Over Street Despite Drought Water Restrictions

As Berkeley residents are asked to keep buckets in their showers to reclaim grey water, Berkeley firefighters seem to be sending another message with 100-foot high geysers of water in a farewell salute to outgoing police chief Capt. Erik Upson.

04/21/2015

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KPFA Radio Host, Father Of 3 Killed In Oakland Hit-And-Run Crash

A board operator and co-host at the public radio station KPFA died in a hit-and-run crash in Oakland early Saturday morning.

04/20/2015

Wynder, stolen dog

Dog Stolen From Outside Berkeley Salon Returned To Owner After Woman Hears Story On KCBS

A Berkeley hairstylist was reunited with his stolen dog on Thursday afternoon after a woman recognized the dog as being the same one given to her daughter.

04/16/2015

Wynder in his bed on the sidewalk outside Anton Salon on College Avenue, in Berkeley. (courtesy Sean Berry)

Dog Taken From Berkeley Hair Salon Found, To Be Reunited With Owner

Businesses and residents in Berkeley’s Elmwood shopping district are desperately looking for a dog that was stolen from his bed outside a popular hair salon.

04/16/2015

Chopper 5 over a minimum wage protest in Berkeley on April 15, 2015. (CBS)

Berkeley Protesters Shut Down Intersection During Call For $15 Minimum Wage

Hundreds of fast food workers and their supporters marching through the streets of downtown Berkeley Wednesday evening shut down the intersection of Shattuck and University as they were calling for a $15 minimum wage, police and protesters said.

04/15/2015

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Bay Area ‘Entopreneurs’ Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

04/15/2015

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UC Berkeley Student Arrest For Allegedly Taking Video Of Woman In Coed Dorm Restroom

A UC Berkeley student was arrested for allegedly using a cell phone to video a woman in a residence hall restroom.

04/14/2015

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 15:  Protestors block an entrance to the Oakland police department headquarters during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths on December 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. Over 200 hundred protestors blocked entrances to the Oakland police department and adjacent streets during a demonstration against recent grand jury decisions in New York and Missouri to not charge white police officers with the deaths of black men. Dozens were arrested.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WHEN & WHERE: Bay Area Protests Planned Against Police Brutality For Nationwide Shut Down Day

Demonstrators are taking up Bay Area streets Tuesday as part of Nationwide Shutdown Day to protest recent cases of alleged police brutality caught on video.

04/14/2015

Ivan Rabb, a senior basketball player at Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland, announced that he was committing to the University of California, Berkeley on April 13, 2015. (CBS)

Star Basketball Recruit Ivan Rabb Commits To Cal

Ivan Rabb, an East Bay high school senior who is one of the nation’s top college basketball recruits, announced Monday that he will continue his career in the Bay Area.

04/13/2015

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