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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

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Narsai David: Indian Samosas At Home

Our food and wine editor has a new frozen food item being imported to Berkeley from India that he just loves. If you’re like him, you’ll find these samosas delicious.

07/11/2014

A homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate 80 in Berkeley. (CBS)

Berkeley Backtracks On Plans To Break Up Homeless Encampment Under I-80 Overpass

City of Berkeley officials Thusday at least temporarily called off their threat to remove property at a homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate Highway 80, saying some of the people who lived there have been able to find housing elsewhere.

07/10/2014

A homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate 80 in Berkeley. (CBS)

Berkeley To Break Up Homeless Encampment Under Highway 80 Overpass, Calling It ‘Public Nuisance’

City of Berkeley officials say they will remove property at a homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate Highway 80 next Tuesday because they consider the site to be a public nuisance.

07/10/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley City Council Votes Unanimously To Require Marijuana Dispensaries To Give Away Some Pot

The city of Berkeley has given final approval to a proposal requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/08/2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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