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A boys bathroom at Le Conte Elementary School in Berkeley. CBS)

Berkeley School District Changes Policy After Elementary Student Forced To Clean Bathrooms As Punishment

11-year-old Ishmael Perry said he was just an innocent bystander when a classmate at LeConte Elementary used bullying language in the afterschool program, but he was threatened with suspension. He instead chose to clean the school’s bathrooms for two weeks.

06/11/2014

Vernon 'Cody' Matthews. (Family Photo)

Search Underway For Missing UC Berkeley Student Hiking In Sierra

Search and rescue teams are scouring parts of El Dorado County for a UC Berkeley student who went on a hike on Friday and hasn’t been seen since.

06/10/2014

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Berkeley Residents Fuming Over Asphalt Plant’s Alleged Fog Of Toxins

West Berkeley residents allege an asphalt and cement mixing plant is violating terms of settlement made in 1999 and claim they are inhaling toxic fumes on a daily basis.

06/10/2014

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Drug Search Of Berkeley Home Sets Off Hazmat Scare, Forces Evacuations

Several homes were evacuated on Oregon Street in Berkeley and a block was closed for part of Friday morning due to suspected hazardous materials found by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies while serving a search warrant.

06/06/2014

Yuri Kochiyama print (dignidadrebelde/Creative Commons)

Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist And Friend Of Malcom X, Dies At 92 In Berkeley

Civil right activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley home.

06/05/2014

Queen of the Andes flower nears bloom at the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens (U.C. Berkeley)

Flower Fans Expected To Flock To Berkeley For Once-A-Century Bloom

U.C. Berkeley will likely be bustling with botanists in the coming days as flower watchers await an extremely rare bloom of up to 30,000 flowers from a plant known as the Queen of the Andes.

06/04/2014

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Fire On Berkeley Commercial Building May Have Been Caused By Hashish Production

A one-alarm fire on the roof of a commercial building in North Berkeley on Wednesday night may have been caused by a hashish production operation, Berkeley, police said Wednesday.

05/28/2014

On May 30, Livermore will celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day

Livermore Pays Homage To Element That Put City On The Periodic Table

Livermore, one of six cities an element is named after, will celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day on May 30.

05/23/2014

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UC Berkeley Grad Sues In-N-Out Over Spilled Hot Coffee Incident

A University of California at Berkeley graduate sued a burger chain in Alameda County Superior Court Thursday over injuries suffered when she was badly burned by a spilled cup of hot coffee last year and an employee allegedly refused to call for an ambulance.

05/22/2014

"Nan" is a Canine Companion at the Center for Early Intervention for Deafness. (CBS)

Canine Companion Becomes Newest Teacher At Berkeley School For Deaf Children

A Berkeley school for deaf children has a new K-9 staff member that is helping bring joy to a silent world.

05/21/2014

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