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Berkeley, California: City in California, United States
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580.

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In California: Guinness certifies the longest-ever wheelie and Joaquin saves a calf

Also, the state is again suing the Trump administration after the president signs new regulations to get more water to farmers (it had been going to fish). And see the role two Berkeley economists are..
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Fine for Screening ‘The Lion King’ at a Fund-Raiser? A Third of the Take

Two months after a Berkeley, Calif., elementary school showed a privately owned DVD of the film at a movie night, a licensing representative for Disney told the school to pay a $250 fee.
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Nuclear waste removal begins 30 years after power station closure

Scientists are still exploring how nuclear waste from Berkeley will be safely stored or reused.
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Berkeley cell phone law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free speech challenge brought by a trade group against regulation issued by the California city of Berkeley that requires cell phone retailers to tell..
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Building a Better Bonfire in Berkeley

Friday: Flame on, but make it eco-friendly. Also: Los Angeles’s rent crisis.
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Restaurant group sues California city over ban on new natural gas connections

California's restaurant industry sued the city of Berkeley on Thursday, arguing in court papers that its ban on natural gas in buildings will harm eateries by increasing costs and preventing them from..
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PG&E shutoff: More than 2 million are without power for ‘several days’, officials say

pg&e shutoff: more than 2 million are without power for ‘several days’, officials say
As the winds began strongly howling overnight and the Kincade fire continued to spread in Sonoma County, Pacific Gas & Electric shut off power to more than 2 million people across the Bay Area. The..
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How Does Homelessness in California Compare With Other States?

Thursday: Another look at the crisis. Also: A tentative settlement in the Sutter Health antitrust case; and an important quilt collection finds a home in Berkeley.
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Talking to Jerry Brown About Tackling Climate Change, With Help From China

Tuesday: An interview with the former governor about his new initiative at U.C. Berkeley. Also: Chanel Miller speaks out, and more Emmys coverage.
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Does Berkeley’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ Need Rebranding?

Monday: A debate over the gastronomically significant enclave’s nickname. Also: Fire risk in Northern California, and Mammoth Mountain snow.
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No More Manholes in Berkeley as City Writes Gender Out of Codes

Berkeley’s City Council this week voted to purge gender pronouns from its municipal code. He or she will be banished in favor of they, even if referring to one person.
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Gendered words ban: US city's code replaces ‘manpower’ with ‘human effort’

Berkeley's municipal code will swap gendered words such as “manpower” with neutral terms.
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Berkeley bans gendered words like "manhole"

Sororities and fraternities will now go by "Collegiate Greek system residence" and a pregnant woman will be referred to as a "pregnant employee"
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California city votes to ban gendered words as 'manhole' becomes 'maintenance hole'

Legislators in Berkeley, California, voted Tuesday to ban some gender-specific words in its city code and replace them with gender-neutral options.
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What One Actor’s Career Tells Us About Asian Representation in Hollywood

Tuesday: You may not know James Saito’s name. But you’ve probably seen his face. Also: The history of busing in Berkeley; and dying mussels.
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Kamala Harris and Classmates Were Bused Across Berkeley. The Experience Changed Them.

Fellow Berkeley public school students remember the early days of the integration effort: “We were all just kids trying to figure it out on our own.”
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