Michelle Robertson mug

Man’s best friend, not mine

Michelle’s mish-mosh

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, from Old Dan and Little Ann in “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls to Marley in “Marley & Me” by John Grogan. Literary canine characters oft represent the power of love, unfailing companionship and blind loyalty. Some cultures worship their
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Fifteen Bears qualified for Olympics, more to come

Though the 2012 London Olympics don’t start until July 27, 15 Cal athletes, coaches, ex-players and athletic personnel have already punched their tickets to London. After 47 Bears qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there’s a good chance even more will represent Cal in London. Of the 15 representatives who
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Crystal Massage on Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Alouette on University Avenue were served with cease and desist notices in April,

Local massage parlors face allegations of prostitution

Three Berkeley massage parlors may be closed for good after city officials ruled that explicit online reviews support allegations of prostitution. Crystal Massage on Shattuck Avenue, as well as Acupressure Health Center and Berkeley Alouette — both located on University Avenue — were served with cease and desist notices in
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Clean-up of the vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph and Haste took place last September.

As legal proceedings begin, progress remains stalled for vacant lot

Development at the vacant lot at 2501 Haste Street along Telegraph Avenue remains stalled, despite Friday’s court hearing between the city of Berkeley and the lot’s owner. Last September, the city decided to foreclose on the lot’s $641,000 lien, claiming owner Kenneth Sarachan did not submit a complete permit application
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