Small earthquake hits Monday evening near Berkeley

A small earthquake hit just a few miles south of the UC Berkeley campus Monday evening. At 9:33 p.m. Monday, a magnitude .9 earthquake struck in Piedmont, a few blocks east of the intersection of Claremont and College avenues, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. View 01.17.2011 earthquake
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Temperatures expected to drop below freezing

The Bay Area could see frost and temperatures below freezing this week, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. Between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, temperatures could drop to the 20s or 30s at night in the East Bay Hills and other parts of the Bay Area, warns the
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The Toaster Oven is a new sandwich shop that just opened on Telegraph Avenue.

New sandwich shop opens on Telegraph

The Toaster Oven became the newest choice in Southside eateries Monday morning, opening its doors on Telegraph Avenue. Next to Chipotle Mexican Grill and across the street from Sam’s Market, the Telegraph shop is the first East Bay location of a Bay Area chain that sells sandwiches, soups, salads and
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Berkeley city clerk dies at 37

Berkeley City Clerk Deanna Despain, known for her upbeat and warm personality, was found dead in her home Jan. 7. She was 37. Despain died after apparently falling down the stairs in her house, though the official cause of her death has not yet been determined, according to police. MaryAnn
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Bay Area post offices to shorten hours

With the increase in email usage and online correspondence, post offices in the Bay Area are set to cut back their hours starting next month, according to Bay City News. Beginning Feb. 20, 61 post offices in six Bay Area counties will have shorter hours, with most opening 30 minutes
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Berkeley city clerk found dead in her home

Berkeley City Clerk Deanna Despain was found dead in her Oakland home early Saturday morning, according to police. 37-year-old Despain was discovered by her husband at about 2 a.m., according to Johanna Watson, spokesperson for the Oakland Police Department. Despain had apparently fallen down a flight of stairs but the
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Raleigh’s, Cafe Intermezzo may reopen after Haste Street fire

Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Intermezzo, the two popular eateries destroyed by the Haste Street fire in November, might reopen, according to an architect hired by the building’s owners. This comes as welcome news for business owners operating in the fire-struck neighborhood who say the blaze has resulted in
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Water main ruptures near campus

A water main ruptured Monday afternoon in Berkeley, spewing water into the downtown area for about an hour before it was shut off, Inside Bay Area reports. According to Inside Bay Area, the water main burst at about 4:50 p.m. Monday near the corner of Bancroft Way and Fulton Street
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Contentious maintenance project begins at People’s Park

UC Berkeley sent work crews to People’s Park Wednesday to undertake a maintenance project aimed in part at reducing the park’s rat population — a move which has drawn criticism from park activists. The crews labored all of Wednesday on the campus-owned park “in an effort to provide students and
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Berkeley Hills fire displaces six

A three-alarm fire in the Berkeley Hills Wednesday night displaced six residents and injured four firefighters.The fire, which began at approximately 8:32 p.m., started in a residence on the 1000 block of Miller Avenue and then spread to a neighboring residence, according to Berkeley Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Gil
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