Best local shops to buy holiday gifts in Berkeley

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Holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s gift giving season! Everyone loves receiving presents, and we here at The Daily Californian have put together a short list of places around Berkeley to assist you in your gift-buying endeavors. Whether you’re looking for something more universal or something more personalized, they’re all uniquely Berkeley.
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Photo essay: Love is Colorful

This past Sunday San Francisco’s 2016 Pride parade danced down Market Street.  The joyous parade seemed especially important, and poignant in light of the recent atrocity in Orlando Florida. Despite the tragedy, the LGBTQIA community, and supporters, arrived adorned and ready to celebrate this year’s theme “For Racial and Economic
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IB 157 students walk along the coast to the Monterey cypress grove at Point Lobos State Reserve.

Getting lost and finding woody plants

California has been my home since I took my first breath, my sense of self created between rolling oak hillsides and riparian corridors. However, my knowledge of the ecological communities I visited on weekends and holidays was sparse at best until last semester when I took Integrative Biology 157, “California
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Junior Breda Vosters notched a game-high four goals in Saturday's home upset of UCLA. Michael Tao/Staff

Photo Gallery: This Week in Cal Sports

This past week in Cal sports, the women’s water polo team pulled a late comeback to topple UCLA, 8-6, on Saturday. That same day, the men’s tennis team blanked Oregon, 7-0, and lengthened its best conference start since 1953. And on Tuesday, the lacrosse team dominated Fresno State, 18-4, in
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Photo Gallery: Pac-12 Tournament

This past weekend, both the Cal men’s and women’s basketball teams played in the Pac-12 Tournament against Stanford, Colorado and other teams. The men lost in the semifinals, while the women advanced to the final. Both squads have first-round games in the NCAA Tournament this week.

Junior second baseman Tony Renda went 3-for-5 with two runs in Tuesday's win over Creighton at Evans Diamond. Faith Buchanan/Staff

Photo Gallery: This Week in Cal Sports

This week, the Cal men’s basketball team lost its chance at the Pac-12 title, the women’s basketball team was outplayed by Stanford, the Cal baseball won despite many defensive miscues, the women’s tennis team overcame a resilient Pepperdine squad and women’s water polo team won its game late.

Protesters gathered on Sproul for a noon rally, despite occasionally heavy rain. Jan Flatley-Feldman/Staff

Photo Gallery: March 1st Day of Action

The March 1st Day of Action started with 8am teach-outs, followed by a 12 noon rally on Sproul Plaza, where a number of speakers addressed the crowd. A march to Oakland followed, after which some protesters continued on to the steps on Old City Hall, where they joined up with
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The Cal baseball team opened up its 2012 season with a three-game sweep of Pacific at Evans Diamond this past weekend. Jan Flatley-Feldman/Staff

Photo Gallery: This Week in Cal Sports

This week, the Cal men’s basketball seniors left Haas Pavilion with one last win, Cal baseball exploded late to finish a sweep of Pacific, the Bear’s rugby team overcame a late deficit to take the first leg of  the World Cup, and the Cal women’s water polo team emerged victorious over
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