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PSA: Litquake hosting literary events in SF until Oct. 18

If last week’s Hackathon wasn’t up your alley and this week’s football game isn’t quite your speed, maybe you need another cultural event to attend this week. We at the Clog have good news for you: We found just the right thing. We’re talking about Litquake, a week of literature-related Read More…

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From the Archives: At Berkeley, a legacy of love

Editor’s Note: We’re republishing this piece as Jim Rainey, one of the subjects of the story, was honored this weekend by the Daily Californian Education Foundation as the 2014 Alumnus of Year.  There’s a yellow card that’s sat on my mom’s dresser for years. It’s a love letter from my dad — Read More…

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It’s Parents’ Weekend! Here are 15 things to do

If there’s one thing that gets us to attack the pile of laundry overtaking our desk chairs, it’s having our parents come to visit. Once you’ve got your apartment or dorm all tidied up for Parents and Reunion Weekend at Homecoming this weekend, you’ll have to figure out how to Read More…

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The trails are alive

One silent bird drifted seamlessly off into the distance as the fog crystallized into the morning sky. I felt something small open up as if I just found the key to my antique chest, and my heart and lungs and capillaries softly smiled at the world. I had made it Read More…

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The Birks of Berkeley

These days on campus, it’s pretty difficult to go more than a few hours without seeing a pair of Birkenstocks wandering past you in all their arch-supporting, German glory. Male or female, old or young, in-state or out, it seems like everyone and their mother has their hands on a Read More…

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Higher city minimum wage ordinance goes into effect

The city of Berkeley officially instated an hourly $10 minimum wage Wednesday, officially surpassing state and federal minimums. The citywide rate, which is a dollar higher than the state’s minimum, is the first step in a three-stage process that City Council unanimously approved in June, with an $11 minimum wage going into effect October next year and $12.53 the following year. Read More…

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Janaki Bakhle, UC Berkeley’s New First Lady

Every morning around 8, Janaki Bakhle takes her two labrador retrievers out for their daily walk through the UC Berkeley campus. She leaves her perch at University House, nestled between academic buildings on the north side of campus, guiding Boo Bear and Kulfi — which means ice cream in Hindi Read More…

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Interview: Head brewer of Triple Rock, Jeff Kimpe

Jeff Kimpe is the head brewer at Triple Rock, a popular local brewery known for its delicious homemade brews and for serving liter bottles of 8 percent “Monkey Head” on Thursday nights. The Weekender sat down with Jeff to discuss how he got into the craft, what he likes about working at a small, family-owned brewery and the backstory behind Monkey Head night.  Read More…