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Italian bakery PiQ in Downtown Berkeley closes its doors

PiQ closed its metal gates to the dismay of Downtown Berkeley workers and regular customers, barring the entrance to the cafe, as first reported by Berkeleyside. The cafe used to serve authentic Italian food, as its former menu lists traditional Italian cuisines, offering an assortment of pizzas, pastas, sweets and coffees.
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City Council passes agricultural ordinance to encourage urban farming

The ordinance amended zoning laws that previously required private property owners to obtain a permit before establishing community gardens on their land. Under the new ordinance, these property owners can grow and sell their own food without a permit but will still have to comply with food safety laws, including the California Health and Safety Code, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
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