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Demanding democracy

On Nov. 4, our democracy was denied because the Supreme Court ruled to allow big money, not voters, to play a defining role in our elections. That said, citizens in the East Bay restored the hope within us all that when people organize and exercise their right to vote, they can demand democracy and trump big money.
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In an old episode of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock,” Jack Donaghy, an ambitious TV exec, informs the writers of the fictional show-within-a-show that they will be forced to incorporate products from the NBC-Universal’s portable microwave division into their sketches. Liz Lemon, the head writer, refuses to stoop so low
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Berkeley gas station robbed at gunpoint

A Berkeley gas station was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, leading to a search for a suspect who has yet to be found. The Berkeley Police Department received a call regarding a robbery at a Chevron gas station at 3048 Ashby Ave. around 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, and when officers arrived
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