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VIDEO: Ikea Slumber Party

A group called the Squirt Gun Mafia organized a flash mob slumber party at Ikea on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Sleepy shoppers donned pajamas and climbed under the covers to read bedtime stories and eat milk and cookies.

Sustainable mushroom farm has UC Berkeley roots

Although he is billed as a mushroom farmer on the currently-airing ABC television series, “The Bachelorette,” Alejandro Velez looks nothing of the sort. Instead of toiling away in a field all day, the affable 25-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus spends his time in a West Oakland warehouse spreading knowledge about growing
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Rent board committee discusses how to make multifamily units more energy efficient

The city of Berkeley’s housing staff are working toward making multifamily housing more energy efficient and implementing a mandatory recycling measure throughout the city. At a Rent Stabilization Board’s Safe and Sustainable Housing Committee meeting Thursday night, members discussed the latest draft of the city’s multifamily energy efficiency project, which
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City Council to discuss feasibility of development fees in Berkeley

At a special work session tonight, the Berkeley City Council will discuss implementing a new fee on development projects in the city that would go toward “public benefit” projects, such as expanded transit and beautification projects. The city currently collects fees on new commercial developments to fund affordable child care
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