Picks of the week: A very Berkeley Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that you have to totally fill your week with white-bread hotdog buns and classic American low culture. Treat this week as an opportunity to stay sophisticated, taking in the heights of the East Bay’s cultural offerings, all still inspired
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Your Fourth of July fireworks guide for the Bay Area

American skies will be clouded in a red, white and blue haze this Independence Day, and ours in the Golden State are no exception. The launching of fireworks is a quintessential tradition, started by none other than Founding Father John Adams himself. In lieu of his hope for “Illuminations from
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