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Editors’ Note: Oct. 19

At the Weekender, we’re unveiling some of these “hidden gems” in our own community — from anachronistic architecture to repurposed art and undiscovered forms of intelligence — that speak to the unique cumulation of creativity that characterizes so much of Berkeley and its history.
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Local Berkeley establishments targeted by animal rights activists

After weeks of protests by animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere, or DXE, since April, The Local Butcher Shop on Shattuck Avenue ceded to demands of DXE protesters, namely by posting a sign on the business’s window reading, “Attention: Animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust, no matter how it’s done.”
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