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Sancha Bar boba cafe becomes newest Berkeley boba spot

The cafe, which offers tea for about $4 with $0.50 per topping, will mark its grand opening with a giveaway — buy one get one free for regular milk tea, taro milk tea and chocolate-flavored milk tea. Among the cafe’s other choices are matcha green, grass jelly milk and house special fruit party black, with add-ons such as tapioca pearls, egg pudding and red bean.
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Ghost Ship warehouse fire defendants granted plea deal

At the sentencing set for Aug. 8, Almena, who rented the warehouse, will be sentenced with 12 years — nine in custody and three on mandatory supervision. Harris, Ghost Ship’s creative director, will be sentenced with 10 years — six in custody and four supervised — according to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick.
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