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Berkeley Kite Festival soars through Berkeley Marina

This weekend, hundreds of kites flew above the San Francisco Bay at the annual Berkeley Kite Festival. The two-day event, which took place at César Chávez Park in the Berkeley Marina, featured free kite-making, Japanese taiko drum performances and booths where participants could buy crafts and snacks.
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Commuters board the San Francisco Bay Ferry at the Alameda Main ferry terminal for a trip to San Francisco in Alameda, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) expects ridership to grow sixfold and plans to triple its fleet and more than double the number of routes it operates.  (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Private commuter ferries return to Berkeley Marina

Tideline Marine Group and PROP SF — two private water taxi operators in the Bay Area — will soon provide daily ferry services for the general public from Berkeley and Emeryville to San Francisco and Redwood City. Tideline operations will begin within 30 days at the Berkeley Marina and PROP SF plans to start in December or January.
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Tea with strangers

I found myself on a train hurtling 38 miles away from the only place in California I’m familiar with in the pursuit of conversing with four strangers on a Monday night. As a New York City native, my instincts to evade interactions with strangers only kicked in temporarily, before being
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