Carolyn's Creole Kitchen, a catering business based in Oakland, was one of the many participating food vendors at the Juneteenth Festival.  (Sarah Brennan/Staff)

VIDEO: Berkeley Juneteenth

The Berkeley Juneteenth festival commemorates the date of the last state to emancipate slaves.

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Surrendering to summer sloth

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On my first Monday of summer, I jumped out of bed with a spring in my step, ready to tap into my optimistic “school’s out” mentality and make something of my boundless free time. Summer, that wonderful season where laziness and lethargy are permissible and celebrated. But I was determined
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Daily Cal to increase print days over summer

Paper to come out Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting June 4

Summer is traditionally the most difficult time of the year for The Daily Californian. With just two print editions a week, advertising revenue goes down, fewer students stick around to produce the paper, and readers see our print product less frequently. But we still have a multitude of fixed costs
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‘Battleship’ rehashes summer movie cliches

When “Transformers” arose from the bowels of the Hollywood movie machine — that shadowy place where production companies venture after having exhausted plot concepts — the end of creative action films seemed nigh. What next, an action film on Hot Wheels? (Possibly already done? See: “The Fast and the Furious”
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