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‘Don’t take those drugs’: A history of addiction rehabilitation in Berkeley from 1960 to the present

The war on drugs was political, but drugs’ prevalence was social and cultural. Don Lattin, a former Daily Californian staff writer who attended UC Berkeley in the early 1970s, recounted the drug scene: According to Lattin, people in the ‘60s went out to seek mental tranquility, a mystical feeling embodying “a sense of oneness with the universe, with the earth, with nature, with other people
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A historic candidacy

Kamala Harris’ campaign brings presidential promise to the Bay Area

As early as 6 a.m., eager supporters began filing along Broadway in anticipation of Harris’ historic announcement at noon. Harris’ candidacy comes nearly 50 years after Representative Shirley Chisholm — the first Black American and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination — ran for president in 1972.
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On Charlie Brown, seasonal stress and facing the holiday blues

…this final remark speaks to the broader message of the film, acknowledging and validating feelings of disillusionment surrounding the holidays. Instead of simply trying to cope with failure during the holiday season when Charlie Brown is confronted with it again and again, he eventually just owns it.
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