That time they exploded the hills

Urban Animal

In 2006, developers removed part of the Jurupa Hills to build a firebreak. A lot of people thought the Jurupa Hills were ugly. They are yellow-brown, not forest-green. Instead of trees and flowers, there are coyotes, snakes and barred-off caves with rivers of mercury. But I like the Jurupa Hills.
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The slow death of Eshleman Hall

After months of sitting and gathering mounds of dust that would make your dryer lint look like a mere speck, the emptied hull formerly known as Eshleman Hall is now ready to be brought down to the ground. Upon returning for the spring semester in the waning days of January,
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Report determines origin of November fire

An investigative report into the devastating Nov. 18 Berkeley fire released Monday determined the origin of the five-alarm fire but was unable to determine the exact cause of the blaze. The report, conducted by Berkeley Fire Department, concluded that the Haste Street fire was accidental and that it “originated in
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Demolition begins at Berkeley apartment building destroyed by fire

About 30 spectators gathered at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning with smartphones and cameras at the ready as a demolition crane ripped the roof off of the apartment building that was destroyed in the Nov. 18 fire. Over the next two weeks, the building will undergo a
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