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Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony

The Berkeley Rotary Club on Wednesday issued its annual Rotary Peace Grove Award to U.S. State Department disability advisor Judith Heumann and the late Ed Roberts, both of whom empowered and led fights for the disabled community. 
A suspect who was armed with a gun robbed a man of his backpack in downtown Berkeley early Saturday morning, police said.  
A man who briefly ran across Interstate 80 early Sunday morning and jumped into the Berkeley Aquatic Park appeared to be having a crisis and was hospitalized for evaluation, police said Monday.  
The $1.5 billion effort will take place over the next 21 years and will include the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont, as well as the Stege Sanitary District, which serves Kensington, El Cerrito and parts of Richmond.  
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Penn State hires Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as A.D. at Cal  
The CHP shut down both lanes of Interstate I-80 on Sunday after witnesses reported seeing a man running through lanes of traffic in Berkeley.  
Proposal on the November ballot would force some service providers to scramble for funds to pay workers the new minimum wage  
Spanish soccer rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to appear this weekend in Bay Area, including final game at Candlestick Park.  
Police urging fans to take public transportation to soccer game at Memorial Stadium  
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.