(D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
Berkeley pier closure hits some waterfront businesses hard

The city closed the municipal pier to the public last week after a consultant found structural damage to the pier's concrete deck and supports; officials do not yet have an estimate of the cost or timeline of possible repairs. 
Dee Williams-Ridley, deputy city manager since February, former Modesto deputy city manager and mother of six, became Berkeley's interim city manager on July 25. Her goals include filling administrative vacancies and creating the city's first strategic plan.  
The Friends of Adeline brought more than 100 people Aug. 1 to the Berkeley Black Repertory Theater in an effort to ensure that revitalization of the neighborhoods along the corridor from Shattuck Avenue and Ward Street south to Adeline and 62 streets is in sync with the desires of current residents rather than profit-driven developers.  
A 30-year-old man told authorities he was sexually assaulted near the UC Berkeley campus Thursday, but has declined to file a police report. police said.  
Brian Hamilton, who helped turn around Concord High's football program, will work at Cal as a quality control assistant.  
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At issue is who decides which library materials to purchase and discard, along with fears of retribution against staff members who speak publicly about the situation.  
Berkeley interim City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley has appointed Fire Chief Gil Dong as interim deputy city manager.  
Campus burglary latest in string, police sayThe latest in a spate of window-smashing burglaries saw more than 20 offices broken into and computers taken at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, campus police said last week.  
On July 31, 1940, the Berkeley Board of Education voted 3-1 to allow the Campus Branch of the Young Communist League, to hold a meeting in a bungalow at Berkeley High School in August.  
Alameda Health System reversed its decision to close the program Friday. It was scheduled to end because of low patient volume.  
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Skip Muir Woods -- 6 other Bay Area redwood groves to treasure

If you'd rather not battle the crowds and traffic at Muir Woods, here are other pockets of green tranquillity. 
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson forced to admit impending fatherhood

A day after band member Liam Payne confirms the news, Tomlinson acknowledges for the first time that he's going to be a dad -- after getting blindsided by question on 'Good Morning America.'