Berkeley program helps those on autism spectrum to transition after high school

Memo Hernandez is one member of a generation of young adults born during a wave of autism and Asperger's cases that presents major hurdles for parents, educators and social service programs. For the last month he's been living at and studying at the College Internship Program in Berkeley, one of six schools nationwide which give him and others tools to pursue jobs and a college education. 
A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after using a gun to carjack a woman's vehicle at a market and deli near the Berkeley Marina, police said.  
Two years after Richmond's effort to tax sugary drinks went down to resounding defeat, Berkeley and San Francisco look to make history on Nov. 4  
Stanford and Cal will play back-to-back road games against the Oregon schools on Nov. 1, the Pac-12 Conference announced Monday  
The case against Eugene Quillin, the UC Berkeley student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity house last month, has been dropped and Quillin has been declared "factually innocent" by a judge, according to an Alameda County Superior Court transcript.  
Police said the Antioch man was charged in a fatal shooting Oct. 1 outside an Old Oakland nightclub after a tipster provided his old performer's name that led to him being identified as the suspected gunman.  
Elsewhere: Oakland mayoral mailer unkind to Quan, Kaplan  
UC Berkeley police confirmed Friday that a leadership member at an off-campus fraternity had reported a sexual assault between members. A separate report taken earlier this week alleged that several people were drugged and assaulted at a different fraternity last weekend.  
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Utility considering options in case dry season continues, including raising tiered rates uniformly.  
The Cal athletic department hopes to have a field hockey facility ready by the 2015-16 school year.  
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Review: Museum exhibition explores Silicon Valley's history

'Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,' at the Los Altos History Museum through April 19, offers visitors an opportunity to take either a quick dip or a deep dive into the evolution of this technology center, whose top four companies raked in nearly $400 billion last year.