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Albany: Three protesters arrested Monday at UC development site

The protesters are part of a group known as Occupy the Farm, which has opposed the university's plans to build a mixed use project that includes a Sprouts Farmers Market and assisted living facility on the site along San Pablo Avenue at Monroe Street.  
More than 400 buildings in Berkeley with balconies or other projecting structures require corrective work, inspections performed in the wake of a deadly balcony collapse at the Library Gardens apartment complex last year have revealed.  
 
Please don't discard orange or tangerine peels after you've had your midhike snack. Pack them back with you instead. Generally speaking, wild animals don't like the taste of orange peels any better than humans do. The peels will biodegrade eventually, but it takes a really long time, and in the meantime the peels create an unsightly mess.  
 
The special 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 meeting will include presentations from experts on local and regional issues from government as well as private industry.  
 
The Albany FilmFest will host The Red Carpet Academy Awards Party, a preview of this year's short films in the festival, on Feb. 26 at the Community Center.  
 
Mark Coplan will face at least two opponents, Ben Bartlett and Deborah Matthews, both members of Berkeley's Planning Commission, for the seat currently occupied by Councilman Max Anderson, who will not seek re-election.  
 
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, perhaps inspired by marathon City Council meetings that last well into the night, proposes sleeping more as a simple means of reducing energy consumption and the collective carbon footprint.  
 
Meanwhile, San Francisco Mayor Angelo Rossi announced Feb. 15 that "President Roosevelt has approved San Francisco's proposal to convert Treasure Island into a downtown airport."  
 
City seeks centennial panel applicantsEl Cerrito is forming an advisory task force as it makes plans to celebrate the city's 100th year in 2017.The task force will have seven to 10 community members who will be appointed by the City Council.  
 
Anonymous
Today, the NFL bestrides the world like a Colossus, and all the other sports walk under its legs and peep out. But, ironically, the very thing that has made it so popular -- the violence -- is the same thing that threatens to destroy it. The NFL is rearranging the deck chairs on this sinking ship by passing new rules that dictate when and how players can hit each other, but the truth is that there's nothing they can do to stem the inevitable.  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.