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Garden tour in 10th year promoting native plants

The free, self-guided Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour on May 4 features 35 locations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties selected as models of using indigenous vegetation. 
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The recent effort to restore affirmative action in public university admissions "should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill," he told several hundred Cal students Wednesday.  
 
Berkeley Law's acting dean, Gillian Lester, is to be dean of Columbia Law School.  
 
Now that the semi-rainy season seems to be over, work has resumed on a major construction project along several miles of Carquinez Scenic Drive between Martinez and Port Costa.  
 
A Berkeley municipal election was just one week off as of April 25, 1939, and the battle lines were drawn between the status quo members of the City Council and their picked candidates, and critics who wanted some variety of civic reform.  
 
City holding Holocaust Remembrance DayBerkeley's 12th annual Holocaust Remembrance Day observance starts at noon on April 27, at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art, 2121 Allston Way.  
 
Now that the semi-rainy season seems to be over, work has resumed on a major construction project along several miles of Carquinez Scenic Drive between Martinez and Port Costa.  
 
Berkeley HumaneSir Whiskerton is possibly the cutest and sweetest cat ever. He'll start purring the instant he sees you, and his tactics to make you fall in love don't stop there.  
 
The Young People's Symphony Orchestra of Berkeley, which includes 100 young musicians from around the Bay Area, will play Berlioz's overture to "Le Corsaire," the first movement of Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E Minor," Reinecke's "Ballade for Flute and Orchestra" and Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 10."  
 
The signs of summer surrounded us. Party boats paraded along the river -- their decks adorned with bikini-clad women and muscle bound men in board shorts.  
 
(Peggy A. Bender)
The cat came back, but it took 5 years

A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story