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A see-worthy adventure

Above, kite fliers launch two large octopus kites during the Berkeley Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championships at Cesar E. Chavez Park on July 27. 
A psychologist from Berkeley was sentenced Thursday to 2 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $600,000 restitution following a conviction for tax evasion and theft of government property.  
 
Famed Caffe Mediterraneum and a nearby corner lot are for sale  
 
Citizens to Save the Berkeley Post Office, Post Office Defenders and the National Post Office Collaborate have been working on multiple levels -- lawsuits, pickets, civil disobedience, marches, letter writing and rallies -- to stop the United States Postal Service from selling the downtown landmark.  
 
Man hospitalized after running across I-80A man who ran across Interstate 80 and jumped into the water at Berkeley Aquatic Park on July 27 appeared to be having a crisis and was hospitalized for evaluation, police said Monday.  
 
Berkeley calendar: Free puppet show at South Branch; Super Cinema, Peace Day programs at Central Branch  
 
The new Farm Credit Administration Building on Milvia Street was still several months from completion, but the visiting dignitaries "expressed pleasure at the rapid progress that has been made."  
 
Check massive water waste A recent article in the Times by Paul Rogers about residential water waste, "California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste," ignores the problem of massive water use for fracking and other oil and gas extraction methods.  
 
A suspect who was armed with a gun robbed a man of his backpack in downtown Berkeley early Saturday morning, police said.  
 
Berkeley HumaneBig, handsome Floyd will be your best friend. He wishes you were here to go for walks, chase balls, learn new tricks and just hang out. He may look macho, but he isn't afraid to get affectionate.  
 
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. 
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives.