( Chris Treadway )
Berkeley rally condemns library weeding "cover-up"

On Aug. 12, active and retired librarians, dozens of bibliophiles and Council members Kriss Worthington, Linda Maio and Jesse Arreguin rallied at the Central Branch to denounce what organizers said is the library director's "illegal and unethical cover up of the destruction of tens of thousands" of items in the system's collection. 
Police are investigating after a body was discovered Friday in Tilden Regional Park, according to the East Bay Regional Park District police.  
 
The project calls for demolishing an existing five-story, 440-space parking structure with 1,600 square feet of commercial floor area and an arts display space at 2025 Center St. and to construct in its stead a new eight-story, 711-space, 248,000-square foot parking structure with ground-floor garage operations office, arts display space and two commercial tenant spaces.  
 
More people flying into OaklandOAKLAND -- The number of passengers flying into Oakland International Airport increased by nearly 9 percent from July of 2014 to the end of June, according to the latest numbers.  
 
Packard and the graphic art she created for the shipyards during the war are the focus of a new exhibit opening Sept. 5 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South. The "Emmy Lou Packard: Drawing New Conclusions in the Kaiser Shipyards" exhibit will open with an illustrated talk by Lincoln Cushing from Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources at 11 a.m. Sept 5 at the center.  
 
More than 20 area employers are participating in a Job and Educational Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Young Adult Project at 1730 Oregon St.  
 
Police said a man on Thursday evening was swimming up to girls between the ages of 9 and 13 and grabbing their legs and/or buttocks in the UC Berkeley pool.  
 
Police are investigating a Wednesday armed robbery in Berkeley.  
 
Board takes no action after closed session meeting Wednesday. A petition of almost 1,000 signatures called for the trustees to "suspend without pay or fire the library director."  
 
Sean Donahoe, co-founder of the California Cannabis Industry Association, told the El Cerrito Democratic Club that he thinks California will pass a legalization initiative in November 2016 and said the city should take end its resistance to licensing dispensaries.  
 
( Laura A. Oda )
'Big Blue Live': Monterey Bay to star in its own 'reality show'

PBS, BBC team up for a groundbreaking multimedia event showcasing marine life along California's coast in which producers hope to deliver real-time images of whales, dolphins, great white sharks, elephant seals and other sea creatures to millions of viewers across the nation.
 
(Jason Merritt)
Photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open 2015 VMA show together

Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.