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Berkeley gala benefits schools gardening and cooking program

The May 2 event will give credit to all that goes on in the program and to again ask the community to help sustain instruction that teaches academic standards and science in a garden setting.  
Kristopher Skinner
Activists see century-old building as a link to the New Deal and an era of public utility and civic idealism  
PINOLE -- The following is a partial list of animals that may be available for adoption at the Animal Services Department, 910 San Pablo Ave.Dogs: Female Rottweiler, 1 year; male Labrador retriever mix, 1½ years; female dachshund mix, 6 years; female pit bull mix, 1 year; male long-haired  
Elsewhere: Newark set to review 'crime-plagued' motel threatened with closure  
Other issues on the Tuesday schedule include a residential density bonus and operating standards for minidorms and group living accommodations.  
A major power outage hit the Cal campus Friday morning, university officials said.  
City's Fair Campaign Practices Commission workshop focused on a draft charter amendment by League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville and MapLight.  
Golden Bears assistant Pierre Ingram, who was recruiting coordinator and coached wide receivers, will not return to coach Sonny Dykes' staff after being arrested for solicitation.  
A free health-themed block party featuring information and resources along with food, children's activities and entertainment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday near the entrance to the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. The event hosted by the city's Public Health Department will offer screenings for blood pressure, glucose, bone density, and hepatitis C, as well as assistance from to connect people with city and regional health and social service agencies that will have representatives available.  
Chris Treadway
Projects with housing that have been built or are on the way are largely for those with above moderate incomes, panelists say, with little done to accommodate those in lower income categories.