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Berkeley: Robin Williams' personality could not be disguised

Comedian made memorable surprise appearance at Bear's Lair on Cal campus and a Solano Avenue venue in 1983 
Police Chief Sean Whent says they revised planning protocols after officer was attacked and hospitalized during rally that went from downtown Oakland to Berkeley.  
 
Police Chief Sean Whent says they revised planning protocols after officer was attacked and hospitalized during rally that went from downtown Oakland to Berkeley.  
 
A man died after being transported by ambulance to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley this week, and questions swirl about whether the decision earlier this month to stop ambulance transports to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo played a role.  
 
Carmen Dentamaro
An elderly woman suffering from dementia who went missing in Berkeley late Thursday night has been reunited with her family, police said Friday.  
 
California community college students can register for classes early if they attend orientation and develop an education plan.  
 
Kristopher Skinner
With the help of their son, contractor Aron Quiter, architect John Quiter and his wife Elaine have turned a small 1930s cabin in the Berkeley hills, built by painter Ray Boynton, into a unique, green, energy-efficient showplace with fantastic views of the bay, San Francisco and the Golden Gate beyond.  
 
Beware of rush to judgmentNo one can watch the TV images of Gaza's civilians caught in the crossfire and not get upset. But the strong reaction against Israel is driven by emotion, not reason: Every country has a right to defend itself.  
 
Young Berkeley squad has depth at running back  
 
In 1938-39, 526 building permits were issued for new structures, most of them single-family homes. Eight "frame office buildings" and eight masonry office buildings were also issued permits, along with five new apartment buildings.  
 
Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is quite good till its final chapter

Three out of the four stories set the perfct mood and tone, with Eva Green standing out. But the story with Jessica Alba just doesn't go off with a kiss kiss bang bang as it should.
 
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”