(D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
Berkeley pier closure hits some waterfront businesses hard

The city closed the municipal pier to the public last week after a consultant found structural damage to the pier's concrete deck and supports; officials do not yet have an estimate of the cost or timeline of possible repairs. 
A 30-year-old man told authorities he was sexually assaulted near the UC Berkeley campus Thursday, but has declined to file a police report. police said.  
 
Brian Hamilton, who helped turn around Concord High's football program, will work at Cal as a quality control assistant.  
 
Chris Treadway
At issue is who decides which library materials to purchase and discard, along with fears of retribution against staff members who speak publicly about the situation.  
 
Berkeley interim City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley has appointed Fire Chief Gil Dong as interim deputy city manager.  
 
Campus burglary latest in string, police sayThe latest in a spate of window-smashing burglaries saw more than 20 offices broken into and computers taken at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, campus police said last week.  
 
On July 31, 1940, the Berkeley Board of Education voted 3-1 to allow the Campus Branch of the Young Communist League, to hold a meeting in a bungalow at Berkeley High School in August.  
 
Alameda Health System reversed its decision to close the program Friday. It was scheduled to end because of low patient volume.  
 
UC Berkeley is among four universities to receive grants this week from the U.S. Geological Survey to help bring the "ShakeAlert" earthquake early warning system toward a production stage; the other three universities that will receive a share of the $4 million in total grants are California Institute of Technology, University of Oregon and University of Washington.  
 
Bob Shomler
For as long as I've known him, George Cleve -- the founder, conductor and guiding light of the Midsummer Mozart Festival, which just completed its 41st season -- has been masquerading as a grumpy old man. But I have bad news for him: Nobody is fooled. Nobody has ever been fooled. I mean, if he's such a grouch, how come so many people love him so much?  
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.