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Review: 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' hard-hitting comedy

The Pulitzer-nominated play looks at porn, life-swapping and the history of feminism; the Gina Gionfriddo comedy opens Aurora Theatre in Berkeley's new season. 
Police officers quietly resumed participation in closed-door Police Review Commission complaint hearings Sept. 10, even though their grievances over a leak of confidential information have not been resolved.  
 
O'Dowd falls in battle of state-ranked teams The Bishop O'Dowd High girls volleyball team, which is ranked 17th in the state by MaxPreps.com, lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral-San Francisco 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 on Sept.  
 
El Cerrito Futbol Club Spurs -- Fall registration open for boys and girls U6-U19 teams, ages 4-18. 510-414-1039, www.spurssoccer.com Orinda Adult Drop-in Soccer -- For men and women ages 30 and up, every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.  
 
RAY CHAVEZ/STAFFPanthers exhibit staying powerSt. Mary's High football player Tamarick Pierce (24), shown above scoring a touchdown against Moreau Catholic on Aug.  
 
A federal judge Tuesday issued several procedural rulings against demonstrators who are seeking $15 million in damages because they allege that they were victims of police brutality in an "Occupy Cal" protest at the University of California at Berkeley in November 2011.  
 
A 33-year-old man was robbed at the University of California at Berkeley campus last week and was reporterd on Monday, campus police said Tuesday.  
 
Edward Clark was charged last Friday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office with six new counts of burglary related to a series of thefts in July.  
 
Bayer HealthCare, a branch of the international pharmaceutical giant, wants to build a new 80,000-square-foot product testing facility and demolish three obsolete buildings with a combined 65,000 square feet on its West Berkeley campus.  
 
Chris Strachwitz, the longtime kingpin of Down Home Music and Arhoolie Records on the Richmond-El Cerrito border on San Pablo Avenue, is getting his story told in "This Ain't No Mouse Music," a new documentary premiering this week.  
 
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Review: 'This is Where I Leave You' gets it right

The dysfunctional family tale 'This Is Where I Leave You' does the ensemble dramedy right, successfully juggling a top-notch cast with the demands of its multiple characters.