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Berkeley: The Bone Room closing its Solano Avenue shop of curiosities

The Bone Room -- a combination store and 'museum' featuring bones, skulls, bugs, feathers and other unusual items -- will shift its focus online to sales and pop-up events 
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wo people were in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of burglary, University of California police said Monday.  
 
The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Darnell Williams, who faces the death penalty for the deaths of killing Alaysha Carradine, 8, and Anthony Medearis Jr., testified against him Monday.  
 
Four contenders are seeking election in November to the District 9 seat being vacated by Loni Hancock that serves the area west of the East Bay hills from San Leandro on the south to Rodeo on the north and includes Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.  
 
Former cabinet secretaries often retire to think tanks, quiet academic positions or perhaps the golf course, in between their memoirs and the occasional op-ed. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich -- who served in the Clinton administration from 1993-97 -- has taken a different tack.  
 
The man was standing near a bus stopped to board passengers when he apparently fell against the bus  
 
The Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Wildflower Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There's also a 2-mile wildflower walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley, guided by naturalist Trent Pearce.  
 
The Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Wildflower Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There's also a 2-mile wildflower walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley, guided by naturalist Trent Pearce.  
 
After a nine-month probe, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Tuesday that her office could not prove willful negligence by the balcony builder and will not file criminal charges in connection with the June 16, 2015, balcony collapse in Berkeley that killed six Irish students and seriously injured seven others.  
 
Police are investigating a pair of strong-arm robberies that occurred Tuesday on the campus of University of California at Berkeley.  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7