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California lawmakers extend fight to keep Alta Bates open in Berkeley

At the eleventh hour of this year's legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill that may stop Sutter Health from closing its Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. The proposed law, Senate Bill 687 by local state Sen. Nancy Skinner, would give the attorney general authority to review a

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 21:13:43

Old Time Music Convention brings nostalgic music back to Berkeley

The long-running Berkeley Old Time Music Convention delivers as promised. The lineup for this year's event, which runs Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 21-24, at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage, features the bluegrass outfit Molsky's Mountain Drifters, led by the Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Bruce Mo

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 00:20:00

UC Berkeley says Free Speech Week is on

As UC Berkeley's campus returned to normal on Friday, one day after the Ben Shapiro event; attention turned to the upcoming 'Free Speech Week' where 24 conservative speakers are invited to campus to speak over the course of 4 days. Media: KTVU UC Berkeley will accommodate Free Speech Week next week

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-18 22:52:00

Parents warned: Berkeley man a potential threat, allegedly tried to feed children unknown liquid

BERKELEY (BCN)-- Berkeley police today issued a warning to families about a man who earlier this year allegedly tried to feed an unknown liquid to three young children at a playground. William Turner, 36, of Berkeley, was arrested after allegedly trying to feed the liquid to children, including one

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-19 02:40:00

Berkeley Police: Man may pose threat to children, allegedly tried to feed unknown liquid to kids

BERKELEY (KRON) - Berkeley police are warning the public about a potential threat to children. Police say William Turner, 36, of Berkeley, was arrested back on Jun. 12 for trying to feed an unknown liquid to at least three children without their parents' consent. In June, police got a call about a s

KRON4 - 2017-09-19 00:26:49

UC Berkeley seeks confirmation from Free Speech Week speakers

BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) - "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley is on, but with some loose ends to tie up, campus officials said Monday. Roughly 20 speakers, including right-wing personality Milo Yiannopoulos, say they will take to the steps of Sproul Hall and other campus spo

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-18 23:36:00

UC Berkeley says student group missed deadline to reserve venues for protest

With less than a week to go before a controversial "Free Speech Week" is set to kick of at U.C. Berkeley, there are conflicting reports about whether it will really happen. And if it does, exactly how big it will be. A U.C. Berkeley spokesman says the sponsoring student group Berkeley Patriot missed

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-18 21:04:41

UC Berkeley Group Ignores Deadlines, But Insists On Hosting Far-Right Speakers

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) - A UC Berkeley student group is pushing ahead with plans to host conservative speakers, despite having missed all the deadlines to secure venues for an event they've dubbed 'Free Speech Week'. Conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulus says UC Berkeley leaders can't stop him. He posted

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 02:03:00

A Breathtaking ELEKTRA at San Francisco Opera

Richard Strauss' Elektra, based on the great Greek tragedy by Sophocles, is justly considered a milestone of modern music. Composed in 1908 and premiered in Dresden early in 1909, Elektra comes as close to atonality as Strauss ever ventured. (He once addressed a young composer of the atonal school

BERKELEY DAILY PLANET - 2017-09-18 22:53:00

Editorial: The high cost of allowing free speech at UC Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ was willing to pay the price to defend free speech on the campus. Who would have known that defense would cost $600,000? Christ, who is in her first year leading Berkeley, decided a few months ago to press ahead with a decision to allow th

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

UC Berkeley professors urge campus boycott during 'Free Speech Week'

As UC Berkeley's campus returned to normal on Friday, one day after the Ben Shapiro event; attention turned to the upcoming 'Free Speech Week' where 24 conservative speakers are invited to campus to speak over the course of 4 days. At UC Berkeley, 177 professors and graduate students have signed an

SFGATE - 2017-09-17 22:33:00

UC Berkeley police investigating sexual assault on campus

The victim, who is not affiliated with Cal, later reported the incident to campus police. Police have identified the suspect, whose name has not been released. According to an advisory published by the police, 90 percent of victims of sexual assault and rape on college campuses know the perpetrator.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-17 00:39:29

East Bay murder conviction overturned by federal appeals court

A federal appeals court overturned the murder conviction of a Richmond man Monday for a 2006 killing in Berkeley, saying the defense lawyer failed to challenge the testimony of the prosecution's key witness. Nicholas Beaudreaux, 20, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for first-degree murder

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 01:51:00

52-year-old man dies in San Francisco street stabbing

A man found stabbed multiple times on a street in the Mission District of San Francisco over the weekend died while being rushed to a hospital, and homicide detectives were working Monday to identify his killer, officials said. The victim was discovered just before 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersect

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-18 20:11:00

All evacuation orders lifted for Pier Fire

All evacuation orders will be lifted as of 10 a.m. Monday, officials announced. The 37,000-acre fire that sparked on Aug. 29, along Highway 190 near Springville is now 95 percent contained. Officials predict firefighters will have full containment later this week. Weather played a major role in co

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-09-18 16:11:14

Opinion: Monarchs need 'Airbnb for butterflies' or they'll go extinct

Bay Area News Group Archives A monarch butterfly sips nectar from swamp milkweed flower. (Bay Area News Group Archives) A monarch butterfly feeds on a flower at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary on Monday November 21, 2016. David Royal - Monterey Herald) Monarch butterflies clump together on cypru

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:05:39

Kitka joins Russian Polina Shepherd, Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg in song

Shira Cion of Kitka, the sterling women's vocal ensemble inspired by traditional Eastern European songs and the ways women sing them, finally heard Polina Shepherd live last winter when the Siberian-born, Soviet-trained singer, pianist and composer played the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center. Cion

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:49:00

Asian American family honored for standing by Black Lives Matter

Debbie Lee and her daughter Celi Tamayo-Lee. Photo by Nikka Singh Covering the Police is an effort to look more closely at how police work in the Mission and elsewhere in the city. It is a collaboration with U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. The Monday after a car drove into a crowd of

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 18:35:58

California exodus? Poll finds voters consider moving due to sky-high housing costs

More than half of California voters say the state's housing affordability crisis is so bad that they've considered moving, and 60 percent of the electorate supports rent control, according to a new statewide poll. The findings from UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies reflect broad concer

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Prep football rankings: Week 5 Bay Area News Group Top 20

The biggest mover this week was Clayton Valley Charter. Fresh off its rout of Antioch last weekend, the Ugly Eagles flew up six spots, from No. 17 to No. 11. Yes, De La Salle lost. But it still has not been beaten by a Bay Area team in 26 years. Until it does, the Spartans stay No. 1. Heritage (4-0)

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:00:14