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With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

July 9, 2014 | 1:32 pm

With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

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Researchers plan for a device that will use electrical signals to communicate with neurons in the brain.

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San Francisco Supes Approve Laura’s Law, Can Compel Mentally Ill Into Treatment

July 9, 2014 | 9:00 am

San Francisco Supes Approve Laura’s Law, Can Compel Mentally Ill Into Treatment

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Vote was 9-2 Tuesday afternoon to enact the law locally, more than a decade after California passed it.

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Feds Say Autism Therapy Now Covered As Children’s Medicaid Benefit

July 9, 2014 | 7:00 am

Feds Say Autism Therapy Now Covered As Children’s Medicaid Benefit

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While California officials are still reviewing the issue, advocates the federal decision is clear.

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Berkeley Native Seeks to Be Youngest Council Member

July 8, 2014 | 1:43 pm

Berkeley Native Seeks to Be Youngest Council Member

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UC Berkeley alum Sean Barry, 27, will likely be challenging 18-year incumbent Kriss Worthington.

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Amid Drought, Criticism of State’s Secrecy on Wells

July 8, 2014 | 7:00 am

Amid Drought, Criticism of State’s Secrecy on Wells

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California law dating to 1950s prevents public from getting basic data on 800,000 wells statewide.

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‘Columbusing’: The Art of Discovering Something That is Not New

July 8, 2014 | 6:00 am

‘Columbusing’: The Art of Discovering Something That is Not New

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Discovered Afrobeat pop songs, Desi-inspired color runs, henna tattoos, coconut water? You’ve Columbused.

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Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

July 7, 2014 | 9:44 am

Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

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Conservation experts try to raise consciousness about the most effective way to water lawns and landscaping.

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Berkeley Struggling To Reach Zero Waste Goal by 2020

July 7, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Struggling To Reach Zero Waste Goal by 2020

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A recent audit of several City of Berkeley departments has revealed that the city is in jeopardy of not meeting its zero waste goal by 2020.

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A San Francisco Skate Park Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

July 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

A San Francisco Skate Park Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

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Skaters enjoy $3.3 million facility, which also includes a dog play area for both large and small breeds.

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Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes: For the Dead, and the Living

July 5, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes: For the Dead, and the Living

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At Chapel of the Chimes columbarium, where cremated remains are held, a sanctum for live jazz, art and experimental music.

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