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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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Berkeley History Project Creates Online Map of Local Sites

July 15, 2014 | 2:21 pm

Berkeley History Project Creates Online Map of Local Sites

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A historical project in Berkeley aims to capture the city’s rich history.

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Undocumented Kids Face Tough Legal Obstacles to Staying in U.S.

July 15, 2014 | 10:57 am

Undocumented Kids Face Tough Legal Obstacles to Staying in U.S.

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Many of the kids now arriving in the U.S. without parents and with little money will have a hard time avoiding deportation.

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Photo Essay: Life Inside San Francisco’s Single Room Occupancy Hotels

July 14, 2014 | 2:31 pm

Photo Essay: Life Inside San Francisco’s Single Room Occupancy Hotels

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Exploring little-talked about component of San Francisco’s housing stock.

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Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor

July 14, 2014 | 11:07 am

Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor

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Individual patients who make under $32,000 or families that earn less than $46,000 will qualify for complimentary cannabis.

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After Long, Losing Battle, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Prepares to Shut Down

July 14, 2014 | 10:45 am

After Long, Losing Battle, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Prepares to Shut Down

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The government has given the company until the end of July to shut down.

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Drought Drives Hungry Bears to Lake Tahoe

July 12, 2014 | 7:00 am

Drought Drives Hungry Bears to Lake Tahoe

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Nevada wildlife officials say they’re increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker seeking food.

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Priced Out: S.F. Artist Turned Housing Activist Describes His Ellis Act Eviction

July 11, 2014 | 2:55 pm

Priced Out: S.F. Artist Turned Housing Activist Describes His Ellis Act Eviction

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Native of city, 63, was offered $20,000 but has decided to stay in apartment and fight with legal appeal.

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Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

July 11, 2014 | 10:15 am

Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

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Company says it has ‘grave concerns’ about new environmental proposals attached to project.

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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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