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Dixie Holt has said that her grandson Michael Watkins is no longer welcome to stay in her home after he's had problems with drug abuse.
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Holly Quan
December 09, 2019 - 1:02 pm
KCBS Radio's special report, "Broken Systems," follows the recent trial and conviction of a homeless man named Michael Watkins. In part 2, KCBS Radio reporter Holly Quan goes beyond the court papers and the stereotypes to learn more about this man who keeps turning up in the courts.
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It's become a fact of life in the Bay Area — people without homes acting out in unsettling ways on the streets. It may seem like nothing is being done. But chance led KCBS' Stan Bunger to a story that shows the frustrating and lackluster results when ever
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Stan Bunger
December 09, 2019 - 12:53 am
It's become a fact of life in the Bay Area — people without homes acting out in unsettling ways on the streets. It may seem like nothing is being done. But chance led KCBS Radio's Stan Bunger to a story that shows the frustrating and lackluster results when everyday people and authorities try to...
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 05, 2019 - 11:24 am
Another institution of the Bay Area dining scene is permanently closing its doors. The Berkeley eatery Fondue Fred will close Sunday to make way for an upscale apartment complex.
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: Alice Waters smiles in the Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge at Hobart International Airport on November 13, 2014 in Hobart, Australia.
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September 17, 2019 - 10:37 am
Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto" should change it's name, according to Alice Waters, the chef who helped put the block on the culinary map. Waters told the San Francisco Chronicle that "I have never liked it [the name] from the very beginning." Her world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse, on Shattuck...
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: A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California.
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Holly Quan
August 26, 2019 - 11:13 am
Menlo Park is considering strictly regulating natural gas in new construction.
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Matt Bigler
July 25, 2019 - 9:37 am
You will soon be able to borrow a reusable coffee mug in Berkeley, where the city is poised to begin loaning cups to customers at several cafes in an attempt to reduce waste.
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Rebecca Corral
July 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm
All references to gender in Berkeley's municipal code, such as firemen and manholes, will be eliminated as the city council has voted to use only gender neutral language.
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Everything must go at Zoonie's, including this vintage M&M telephone
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Doug Sovern
July 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
A beloved neighborhood candy store in Berkeley has closed its doors, but not before auctioning off the collection of vintage fixtures and memorabilia that helped give the shop its retro charm.
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Downtown Oakland in the background; buildings in UC Berkeley in the foreground.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
Berkeley residents may one day hear a wailing siren alerting them to an approaching wildfire or earthquake.
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Shopping carts at the Berkeley Bowl.
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Jenna Lane
May 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Recent cases of measles around the Bay Area have renewed conversations about the necessity of vaccines in preventing disease. Berkeley health officials had to alert the public last week that Berkeley Bowl shoppers may have encountered a person infected with measles at the busy supermarket.
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