Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

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Alice Waters Helps a Museum Cater to the Tastes of Art Lovers

A new restaurant at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is the latest effort to try to reach visitors’ hearts through their stomachs.

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House Hunting: Is This Price Right?

In parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, sellers deliberately underprice homes to spur bidding wars, leading to sales prices that can be double the list price.

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It’s Never Too Late to Record Your First Album

For a celebrated architecture professor at the University of California, Berkeley, an album of 11 original songs, in a variety of genres, was eight decades in the making.

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August Vollmer ‘Abolished’ the Police — in 1905

Reshaping American policing is not some shocking new idea from the radical left.

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Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of the tunnel another train?

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What $2.4 Million Buys You in California

A Tudor Revival house in Los Angeles, a hillside home in Berkeley and a Mediterranean-style retreat in Chualar.

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From Northern California, Farm-Fresh Skin Care

A new group of small-batch beauty companies is continuing the region’s storied tradition of organic growing and local sourcing.

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What $3 Million Buys You in California

A Tudor Revival with seven bedrooms in Berkeley, a Craftsman bungalow with five bedrooms in San Diego and an Italianate house with four bedrooms in Napa.

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

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How Kamala Harris’s Immigrant Parents Found a Home, and Each Other, in a Black Study Group

Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan grew up under British colonial rule on different sides of the planet. They were each drawn to Berkeley, and became part of an intellectual circle that shaped the rest of their lives.

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Kamala Harris’s Father, Donald Harris, is a Prominent Economist

Donald J. Harris, a Jamaican-born economics professor, has expressed regret that a custody battle brought his close contact with his daughters “to an abrupt halt.”

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Making a Connection Between Movement and Social Movements

“People protest in many different ways,” a young activist in the Bay Area says. For her and others in her performance group, one way is dance.

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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Ishmael Reed: My Police Misconduct Experiences

Throughout my life, I have had frightening, maddening and absurd encounters with police officers.

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The Pandemic and Protests Have Exposed the Truth About California

The Golden State is less exceptional and more like the rest of America than many would prefer to believe.

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Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

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