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Voters In Berkeley Pass Tax On Sugary Drinks

Berkeley voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.


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Berkeley Pursues Climate Change Warning Labels On Gas Pumps

The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.


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Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Hits Bay Area

A moderate offshore earthquake gave a jolt to cities in far Northern California, but there are no reports of damages or injuries.



Pac-12 Reprimands Cal Coach For Shove

California coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 on Monday for shoving one of his own players in the chest during a game.


Taz, a pure breed Chihuahua, was returned to an Oakdale family five years after he went missing. (credit: CBS13)

Missing Chihuahua Returned 5 Years Later

They lost the little Chihuahua during a move back in 2006. But just before Christmas, someone spotted the little guy in Berkeley.


Students gather at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley for a ‘Occupy Cal’ protest, November 9, 2011. (CBS)

Berkeley Students Regroup After ‘Occupy’ Confrontation

Student activists at the University of California, Berkeley are regrouping the day after police arrested dozens of Occupy protesters who tried to establish an encampment on campus.



Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Strikes San Francisco Bay Area

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6-magnitude earthquake has struck the San Francisco Bay area.


Saul Perlmutter is one of three physicists who won the Nobel Prize in physics for a study of exploding stars that discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Berkeley Physicist Shares 2011 Nobel Prize

California physicist Saul Perlmutter says nobody expects to win a Nobel Prize.


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UC Berkeley Leaders Condemn ‘Diversity Bake Sale’

Student leaders at the University of California, Berkeley are condemning a Republican group’s satirical bake sale aimed at opposing affirmative action legislation.


A U.S. military guard moves an "enemy combatant" within the detention center on September 16, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Berkeley Considers Inviting Guantanamo Detainees

Berkeley officials are considering inviting Guantanamo detainees to live in the city. The City Council is scheduled to vote next week on a resolution that would extend a formal invitation to any detainees at the U.S. naval base who have been cleared of wrongdoing.


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Berkeley Taxpayers May Pay For Sex-Change Surgery

Taxpayers may soon be paying for sex-change surgeries in Berkeley.


The suspects car seen after crashing in Berkeley (CBS)

Suspect Dies After Highway 80 Chase, Crash

Authorities say a man wanted for allegedly trying to run over an officer died when his car crashed in Berkeley during a high-speed police pursuit.