Goodwin Liu withdraws appeals court nomination [Mercury News]
Berkeley’s Rialto cinemas screening Frameline Festival movies [SF Chronicle]
La Pena celebrates 36 years [East Bay Express]
UC Berkeley scientists see ways to fight spam [New York Times]
Bamboo art piece takes form at Botanical Garden [UCB News Center]
Berkeley merchants push for ban on sitting [East Bay Express]

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...