Jacquelyn McCormick will challenge Tom Bates in mayor’s race  [Daily Planet]
Man helps grandmother escape fire in Berkeley home
Beach Boys at the Greek: Retrospective covered all eras [Chronicle]
Should Berkeley join Richmond in cola wars? [Patch]
Bancroft librarian brings David Dodge’s work to light [Lowestoft Chronicle]
Bluebird babies in Berkeley? [Golden Gate Birder]
Tilden Park train turns 60 [California Report]
Cal Prep students beat odds to go to UC Berkeley [UCB News]
Hearing on injunction against Occupy the Farm protestors [Daily Cal]
Berkeley Lab hires sustainability chief [Sustainable Business Oregon]

Video: Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival Berkeley 2012, by Kim Aronson.

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