As Close as we came to Berkeley Kite Festival. Other fish to fry. Photo: jhk&alk

After staff explosion, an East Bay restaurant tries to move forward (Express)
EBMUD, Berkeley will repair sewers to keep sewage out of bay (SF Chronicle)
Armed suspect steals man’s backpack (Mercury News)
Berkeley scores with Real Madrid-Inter Milan game (Daily Cal)
Maxine Hong Kingston wins a National Medal of Arts (UCB News)
Sonoma group files suit to stop expansion of Dharma Press  (Press Democrat)
Man fights for a year to get Berkeley parking ticket refund  (ABC 7)
Successful weekend of bicycle valet parking at the Berkeley Kite Festival (Albany Strollers & Rollers)

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...