An iridescent green hummer visits the blooming Alstromeria at the UC Botanical Garden. Photo, taken on May 21, 2016, by Kathy

Op-ed: Berkeley city Housing Action Plan not yet useful (Daily Cal)
Traditional 1901 Berkeley home in Claremont oozes charm (SFGate)
Berkeley voters could fact dueling Robin Hood taxes (East Bay Times)
Ike’s Place opens new location in downtown Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Berkeley backs plan to address housing crisis (Mercury News)
Man surrenders; he hit Berkeley cyclist after smoking marijuana, police say (East Bay Times)
East Bay rapper Caleborate drops new video, announces next album (SFWeekly)
Anonymous punks launch boycott of legendary 924 Gilman music venue (East Bay Express)
In “slowest pursuit ever” CHP corals baby geese on I-80 in Berkeley (CHP)
David Kessler’s recipe from the heart: free sandwiches for Berkeley students (East Bay Times)
Water energy nexus new focus of Berkeley Lab research (Berkeley Lab)
The best of East Bay shopping (Racked)

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