Last figs of the year by Ned Fielden

Former Chancellor Dirks to teach history course; not everyone is thrilled (Daily Cal)
Berkeley gets warning letter from feds about sanctuary city status (Patch)
Ph.D. student wins Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius award (UC News)
Troy Grek Cuisine closes in Elmwood (Daily Cal)
Cheese Board plans to expand in Berkeley (SF Chronicle)

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