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How to build a circular patio
A patio of squares and rounds Colored stones, surrounded by pavers of stained concrete, create the illusion of a stream bubbling through the center of this 12-foot patio in Berkeley.
Thu May 23, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Albany police log
About 8 a.m. a caller reported that approximately 20 minutes earlier near Santa Fe Avenue and Key Route Boulevard, a person described as a white male adult in his 30s with dark hair and carrying a backpack whistled to get the caller's attention.
Mon May 20, 2013
New York Post
Sal: Squeeze Weiner for cost of election
With Anthony Weiner about to pop into the race for mayor, one of his Democratic rivals demanded yesterday that he pony up $350,000 for the cost of the election required to fill his hastily vacated congressional seat two years ago.
Occupy the Farm, UC battle
The activists, called Occupy the Farm , have been visiting the San Pablo Avenue site since May 11.
Sun May 19, 2013
PW Online and On Air: Week of May 20, 2013
ShelfTalker Guest blogger Alison Morris chronicles her visit to Greece with other children's book lovers for a Children's Literature New England weeklong institute.
Sat May 18, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Albany: Occupy the Farm activists return to Gill Tract
Occupy the Farm supporters returned to the UC Berkeley-owned Gill Tract on Saturday morning to re-occupy the urban farmland where activists want to grow food for surrounding communities.
Thu May 16, 2013
A Few Words from a David Grefrath, who is currently in jail for farming
On Saturday, May 11th, over a hundred people gathered at the Gill Tract in Albany with the intention of using publicly-owned university land to grow vegetables for a 2nd year in a row.
Tue May 14, 2013
New Patch Mobile App is Coming Soon
We've redesigned Patch and the Patch app. You'll see the new site beginning sometime tonight, Tuesday, or early tomorrow morning, and the new app is coming soon.
Occupy Offshoots Return to Highlight Student Tuition Hikes, Food Sovereignty
Over the course of the past week, actions by offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement have brought attention to the issues of student tuition hikes and food sovereignty.
Essay Honor for Albany 5th Grader from Ocean View School
When the top three winners of a Bay Area essay contest for fifth graders are asked to read their essays at a ceremony in San Francisco Wednesday night, one of them will be Zachary Adler of Ocean View Elementary School.
Mon May 13, 2013
UC Police Raid 'Occupy the Farm' Protest
One person was arrested this morning, Monday, when UC Berkeley police evicted the Occupy the Farm activists who had occupied a university-owned lot next to University Village in Albany.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Police move in on protesters occupying UC land
Police have moved in on protesters who occupied land owned by the University of California in the San Francisco Bay area city of Albany.
Albany Loses Population - Only City in East Bay to Shrink
Albany's population decreased by 0.2 percent last year, the only city in the East Bay to experience a drop, according to a new state report.
Sun May 12, 2013
Swarm of Police Arrest Former Worker at Racetrack
A half-hour standoff between a man in a pickup with what appeared to be a real gun and a swarm of Albany and Berkeley police officers with guns drawn at Golden Gate Fields ended Saturday morning without shots fired and with the arrest of the suspect, police said.
Activist group Occupy the Farm reclaims University of California-owned land
A group of activists reclaimed a tract of land in Albany, Calif., owned by the University of California at Berkeley on Saturday in a takeover they termed Occupy the Farm.
New Prelim Hearing Date for Albany Woman Accused of Murder
Some readers have asked when the preliminary hearing will be held for Diane Sydenham of Albany, who has been charged with murdering a retired Kensington psychologist.
Sat May 11, 2013
Aerial View of Potential UC-vs.-Occupiers Conflict Zone
The attached photo was distributed Friday by UC Berkeley officials to clear up what they termed "misinformation" about the university-owned Gill Tract in Albany, where urban-farming activists from Occupy the Farm have said they plan an occupation on Saturday.
Fri May 10, 2013
19-Year-Old Cat 'Dinki' Is Missing
If you see a skinny, senior-citizen cat with a coat the color of golden straw, it might be the missing "Dinki." We spotted a "Cat Missing" flyer for 19-year-old Dinki on a telephone pole at Nielson Street and San Lorenzo Avenue near the Albany border in North Berkeley's Thousand Oaks neighborhood that was dated April 24, 2013.
Contra Costa Times
Albany planners take first look at new UC plan
The latest plans for a grocery store and senior housing on land owned by the University of California will need some tweaks to satisfy the city's zoning guidelines, the Planning and Zoning Commission told developers May 8. The plans were considered for well over three hours, with the public comment portion taking one hour and 40 minutes.
Liberate the Land Party! Occupy the Farm Returns to Gill Tract
It was about this time last year that UC's development project, slated to pave over much of the historic Gill Tract Farm , was brought to the forefront of public debate by our three-week land occupation.