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"UC Berkeley report cites benefits of higher minimum wage" centralvalleybusinesstimes.com.

"California's businesses are likely to absorb increases in the minimum wage with increased worker productivity, less money spent on recruiting and keeping workers, and with small prices increases in the restaurant industry, the industry most affected by minimum wage increases, according to a report Wednesday from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

The state Legislature is considering a bill to boost the statewide minimum wage to $13 an hour in January 2017 with annual cost of living adjustments starting a year later.

The state minimum is now $8 an hour, going to $9 an hour on July 1, then increasing to $10 an hour on Jan.1, 2016."







"Berkeley City Council to place parks tax increase on November ballot" dailycal.org.

"Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to put a measure on the November ballot to increase the existing parks tax, rather than a broader ballot measure that sought to renovate Berkeley public spaces.

The tax would put more money toward maintaining Berkeley's community parks, pools and buildings, such as the Berkeley Rose Garden, playgrounds and sports fields, at an added tax of about $40 for average-sized homes, for a total of $1.7 million annually."







"UC now able to invest in homegrown technology" dailycal.org.

"UC President Janet Napolitano announced Thursday that the University of California will now be able to invest directly in companies that use and market technology developed at UC facilities after the removal of a 25-year-old policy that prevented such investments.

With the removal of the policy, the university can now make direct financial investments and take equity in companies that have used UC resources. Napolitano also announced a pilot project that will allow the university to accept equity from startups for accessing university services instead of charging them fees. It can also accept equity from campus-run 'incubators' - such as UC Berkeley's SkyDeck, which supports fledgling companies with resources and expertise - to keep startups from running out of cash and to allow the university to benefit from financial returns."









"Search warrants in Berkeley and Oakland yield shooting suspect" Harry Harris, Oakland Tribune.

"One person was arrested Thursday morning after police served four search warrants in Berkeley and Oakland in connection with a June 11 shooting that left two men wounded, authorities said.

Some guns were also recovered but whether they were used in the shooting has not been determined, authorities said.

The warrants were served by Berkeley and Oakland police SWAT teams at homes in the 1600 block of Julia Street, the 1600 block of Russell Street and the 1500 block of Blake Street in Berkeley and the 4600 block of Tyrrell Street in Oakland."






"Fresno, Calif., fires may be work of arsonists, investigators say" chicagotribune.com.

"Fire investigators in the central California city of Fresno on Wednesday were scrutinizing evidence from two brushfires that erupted downtown this week to see if they are related to a string of blazes believed set by serial arsonists.

The two fires that broke out downtown on Monday night were set within minutes of each other, and brought the total in Fresno since May to 23 or more, according to the Fresno Fire Department."








"Summer Concerts in Berkeley's Redwood Grove continue tonight" thebaybridged.com.

"Looking to see a show in one of the most beautiful and intimate 'venues' in the Bay Area? Well, tonight's your chance. Now in its fourth season, the Summer Concerts at Redwood Grove at UC Berkeley's Botanical Gardens continues tonight with performances from The Range of Light and Wilderness and Kelly McFarling. If you can't make it tonight, the series continues every Thursday this summer ­ check out the full list of shows here. Some shows have already sold out, with organizers expecting more to sell out soon, so make sure to get your tickets in advance. Here's a little taste of what to expect from Kelly McFarling tonight."







"Must Try Desserts in Berkeley" dailycal.org.

"Berkeley is a city full of unique cuisines and amazing flavors on every block. Whether you're searching for new ways to please your sweet tooth or looking for something to take your mind off the impending doom of midterms, here are seven desserts in Berkeley that every student must try.

Beignets from Angeline's Lousiana Kitchen

You can travel all the way to New Orleans for perfectly soft beignets doused in powdered sugar, or you can visit Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen on Shattuck Avenue. Angeline's is fam. Angeline's is famous for authentic Cajun cuisine, and its desserts are no exception. These beignets are freshly made and served warm."