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A city law promises pot smokers immunity from possession charges if they report their stolen cannabis to the police.

Will the X-Plicit Players never run out of ideas? At last weekend's People's Park anniversary fete, the group trotted out a naked child.

Have we found the world's longest acronym? PALPFPHUB: People Against Lots of Parking and For Plenty of Housing on Underhill Block.

A City of Berkeley public ordinance reads, "Enjoy Yourself Today - Smile!"

Critical Mass has a new outgrowth: Clitoral Mass, the all-female version of the bike-riding activist group.

Biology 1A students have some added requirements for the final: earplugs in the case of noise, or, more drastically, a clipboard - if a bomb threat or fire alarm interrupts the exam, students will be able to sit outside and take it.

It's Not Easy Being Mayor: Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean's office was locked when some constituents came by last week. In responding to their disappointment, Dean wrote that her office is "frequently visited by individuals who could be a danger to staff and other visitors."

The Berkeley City Council may decide to waive permit fees for the S.F. Mime Troop because, the resolution reads, "the free performances in the parks are a beloved Berkeley summer tradition."

It might be time for summer, but Only in Berkeley is staying for summer school and hopes to appear weekly - that is, if people keep sending ideas! Help out at

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