These were among the most-read stories by Berkeley Patch viewers this past week:
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has written to more than 50 cities and a couple of counties nationwide to work together to stop the sale of local post offices. The U.S. Postal Service is selling off its post office buildings to cut costs.
Selected items from the Berkeley crime log for March 3—9 also include vandalism, robbery, auto theft.
"Eternal" has been painted on the side of a dilapidated house at the corner of Cedar and Fourth streets in Berkeley's Ocean View neighborhood for decades, and it never seems to fade away.
The male student was treated for minor injuries after the Wednesday morning mugging.
Two employees were shot during the robbery.
And the week's most popular blog: Residential Street Sweeping by Call Howler.
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