These were among the most-read stories by Berkeley Patch viewers this past week:
Overnight fire damaged exterior, part of front dining room.
The percent of Berkeley's labor force that lives in the city is small and continues to shrink, as high rents and home prices force those who work in the city to seek homes elsewhere, according to a city report on Berkeley's economic development.
If you have recyclable items from spring cleaning, consider dropping them off at places such as Out of the Closet or Urban Ore.
A large striped crescent painted on Solano Avenue at Colusa Avenue in Berkeley has created some confusion about what turns are permitted.
Downsizing is one trend in the real estate market. Here's a house in Berkeley with less than 1,000 square feet.
And the week's most popular blog: What Happens When Pets Eat Antidepressants? by Shea Cox, DVM.
What do you think of this week's top stories?
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