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‘I love coming to the games’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — People float around outside choosing between hot dogs and chicken fingers, while the stadium erupts into cheers behind them. The game is the Giants vs. the Brewers, and most everyone has the Giants insignia on their hats and sweatshirts. Iza Bertram, wearing a Giants T-shirt, said she’s a fan because, “My husband is.”…

Loyal farmers flock to market

BERKELEY, Calif. — An older woman carries a cloth bag up to a stand covered in boxes of vibrantly colored fruits. The man at the stand is already preparing her order.  He greets her by name and smiles as she leaves with her produce. Torrey Olson of Gabriel Farms has been selling produce at the downtown Berkeley…

News, sports classes produce website and standups

Field trips capped the Discover the World of Communication/NSLC programs for students in two classes — Professional Newswriting and Sportswriting and Broadcasting. News students visited the San Francisco Chronicle, where students learned about the history of the paper from Jennifer Blot, assistant to the executive editor and vice president. Blot talked about how two teenage…

Berkeley’s market offers community

BERKELEY, Calif. — For 20 years, Berkeley’s Farmers’ Markets have been providing fresh produce, locally grown, offering a wide variety — from edible flowers to homemade crepes to strawberries, peaches and an assortment of meats, cheese and bread. Every Saturday at Center and Martin Luther King streets, families, musicians and even jugglers make the trip to the market…

Farmers’ market: Not just for produce

BERKELEY, Calif. — The latest craze of consuming fresh food from local markets is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, and Berkeley is no exception. The organic lifestyle is appealing to larger crowds, making farmers busy, if not overwhelmed. Not only is the quality of the produce, fish and bakery items attracting new fans, but the local farms make it a trusted way of…

London 2012: Age limit ruining soccer

Spain is a world power at soccer.  In the past four years leading up to these Olympics, they have captured a FIFA World Cup and two UEFA Euro titles.  At the London games, they fell to Honduras in a shock to the world.  But really it isn’t.  Because Spain sent their U-23 team.  The rule…