In Northern California, few cities have worked as long or as hard as Berkeley and Oakland to nudge medical marijuana into the mainstream. But life in the mainstream brings its own set of mainstream problems.Full story
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Sandy Barbour, right, California athletic director, presents Cal's newly named women's basketball coach, Lindsay Gottlieb, with a team jersey during a news conference announcing Gottlieb's appointment Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Berkeley, Calif.
David Araujo of Berkeley, Calif., searches the job listings at the One-Stop Career Center Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, in Oakland, Calif. Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deep
Washington 's Isaiah Thomas shoots past California 's Markhuri Sanders-Frison during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Cliff Harris #13 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates after he returned a punt for a touchdown against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California.