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In Case You Missed It: Delicious Mystery, Albany's Luxurious Past, Carousels Revived and More

Here are a few stories you may have missed this week, and a couple of great events to look forward to this Labor Day weekend.


Local attorney and environmentalist Robert Cheasty expressed disappointment over the latest plans for the proposed second campus of . This could be a shaky leg in the “three legged stool” that in words of development manager Wei Chiu is the Berkeley Lab effort – developers, community and land owners.


Charlton “Chuck” Bonham has been with Trout Unlimited, a fisheries restoration organization since 2000, was a trip leader in North Carolina and has served with the Peace Corps in Senegal. Read more about this new appointee to this important position.


's photograph of a delectable caramel drizzled dessert from an Albany restaurant elicited many guesses, but remains unsolved. Perhaps this weekend somebody will stumble upon it at dinner and come back to guess.


The Peralta Park Hotel stood at the site of before the turn of the last century. Read about its place in local history, its flamboyant and influential owner and you'll never see the area in the same way again.


A lot of effort goes into the restoration of a classic merry-go-round and one of the country's few master of this trade works and lives in Albany. The story of Lise Liepman was acommpanied by a wonderful photo gallery which is a must-see from this week.

This weekend look forward to:

Sunday, Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m.
This month's musical open mic will be held at and will focus on the art of the pop song. Join this modern hootenanny for an evening filled with “songs of connection, communion, and collapsing your fortress of solitude.”


Monday, Sept. 5, noon to 5 p.m.
Have you been wanting to pick up soccer, baseball or even kickball, but aren't sure where to start? Come to for Albany recreation department's Adult Sports Extravaganza to find your game, your team and the most you'll have exercising this fall.

Everybody makes mistakes ... ! If there's something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor Emilie Raguso at 510-459-8325 or email her at emilier@patch.com.

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