Observations from the center stripe: Free publicity edition

A ROCK group called Temblor would get plenty of publicity every time an earthquake hits California…HARVARD, in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third straight year, has sent more graduates to the White House (8) than to the NBA (4)…BERKELEY OFFICIALS received over 81,000 emails protesting the planned extermination of ground squirrels and gophers at a city park. The city’s population is 112,000…CERTAIN CLICHES endure in the media, like “workers gossiping at the water cooler.” When was the last time you saw a water cooler in a work place?…THE DROUGHT should mean a lot fewer tomatoes falling off trucks along Highway 99 this year…BELIEVE IT or not, Tea Party favorite Rand Paul got a friendly reception when he made a speech at UC Berkeley earlier this week. Not a demonstrator in sight.

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