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Week in Review: Woodward Dream Cruise, Berkley CruiseFest, Coolidge Reopens and More

Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.

We shared a lot of good information last week and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights:

  • : We've got the scoop on news, interesting tidbits and people profiles from Saturday.
  • Huntington Woods Native Kristen Bell Talks Love, Movies, Michigan Roots: She co-stars with fellow Michigander Dax Shepard in "Hit & Run," which opens Wednesday.
  • : In a Blue Mitten survey of influential Michigan Democrats, most respondents said that Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential nominee will galvanize state Democrats.
  • : Hundreds of classic cars parade along 12 Mile Road before an evening of festivities downtown Friday.
  • : Westborn Market in Berkley hosts the 10th annual fundraiser for the Metro Detroit food charity.
  • : The event will generate approximately $56 million for businesses in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties – as well as international exposure for the area – but some merchants along the route say their sales take a dive during the event.
  • : Approximately 4 million of the products were recalled this week after nearly 20 reports of infant skull fractures.
  • : Stagecrafters presents Legally Blonde at the Baldwin Theatre.
  • : Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and lose state-funded health care in retirement under a bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval.
  • : Alternate routes for emergency vehicles Saturday include mile roads, neighborhood streets, Coolidge Highway and Greenfield Road, officials say.
  • : Hundreds of customers were without service Thursday morning in Berkley, as were dozens in Royal Oak, according to the utility's outage map.
  • : We take a closer look at the Auburn Hills intersection and the turn signal involved in the crash of the car transporting L. Brooks Patterson last week.
  • : The Oakland County Health Division has received confirmation of two human cases of the illness and urges resident to take steps to protect themselves during outdoor activities, it says in a press release.
  • : Senior Day will feature live music, tractor train tours, bingo and more.
  • : "An emphasis on deficits should not get to the point where building the area of strength gets neglected," the author writes in an opinion piece on TakePart.com.
  • Canton's Olympic Star Allison Schmitt Receives Hero's Welcome: Swimmer savors quick visit to hometown before returning to college.
  • : Beaumont One helicopter will transport critically ill and accident scene patients to Royal Oak.
  • : Residents and business owners who are fed up with the event and the activity that precedes it sound off on Facebook.
  • : Due to the extent of injuries that occurred in the crash, the case will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office.
  • : The fourth annual Berkley Education Foundation fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and have a new, lower price.
  • : The northbound lanes were reopened more than a month ahead of schedule Monday.
  • : Here's where you can send a card to the Oakland County executive, who was injured in a car crash Friday.
  • : The gift will be used to purchase books for at-risk students; it serves as part of the local group's effort to build a partnership with the district and earn Rotary International's 2012-13 Presidential Citation.

Best of the blogs

  • : Enjoy these delicious burgers, even if you don't have a grill!
  • : Find out if hiring a birth or postpartum doula might benefit your family.
  • : Remember to be genuine when writing your college application essays; it matters.
  • : A fun, human-interest piece on a surprising connection between the two candidates for Oakland County Executive.

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