On Jan. 20 about 1,000 students and community members came together on Sproul Plaza to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump before marching to Oakland.
Following Donald Trump's inauguration Friday Jan. 20, students and community members took to the streets in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco to protest his controversial statements, joining millions of activists marching across the country and the globe.
The Organic Coup, an USDA-certified organic restaurant, opened at 2309 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley Marina got its first ferry commuter service in decades, setting sail Jan. 27.
Violent protests outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building forced controversial conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos' event to be canceled.
Jacquelyn Smith, a former employee at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, filed a lawsuit against her ex-employer Thursday, alleging the lab discriminated against her for her disability.
Migos, a rap trio, performed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco Feb. 14.
UC Berkeley’s eSports team claimed first place in a national video game tournament on Feb. 19, winning $42,000 of the $100,000 total in scholarships and other prizes.
UC Berkeley student Taylor Harvey founded the Homeless Student Union, or HSU, to fight housing insecurity throughout the university after struggling with homelessness since the age of 16.
Women on Lower Sproul shared personal stories, read poems and sang songs about female empowerment in multiple languages March 8 as part of the global women’s strike for International Women’s Day.
The Red Hot Chili Pepper's signature rock-funk sound and live energy was put on display at Oracle Arena on March 12.
Carol Christ was nominated March 13 to serve as the campus’s next chancellor.
Students from the campus group South Asians for Social Justice held a vigil and open forum May 16 in honor of two Indian immigrant men — Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Harnish Patel — who were both murdered in February.
Members of the Undergraduate Workers Union, or UWU, blocked Sather Gate on Saturday afternoon during Cal Day, demanding higher wages, safer working conditions and tuition rollback.
A March for Science rally took place on Sproul Plaza during Cal Day, drawing in a crowd of hundreds of scientists, researchers, students and community members in support of scientific facts and research.
Two CalSERVE candidates, two Student Action candidates and an independent candidate won the five executive seats in the 2017 ASUC election, marking the first bipartisan executive branch since 2014.
The “Free Speech Rally” in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park quickly became violent April 15 as several members of the crowd were hit with pepper spray and numerous fights broke out. Berkeley Police Department made 20 arrests.
Graduates enter through the tunnel at California Memorial Stadium for spring commencement.
An investigation into outgoing chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ misuse of public funds, which revealed he failed to pay $4,990, cost the university a total of $57,671 to carry out — more than 10 times the cost of the misused funds — according to invoice documents obtained by The Daily Californian.
The First Congregational Church of Berkeley at 2345 Channing Way opened its doors for the first time May 21 after a massive fire last fall.
On June 21 at Longfellow Middle School, the Berkeley community gathered to express opposition to the Urban Shield police training program.
The LGBTQ+ community and allies broke out rainbow regalia June 24 and 25, uniting in love and resistance for San Francisco’s 47th annual Pride festivities.
A family of once-endangered peregrine falcons are now nested comfortably atop the Campanile, bringing the campus community a rare glimpse into the life cycle of these predatory birds.
The UC Berkeley campus typically allocates about $200,000 each year to manage protests, but in fiscal year 2016-2017, it spent almost $900,000 responding to protests, as first reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
On July 8, CalSol, a campus solar vehicle team, won the Formula Sun Grand Prix, or FSGP, an annual nationwide solar vehicle track race.
Ford GoBike, a new bike sharing system designed for one-way trips, has finally arrived in Berkeley.
Six pivotal players on the Cal rugby team were honored in the 2017 Collegiate All-Americans awards presented by USA Rugby. The oldest intercollegiate sport at Cal, the rugby program at UC Berkeley has established itself as the dominant team at the Division 1 level. This past season, the team posted a record of 37-4, following a consecutive sweep of 7s and 15s titles, furthering the program’s championship legacy.
About 200 firefighters from nine local fire departments, including Berkeley Fire Department, Oakland Fire Department and the Alameda County Fire Department, responded to a 20-acre fire in the Berkeley Hills that caused evacuations at a number of campus properties.
Incoming students broke a Guinness World Record for the largest human letter, formed by 7,194 incoming first-year and transfer students. The activity was part of Bear Affair, one of the many events of the new weeklong orientation program, Golden Bear Orientation.
About 7,000 people flooded Downtown Berkeley on Aug. 27 in a confrontation between “alt-right” ralliers and counterprotesters that ended in pepper spray, purple smoke and 13 arrests.
CRISPR (pronounced like the “crisper” in a refrigerator) was first discovered by Jennifer Doudna, campus professor of molecular biology and chemistry, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French biologist now at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. In layman’s terms, CRISPR allows a scientist to make incredibly precise cuts inside a gene very quickly, slashing hours from genomic research.
By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN, held a rally opposing President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, with a six-month delay in enforcement.
On Sept. 7, Berkeley Humane Society partnered with Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, or ARF, and East Bay SPCA to transport 60 dogs and 92 cats away from the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to escape Hurricane Irma.
Though the campus had prepared extensively for potential violence, Ben Shapiro’s speaking event at UC Berkeley on Sept. 14 went on largely uninterrupted, drawing a peaceful protest that ended in a short march through Berkeley’s streets.
Controversial conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos spoke to a crowd of about 50 people on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Sunday before hurriedly leaving campus on what would have been the first day of the canceled “Free Speech Week.”
As of Oct. 1, Berkeley has increased the city’s minimum wage from $12.53 to $13.75 per hour.
In the wake of the 17 wildfires in the North Bay, the National Weather Service issued a second red flag warning for the North and East Bay Hills.
The Sonoma fires ripped through communities this October, leaving many without homes, including some UC Berkeley students.
BART Police Department posted eviction notices beside the tents of two homeless encampment sites in South Berkeley Oct. 21, demanding that encampment residents permanently vacate the area within 72 hours.
Community members gathered Nov. 5 to protest the planned closure of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center services, which would leave the community without emergency services from Richmond to Downtown Oakland.
Demonstrators at UC Berkeley took to Sproul Plaza on Nov. 29 to protest the U.S. House Republicans’ tax bill in light of how it would impact graduate students.
UC Berkeley student Hash Khan sits atop his school bus, which he is retrofitting to be his home on wheels to escape the high rent prices in Berkeley.
Dave Bacon, a 61-year-old who's been living outside since he was 21, stands in his new community, a homeless encampment at Aquatic Park.
UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UC President Janet Napolitano discussed free speech on college campuses and how administrators should respond to controversial events at a moderated interview hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Dec. 4.
For the second year in a row, Cal Athletics will receive a $20 million bailout from the chancellor’s office to close its deficit, raising questions about the long-term sustainability of the department.