An estimated 1500 people attended Greek Carnival on Lower Sproul on Monday evening.

How much weight can Lower Sproul take?

Four months ago, UC Berkeley engineers and administrators — fearing that excessive weight could cause damage to the garage below — refused to allow any vehicle larger than a golf cart drive across the Lower Sproul Plaza. Monday night, approximately 1,500 Greek-curious students — whose combined weight far outstrips that
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UC releases 2010 payroll data

The UC’s 2010 annual payroll report, published Wednesday, revealed a continuing decline in state funding for UC pay as payroll funding from federal government sources and teaching hospitals increased.In 2010, less than a third of funding for systemwide compensation came from state funds and educational fees, according to the report.The
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Berkeley professor named among world’s top innovators

Pieter Abbeel, a UC Berkeley assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences known for programming robots to learn basic household tasks like folding towels and pairing socks, has been named on a list of the world’s top young innovators published in Technology Review Tuesday. Abbeel, along with 34
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Telegraph Avenue Storefront

New tattoo parlor to open on Telegraph Avenue

A custom tattoo parlor opening next month on Telegraph Avenue will be the latest addition to Berkeley’s wide array of piercing studios, gourmet restaurants and stylish boutiques. Set to begin business during the first weekend of September, War Horse Tattoo will be located at 2599 Telegraph at the corner of
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Crime in Berkeley: August 14 – August 18

View Berkeley Crime Blotter 8/15/2011 – 8/18/2011 in a larger map The following is sample of crime in the city of Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Robbery Via Punch — Dwight Way and Piedmont Avenue A group of four young men, unknown if affiliated, were walking
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Aggravated assault on Telegraph Avenue

The following is a crime alert, provided by UCPD. On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, about 8:30 p.m., a 17 year old pedestrian was the victim of aggravated assault along the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue.  The victim told the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) that he was with a
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