Matundu Makalani, a former Andronico's employee of eight years, was laid off last month when the grocery chain was acquired by new ownership.

Andronico’s employee let down by layoff

At the Andronico’s Community Markets branch formerly on University Avenue, the week of Oct. 24 was one of uncertainty and worry. The employees carried on their duties with forced smiles and had no answer when customers asked whether they would have jobs after the store closed permanently. At its height,
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3.2 magnitude earthquake rattles East Bay Saturday afternoon

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook the East Bay Saturday afternoon. The quake, which hit at 2:52 p.m., was centered in northeast Oakland and caused light shaking and no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More than a dozen earthquakes have hit Berkeley over the past two weeks. Soumya Karlamangla
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Berkeley teachers, students join Occupy Movement at general strike

Hundreds of teachers and students from Berkeley and Oakland schools participated in the general strike Wednesday in Downtown Oakland, where upwards of 3,000 protesters marched in the streets in support of the Occupy movement. In the Berkeley Unified School District, 24 employees — all teachers — asked for the day
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A protester jumps from one semi trailer to another. Protesters stopped semi trucks along the approaches to the port.

Protesters shut down maritime operations at Port of Oakland

OAKLAND — In an attempt to shut down maritime operations, protesters from the Occupy Movement marched to the Port of Oakland during Wednesday’s general strike, effectively shutting down business for the evening while causing no reported damage. The march began at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland and lead the crowd
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A protester yells into a bullhorn outside of a Downtown Oakland Bank of America at general strike Wednesday.

Thousands of demonstrators gather in Downtown Oakland for general strike

OAKLAND — Thousands of demonstrators from the Occupy Movement have been gathering in Downtown Oakland since 9 a.m. this morning in the nation’s first general strike since 1946, with many marching through the streets chanting and displaying signs expressing anti-capitalist sentiments. The general strike — centered at the intersection of
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Posters around the UC Berkeley campus advertise the general strike happening in Oakland on Wednesday.

Protesters plan to shut down Oakland for Nov. 2 general strike

Anywhere from several hundred to several thousand people from throughout the Bay Area are expected to converge in Downtown Oakland Wednesday for a Day of Action and general strike — the nation’s first since 1946, which also took place in Oakland — that Occupy Movement protesters hope will shut down
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Due to recent earthquake activity and predicitons, REI has seen an increase in sales of emergency supplies.

Earthquake predictions trigger anxiety, fear in Berkeley community

As earthquakes continue to shake Berkeley and residents become increasingly anxious, fears have been intensified by several unverified predictions of an imminent major quake that have been circulating online. Over the last few days, Quakeprediction.com site owner Luke Thomas, who is not associated with the U.S. Geological Survey, has been
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Berkeley begins week with two more earthquakes

Two more earthquakes rattled Berkeley Monday morning, bringing the total number of earthquakes the city has seen since Oct. 20 up to 16. A magnitude 2.4 earthquake hit at 2:42 am Monday, followed by a magnitude 1.4 at 7:38 a.m. Monday’s quakes come after a magnitude 1.7 quake that hit
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