Protesters crowded outside of the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue in support of the Occupy Berkeley movement.  Occupy Berkeley was created in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Coverage of Occupy Berkeley

While Occupy Cal at UC Berkeley and nearby Occupy Oakland have garnered national media attention, the city of Berkeley’s Occupy movement has remained for the most part under the radar. However, Occupy Berkeley has been active for more than two months now, and its encampment — set up at Martin Luther
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Members of Occupy Berkeley sit at a table in Martin Luther King Park in Downtown Berkeley.

City issues notice about illegal activities at Occupy Berkeley

The Occupy Berkeley camp at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was issued a notice by the Berkeley city manager’s office Wednesday, saying that the city will take action if the “illegal activities and safety violations” in the park continue. Toward the end of last month, the number of
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Community members gather around warm water pool at Berkeley High School Wednesday evening to hold a mock funeral.

‘Funeral’ marks closure of Berkeley high’s warm water pool

To recognize the closure of Berkeley High School’s warm water pool, roughly 40 people gathered for a “funeral” Wednesday evening to express their discontent at losing the facility, which is set to have its last day of operation Thursday. The pool  —  which city residents have fought to keep open for
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The fire-damaged building at the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue during demolition.

After Nov. 18 fire, Telegraph Avenue area now a disaster zone

Those affected by the Nov. 18 fire that destroyed a building on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans after the area was deemed a disaster zone Wednesday. The area was declared a disaster zone by the U.S. Small Business Administration, meaning
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Members of Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland and others in their march to shut down the Port of Oakland.

Occupy Cal joins Occupy Oakland to shut down port

About 15 protesters from Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland to march to shut down the Port of Oakland Monday night. The Occupy Cal group met at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue near the UC Berkeley campus at 2 p.m. before departing to Oakland. Once there, the protesters joined the larger Occupy rally
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Tents set up by members of Occupy Berkeley dot the grass at Martin Luther King Park in Downtown Berkeley.

Occupy Berkeley continues but stands at ideological crossroads

Nationwide, encampments established as part of the Occupy movement have been sites of conflict and unrest, often resulting in clashes with city officials and local law enforcement. Occupy Berkeley is an exception, though, and some say the lack of resistance to the camp’s existence from the institutions it opposes has
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Friday marks third consecutive Spare the Air day this week

Friday has been declared a Winter Spare the Air day, meaning it will be illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood indoors or outdoors. Wednesday and Thursday of this week were also designated as Spare the Air days and were the first two of the Winter Spare the Air season,
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