Community members plan Occupy Berkeley protest at Bank of America

UC Berkeley students and community members are planning a protest related to the Occupy Wall Street movement to take place Oct. 15 outside the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. Occupy Berkeley, is “connected in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street,” and organized by a largely anonymous group
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Southside Plan will increase affordable housing around campus

Following longstanding efforts to increase affordable housing throughout the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week will further promote the development of affordable units over the next few years as the city seeks to increase the availability of low-cost housing for UC Berkeley
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Community members react to approval of Southside Plan

In the midst of a vast amount of support for increased affordable student housing directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week has left some community members unsure about how it will improve the business climate in the area. The
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Littlebird sits in a tree in People's Park.

People’s Park tree-sitter preaches park issues to passersby

Sitting on top of a high cedar tree in People’s Park, a protester who calls himself Littlebird preached to a small audience Friday afternoon, shouting chants and poetry to park dwellers, police officers and passers-by. The conference, which lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, consisted of Littlebird reading poetry and
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Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, with ASUC members behind her, speaks on the steps of city hall.

Students submit redistricting proposal to create student supermajority district

UC Berkeley student leaders, Berkeley City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, gathered on the steps of city hall Friday morning to submit a redistricting proposal for the creation of two student super-majority districts. Under overcast skies, ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman, ASUC President Vishalli Loomba,
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