Occupy Berkeley announced this week that it will attempt to shut down the Chase Bank in Downtown Berkeley this Saturday.

Occupy Berkeley plans to shut down Chase Bank Saturday

Occupy Berkeley announced this week that it will attempt to shut down the downtown branch of Chase Bank on Saturday by staging a peaceful demonstration in front of the building. Starting at 10 a.m., the group plans to block the bank’s door and ATMs as well as bar patrons from entering the
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Berkeley City Council is considering banning plastic bags in the city of Berkeley.

Berkeley City Council to consider moving forward with plastic bag ban

Single-use plastic bags might as well be an endangered species in Alameda County. Berkeley City Council is set to consider an item at its Tuesday meeting that would “initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses” that the council is seriously considering adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags.
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City Council to vote Tuesday on revised relocation ordinance

After years of planning and months of debate, the Berkeley City Council is in the final stages of updating an ordinance that would require landlords to provide payments to tenants who are displaced from their housing units. The council will vote at its meeting Tuesday on the updated Relocation Ordinance,
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City council to consider new fee to fill refuse fund deficit

The Berkeley City Council will discuss a proposal Tuesday night that would implement a new fee to help reduce the city’s $1.3 million refuse fund deficit for the 2012 fiscal year. At present, various trash collecting firms pay franchise fees — a percentage of the revenue they generate from rubbish
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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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