Occupy Berkeley protesters setting up tents in Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park in early October.

Demonstrators remain resolute in Occupy Berkeley protest

Ghostchaser, silver hair flowing from her rhinestone-adorned black cap, took long sips of her coffee while sitting among cardboard signs and sleeping bags in front of the Bank of America in Downtown Berkeley Monday morning. She does not get much sleep anymore since she has to worry about thieves breaking
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Violation Inforgraphic

UCPD report shows increase in liquor-, drug-related incidents in 2010

UC Berkeley experienced a spike in the number of liquor- and drug-related incidents resulting in police action in 2010 compared to 2009, according to UCPD’s annual campus safety report. The campus, campus-owned buildings and the surrounding public area — marked by Virginia Avenue to the north, Dwight Way to the
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Berkeley City Council, school district to vacate Old City Hall

Both the Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley City Council plan to vacate Old City Hall, which houses the district’s offices and council chambers, in the near future. The building, located at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and also called the Maudelle Shirek Building, after the former council member,
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Occupy Berkeley protesters march along streets in Downtown Berkeley Saturday.

Occupy Berkeley protesters march through downtown

As many as 300 people took to the sidewalks in Downtown Berkeley Saturday as part of a demonstration sparked by the Occupy Wall Street movement to protest social and economic inequality and corporate greed. Joining what Occupy Wall Street declared the worldwide “International Day of Action,” over 100 protesters gathered
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Telegraph Ave Meeting @ Moes

Community members meet to discuss Telegraph area improvement

Southside community members met in the basement of Moe’s Books Thursday night for the first meeting of the Telegraph Livability Coalition to suggest possible changes to improve the Telegraph Avenue atmosphere in terms of business, cleanliness, safety and tourism. UC Berkeley juniors and ASUC Senators Andrew Albright and Anthony Galace
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Berkeley school district rejects charter school proposal

A proposal for a charter school was turned down by the Berkeley Unified School District’s Board of Education this week. The board followed with the staff recommendation at its Wednesday meeting to reject the proposal for Integrity Education Center, an earlier version of which the board denied earlier this year.
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State prison realignment less of a burden on local counties

California’s dramatic prison realignment plan enacted this month appears to be less of a burden for the counties around Berkeley than in other parts of the state. An attempt to reduce prison overpopulation and rates of repeat offense, Gov. Jerry Brown’s realignment plan — which went into effect Oct.1 under
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District awaits results as 2020 Vision plan enters early stages

Although nearly all of the Berkeley Unified School District’s plans to close the district’s racial achievement gap by 2020 are under way, measuring the progress so far remains difficult, since the programs are still in their early stages. The plan, called 2020 Vision, is composed of 87 action steps that
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