Spare the Air day declared for Sunday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Sunday a Spare the Air day, meaning it will be illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood indoors or outdoors. The alerts are issued when the concentration of particulate matter in the air could violate state and national health standards,
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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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