Woman robbed in Downtown Berkeley

A woman was the victim of an alleged strong-arm robbery Sunday afternoon in Downtown Berkeley. At around 2:30 p.m., the woman was standing on Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue when she was allegedly approached by a man who forcibly took her iPhone and fled the scene in a green Jeep
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Police officers meet up after planned protests in Oakland. Some thought protests would spring up in Oakland and Los Angeles after the release of Johannes Mehserle.

Mehserle’s release from jail passes by quietly

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant III in 2009, was quietly released from jail early Monday morning. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Mehserle was released from the Los Angeles County Jail after serving 11 months for the involuntary manslaughter of Grant, the 22-year-old Mehserle
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Woman allegedly robbed in North Berkeley

A woman was allegedly attacked and robbed of her purse in North Berkeley last Monday night. At about 10:55 p.m., the 26-year-old woman was walking home from the Downtown Berkeley BART station when she was approached by another woman on Le Conte Avenue between Scenic Avenue and Hearst Avenue, according
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Two men injured in South Berkeley shooting

When Berkeley police responded to reports of a shooting on the 1500 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley Friday night, they found two men suffering from injuries sustained that night. At about 10 p.m., a group of young men were socializing in front of an apartment building on the
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Former Berkeley High School student found dead

A former Berkeley High School student was found dead in her dorm room at Bennington College in Vermont on Thursday, though the cause of her death is still unknown. The Bennington Banner, a Vermont newspaper, reported that the cause of death for 18-year-old Emily Kassier, who graduated from Berkeley High
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Murder trial ends in guilty verdicts

A jury announced Tuesday that it handed down guilty verdicts to two men in an Oakland triple-murder case — nearly four and a half years after the incident occurred. After deliberating for nearly a week, the jury found Asmerom Gebreselassie, 47, and Tewodros Gebreselassie, 43, guilty of all 14 charges
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