Woman robbed of necklace at gunpoint

A woman was the victim of an armed robbery in Berkeley Thursday, in which a man allegedly ripped off a gold necklace she was wearing. At approximately 1:20 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was standing outside Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Ashby Avenue when a man approached her and pointed
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Two armed robberies occur within minutes of each other

Berkeley Police Department responded to two armed robberies Saturday that occurred within minutes of each other. At around 6 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old Berkeley man was standing on Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Ashby Avenue when he was approached by a man who asked the time, according to Sgt.
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Berkeley gas station robbed at gunpoint

A Berkeley gas station was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, leading to a search for a suspect who has yet to be found. The Berkeley Police Department received a call regarding a robbery at a Chevron gas station at 3048 Ashby Ave. around 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, and when officers arrived
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Organization brings case to federal court against Livermore Lab

SAN FRANCISCO – A local community organization presented its case against the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in federal court Wednesday morning, alleging that the lab handled potentially lethal chemicals without proper environmental review. The organization, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, challenged the U.S. Department of Energy, which funds the
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Two armed robberies occur on Southside days apart

Two separate armed robberies occurred south of campus this week, according to police. The first occurred Tuesday at about 1:20 a.m. when a 63-year-old male victim was walking near the intersection of Durant and College avenues, according to a UCPD crime alert. According to the alert, five male teens approached
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Robbery attempted on Southside Thursday

A robbery was attempted Thursday near the intersection of Haste and Dana streets. The Berkeley Police Department responded to the incident at about 6:10 p.m., according to a UCPD Crime Alert. According to the alert, the suspect is described as a teenage male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black
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Attempted rape committed at Occupy Berkeley camp Tuesday

A man associated with Occupy Berkeley allegedly attempted to rape a woman inside a tent at the encampment Tuesday. According to a crime blotter released by the Berkeley Police Department, at about 7:28 p.m. the man entered the female victim’s tent at the encampment at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
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Protesters rally before Occupy Cal demonstrators’ proceedings

A group of UC Berkeley students, faculty and Occupy Cal protesters called for Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s resignation during a rally in Oakland Monday morning before scheduled court proceedings for some of the movement’s protesters. The proceedings — which took place at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse — for the 39
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