Sustainable mushroom farm has UC Berkeley roots

Although he is billed as a mushroom farmer on the currently-airing ABC television series, “The Bachelorette,” Alejandro Velez looks nothing of the sort. Instead of toiling away in a field all day, the affable 25-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus spends his time in a West Oakland warehouse spreading knowledge about growing
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Redistricting measure could appear on November ballot

The Berkeley City Council did not have time to discuss a charter amendment regarding redistricting at its special meeting Tuesday night, though a redistricting measure could still appear on the November ballot this fall. In April, the council asked city staff to create a ballot measure that would amend the
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West Berkeley Project could be implemented as city ordinance

The third phase of the West Berkeley Project — a controversial long-term plan that aims to expand the area’s retail and multi-use space — could be implemented as a city ordinance. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council discussed the project — now in its third phase — and voted
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Friends remember UC Berkeley graduate and mother Milanca Lopez

Milanca Alicia Lopez, 22, a 2012 UC Berkeley graduate, died in a car accident Friday morning in Berkeley. According to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the fatal crash was reported to Berkeley Police Department at 1:13 a.m. Officers responded to the scene at California Street, just north of
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Berkeley police chief used officers to search for son’s stolen iPhone

Berkeley Police Department Chief Michael Meehan used the department’s police forces and assistance to search for his son’s stolen cellphone, according to a department statement released Monday. Meehan’s son’s iPhone was reportedly stolen at Berkeley High School in January, but a report was not immediately written up following the incident.
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1608 Fourth Street is the location of  the new Campus Shared Services Center.

UC Berkeley staff members to move to new off-site center

Staff members from disparate campus departments will find themselves in an off-campus building beginning in September as part of a push to streamline UC Berkeley administration. A lease has been signed for a Fourth Street building that will become the Campus Shared Services Center and house finance, human resources, information technology and
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Hookup: The ambiguity of collegiate intimacy

This is the first installment in a four-part series exploring UC Berkeley’s “hookup culture.” Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy and foster honest conversation. It is a typical Friday night party. The musty combination of sweat, hormones and repressed desires are undercut by
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