Updates, photos from Occupy Oakland’s march to UC Berkeley

Occupy Oakland protesters marched on Saturday evening toward the UC Berkeley campus, arriving around 10:30 p.m. They decided to head towards the International House on Piedmont Avenue, where an encampment has been set up and where an “Occupy the Truth” conference is being held this weekend. This march comes one
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Occupy protesters gathered on the steps of International House and set up tents on the lawn.

Occupy Oakland protesters march to International House

Update, Monday 9:15 p.m: At a general assembly meeting Monday evening, protesters continued to discuss how to better organize and increase attendance at Occupy Cal events. As of the meeting, there were no plans to set up tents again. — Protesters from Occupy Oakland converged on UC Berkeley Saturday evening, the
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Proposal to streamline UC Berkeley administrative offices released

In an effort to streamline the number of separate UC Berkeley offices working in administrative areas like human resources, a committee within Operational Excellence released a proposal Thursday to form “shared service centers” for the campus. Despite more than two years of planning, the proposal to create the centers —
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Supporters of fired undocumented workers hold ‘March for Dignity’

Supporters of the 200 undocumented workers fired from Pacific Steel Casting Company held a “March for Dignity” Friday, expressing their frustration, demands for immigration reform and a commitment to continue fighting. More than 400 workers, family members and supporters marched peacefully from City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. to the
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Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting wins MacArthur grant

The Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting is starting its 35th anniversary off right with a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The center, which is the oldest of its kind in the United States, was the recipient of the foundation’s 2012 Creative and Effective Institutions grant, awarded to organizations
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Occupy the Truth conference to take place at UC Berkeley

Occupy the Truth, a conference on information and media transparency, will be held this weekend at UC Berkeley and will feature speakers such as Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s. The conference will be held from Friday to Sunday at UC Berkeley’s International
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Traffic stop turns to arrest for weapons violations

A routine traffic stop turned into an arrest for weapons violations Wednesday in Southwest Berkeley. Berkeley Police Department officers pulled over a car that did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Harmon and King streets and “smelled a strong smell of burnt marijuana” coming from inside
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Eighteen Occupy Cal protesters detained Friday morning

At around 5:30 a.m. Friday, UCPD officers detained 18 Occupy Cal protesters at their encampment outside of Doe Library, campus officials said. The protesters have not yet decided upon a future course of action in the aftermath of the detainments. Seven student and 11 nonstudent protesters were told that “camping
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Ordinance to limit bicycle harrassment takes effect

Berkeley bicyclists now have the right to bring civil suits against drivers who they believe harassed them on the road, thanks to a city ordinance that went into effect Thursday. The ordinance protects bicyclists from threats of assault or injury and prohibits drivers from inflicting them with intentional injury, intentionally
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New UCTV channel to premiere on YouTube

UCTV Prime, the University of California Television’s new YouTube original series, is set to premiere this March in what will be the website’s first production partnership with a university. The series will launch March 1, and will become the first university channel to receive a grant from YouTube, according to UCTV
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