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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Lawsuit against UC Berkeley dismissed

A lawsuit contending that UC Berkeley and the UC system failed to mitigate a climate averse to Jewish students was dismissed this week, the campus announced Friday. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the suit, which was originally filed March 4 by UC Berkeley alumnus
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Magnitude 2.7 earthquake shakes Berkeley

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck Berkeley Thursday evening, with its epicenter near Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the UC Berkeley campus. The quake, which hit at 9:18 p.m. Thursday, caused weak shaking and no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt as far away as San
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UC Berkeley alumnus donates $15 million to campus

A UC Berkeley alumnus was honored Monday for his $15 million donation to the campus — a gift that will help finance the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s new building campaign and create a new endowed faculty chair. In a campus event Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced that $14
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UC Berkeley email system to switch from CalMail to Google

UC Berkeley staff, students and administrators will switch from CalMail to Google email services over the course of the next year, according to campus officials. The decision to make Google Apps for Education the new campus email and calendar system comes as part of Operational Excellence — a campus cost-cutting initiative looking to
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Tents set up by members of Occupy Berkeley dot the grass at Martin Luther King Park in Downtown Berkeley.

Occupy Berkeley protesters handed eviction notice

Occupy Berkeley protesters camping out in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park received an eviction notice from Berkeley city staff Tuesday night, warning that failure to comply could result in arrests. The notice, which sets the park closure at 10 p.m. Wednesday, cites Berkeley Municipal code 6.32.020, which restricts
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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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