Committee releases gun control and safety report

Violence prevention education, increased security presence and screening for weapons at schools are just a few recommendations from the Berkeley Unified School District’s Ad Hoc Safety Committee, released in a gun control and safety report June 24. The committee presented the report to the district’s Board of Directors Wednesday night
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UC, CSU face $150 million cut each in Democrat budget proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown joined state Democratic leaders Monday afternoon to announce that they have agreed on a newly revised budget plan — which includes an additional $150 million cut each to the University of California and California State University systems, bringing the total cuts for each system to $650 million
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Woman struck by train, killed at Ashby BART station

A woman was struck by a train and killed at the Ashby BART station this afternoon. At around 12:47 p.m., the woman was hit as a northbound train entered the station, according to BART spokesperson Jim Allison. According to Allison, witnesses later explained that the woman did not appear to
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Gayley Street's potholes are a result of Berkeley's deteriorating pavement. The city's pavement condition was given a score of 60 out of a possible 100 points in a report by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Report ranks pavement condition in ‘fair’ category

The overall condition of pavement on the city of Berkeley’s thoroughfares is just shy of entering a level that would greatly increase the need for major rehabilitation, according to a recent report. The report, released last Wednesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, gave Berkeley a pavement condition index of 60
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City Council to vote on budget proposals

                    With the Berkeley City Council set to adopt a city budget at its meeting Tuesday, a number of employee layoffs and reductions to city programs may result. The city is looking at eliminating about 79 positions — some of which
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Campus alumna Mia Geurts received the award for her humanitarian efforts in addition to her military service.

UC Berkeley alumna honored as Veteran of the Year

UC Berkeley alumna Mia Geurts was honored by State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, as the district’s Veteran of the Year last Wednesday. At a luncheon ceremony held Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento, Geurts — who served as a United States Army combat medic in Iraq — was presented with the award
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Police evacuated customers and employees from Andronicos Community Markets after receiving a call describing a man in the store with an assault rifle. No such man was found in the subsequent search.

Berkeley police evacuate Andronico’s market

Berkeley police officers with guns drawn evacuated customers and employees from Andronico’s Community Markets on Telegraph Avenue near Derby Street Friday night. At about 8:15 p.m., a community member called the Berkeley Police Department to report a suspicious circumstance, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. The 21-year-old
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The Center for Race and Gender co-sponsored the study, which focused on prejudice against Islam.

Center for Race and Gender co-sponsors report on Islamophobia

The United States was given a score of 6.4 on a one to 10 scale measuring nationwide Islamophobia, with 10 being the “worst possible situation for Muslims,” in the first annual “Same Hate, New Target” report released June 23. The report, co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Race and
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William Tatlonghari, David Moreno-Medina and Maria Parar visit the Campanile, which will begin being renovated starting July 5. The process will last just under six weeks.

Campanile renovations will cost about $40,000

UC Berkeley’s Sather Tower, better known as the Campanile, will be closed to visitors for six weeks beginning next month to make its entrance more wheelchair accessible. Due to the fact that the only visitor-accessible entrance will be blocked by construction efforts, visitors will not be allowed inside the building
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