Students present postcards in support of DREAM Act

Student leaders from California’s public higher education institutions teamed up Monday to present Gov. Jerry Brown’s staff with 11,309 postcards, each urging the governor to sign the second part of the California DREAM Act  — AB 131 — into law. Luis Quinonez, a staff member for the bill’s author,  Assemblyman
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Local radio station listeners petition for board member’s recall

KPFA radio station listeners submitted a petition with over 800 signatures Saturday, voting for a recall election of  Tracy Rosenberg, board member for the station’s parent organization. Members of the SaveKPFA coalition — who spearheaded the petition — cite Rosenberg’s part in the Pacifica Foundation’s decision to eliminate the Morning
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New programs set sights on closing racial achievement gap

This fall, the Berkeley Unified School District will launch new programs in its schools as part of 2020 Vision, an effort to close the district’s racial achievement gap. The programs aim to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency and overall attendance — three of the eight improvement areas identified
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Board to consider another charter school petition

In the wake of the opening of Berkeley Unified School District’s first charter school late last month, the district’s Board of Education will consider another charter school petition this week. At its meeting Wednesday, the board will review a proposal from Oakland-based Integrity Educational Center, which resubmitted a petition to
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BART is considering a 30-minute extension to its Friday night service and thereby a 20-minute delay on Saturday mornings.

BART officials propose designating area for reporters at protests

Following the detention of at least six journalists at a protest Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials have proposed new guidelines for media that would create a designated area in the station for reporters to cover protests. The idea is to have reporters stand behind a line to ensure their
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Some of the city’s public housing units are located on Ward Street. The Berkeley Housing Authority aims to rehabilitate the city's 75 units.

Developer may take on public housing project

The Berkeley Housing Authority received a recommendation from one of its subcommittees Thursday regarding their impending decision to choose a developer to rehabilitate the city’s 75 public housing units. The housing authority has now entered into an exclusive negotiating rights agreement with housing development company The Related Companies of California,
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Campus study abroad units join to increase access for students

In an effort to increase the number of UC Berkeley students studying abroad, the campus created a single unit that combines the administration of all the campus study abroad offices. The new office, called Summer Session, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning, combines the administration for Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad,
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Former Cal golfer’s death labeled ‘suspicious’

Former Cal women’s golfer Diane Kwon’s death has been labeled “suspicious,” according to the Fremont Police Department. A passerby found Kwon’s body lying near her car in a Fremont parking lot on Sept. 5 around 11 p.m., according to the department. The cause of death has yet to be determined,
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