City council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., Friday morning to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. Arreguin was one of a few members of the Young Elected Officials Network who were invited to the White House to discuss important local
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Signs prohibiting loitering and trespassing are found on fences and doors around the Berkeley High School campus. Recent incidences of bringing guns on campus have prompted a committee to work on safety recommendations.

Safety committee to present report to school board

A committee focusing on improving gun safety in local high schools will meet one final time this week before presenting a finalized report of recommendations to the district’s Board of Directors June 29. This past school year, seven separate incidences of students bringing guns to Berkeley High School and Berkeley
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The Pacific Steel Casting Company faces an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.

Pacific Steel to undergo employment eligibility audits

The Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company will be subject to an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers, raising concerns about the termination or deportation of any illegal immigrant workers employed by the company. Pacific Steel will be participating in an employment eligibility audit by the U.S. Immigration
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Berkeley City Council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., today in order to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. According to a statement released by his office, Arreguin was one of a few members from the Young Elected Officials Network invited to
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City officials and workers compromise on pension reform

City officials and workers announced Tuesday at the Berkeley City Council meeting their agreement on a two-tiered pension system and a deferral of a previously agreed upon salary increase in hopes of ameliorating Berkeley’s current budget deficit. After nearly four months of negotiations, an agreement that would work to decrease
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Former detained hiker to speak on campus

Sarah Shourd, a UC Berkeley alumna who was detained in an Iranian prison for over a year after being accused of spying with two other alumni, will be speaking on campus Sunday. Hosted by the Berkeley Lecture Series, Shourd will appear with the families of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer,
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Governor vetoes Democratic budget plan

Less than a day after state Democratic legislators passed a budget that included an additional $150 million in cuts to the University of California, Gov. Jerry Brown issued the first veto of a state budget in California’s history. Brown announced in a statement Thursday morning that the plan passed by
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Study reveals emotions trigger generation of neurons

A tantalizing twist in the understanding of how emotions impact memory formation was revealed in a study published Tuesday by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists. In the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers were able to explain that the brain’s center for processing emotional information  — called
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Additional cost-saving proposals will be reviewed

One of seven teams within the campus cost-cutting Operational Excellence initiative may soon be another step closer to seeing its proposals enacted. After proposals from the student service initiative team received guidance from the initiative’s program committee, the coordinating committee — composed of one staff member and one faculty member
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