Former Vice President Al Gore spoke to law students through video chat on the topics  of energy usage and the environment.

Al Gore video chats with UC Berkeley students

Former vice president Al Gore spoke to a class of about 25 students via video chat Monday morning at the UC Berkeley School of Law about renewable energy and climate change issues. Gore dialed into the class, which focuses on renewable energy methods and policy that will aid the planet
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Spring break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended for spring break on March 23 and picked up again on April 2. Aggregated below is some of our online coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse
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Former Student Action senate candidate says he plans to run as an independent

But the ASUC attorney general says Andrew Kooker will remain a Student Action candidate on the ballot

UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker said in a statement on Friday that he still plans to run for ASUC Senate as an independent candidate, despite being dropped from the Student Action slate last Saturday. Student Action removed Kooker as one of the party’s senate candidates following controversy that arose over
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Police detain man near UC Berkeley campus

Berkeley police detained a man Thursday morning after he threw a plastic sign multiple times at another person and subsequently tried to flee, according to police. At approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday, the man tried to swing a plastic “wet floor” sign at a member of a social service program at
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A man was shot in front of Bobs Liquor, on the corner of Sacramento and Oregon.

Man fatally shot in Berkeley, suspect arrested

A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in Berkeley, marking the city’s third homicide of 2012. In what police say was a targeted shooting, multiple shots were fired at two men in South Berkeley, killing Devin Whitmire, 24, and leaving the other unhurt. Police are holding 18-year-old Randall Oscar
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UC Berkeley releases freshman admissions decisions

After a four-month long wait, more than 61,000 anxious students received freshman admissions decisions from UC Berkeley Thursday. UC Berkeley received a record number of applicants this year, but admitted about 12,000 students to the class of 2016 — about the same as in previous years, according to a video
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UC Board of Regents discuss budget, pension dispute Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO – The UC Board of Regents debated the potential benefits of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative and voted to clarify its stance on a controversial pension cap dispute on Thursday, the final day of the board’s three-day meeting. While UC President Mark Yudof has called on the
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Photos, posts, updates from the UC Regents meeting

View below for a compilation of photos, social media posts, and updates from the third day of the UC Board of Regents meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. [View the story “Live updates from the UC Board of Regents meeting” on Storify]

Mathew Sandoval of UCLA gets arrested by the police.

Three protesters detained at UC Regents meeting Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO – Three UCLA students were detained by UCPD Thursday morning during the final day of this month’s UC Board of Regents meeting, following an interruption of the meeting that stalled proceedings for about 40 minutes. The three students — who have been identified by a UC San Francisco
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