Berkeley police officers involved in shooting

Berkeley Police Department officers were involved in a shooting this afternoon in Castro Valley, resulting in the hospitalization of one officer with “serious leg and hand injuries,” according to the sheriff’s office. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. J.D. Nelson, a BPD investigative unit was pursuing a suspect in
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Center for Investigative Reporting to merge with The Bay Citizen

Two-year-old nonprofit news group The Bay Citizen has entered an agreement with the older Berkeley-based news nonprofit the Center for Investigative Reporting to pursue a merger, raising questions about whether each group will stay true to their initial mission statements. The merger — announced Tuesday after being unanimously approved by the
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Recreational Sports Facility offers tease aerobics

“Your booty is a turntable!” booms an amplified voice from one end of a large mirrored exercise room, and dozens of derrieres sway back and forth in compliance. Is this some bizarre dream? No, just a Sunday night Tease Aerobics class.Tease aerobics is exactly what it sounds like: a more
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Decal teaches sexual liberation

UC Berkeley is known for its wide variety of course offerings, especially when it comes to student-taught classes, which include everything from Phish: A Critical Analysis to The Psychology of Text Messaging. One class, however, is best known by the buzz and rumors surrounding it, rather than its cult interest
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

ASUC Senate will vote to put bus pass referendum on ballot

The ASUC Senate will discuss a bill Wednesday night that would put a referendum on the 2012 general election ballot to give students the option to extend unrestricted ridership on local bus services. The bill — authored by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and campus Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab —
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Middle-class families could see tuition and fees cut by two-thirds

University of California students from middle-class families could save over $8,000 a year on tuition under a new plan announced Wednesday by state Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles. Perez’s Middle Class Scholarship Plan would cost the state about $1 billion per year and would be financed by the elimination
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West Berkeley sees rise in number of daytime burglaries

At least 20 daytime burglaries have rattled West Berkeley already this year, leading worried residents to gather at an emergency neighborhood meeting Monday night. The burglaries were reported between Ashby Avenue to the south, University Avenue to the north, San Pablo Avenue to the west and Sacramento Street to the east.
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Members of a group against Prop. 8 celebrate after hearing the verdict passed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Local residents celebrate Prop 8 decision on courthouse steps

SAN FRANCISCO — Albany resident Alan Eckert was alone on the corner of Seventh and Mission streets early Tuesday morning holding a colorful sign that read, “GAYS — We love Boies,” a play on words praising lawyer David Boies for helping oppose California Proposition 8. Eckert felt the need to
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UC Berkeley spends $1,300 to purchase x-rated domain names

UC Berkeley may be known for its academics, athletics and the occasional protest, but the campus administration has paid about $1,300 thus far to stop pornographic websites from buying .xxx domain names associated with the campus. Following other colleges across the country in the fall semester, the campus bought the
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Opponents of Prop. 8 celebrate outside the courthouse after hearing that the court ruled the proposition unconstitutional.

Federal appeals court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled California’s 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Tuesday, upholding an August 2010 decision. “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and
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