Gov. Brown signs second part of California DREAM Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second part of the California DREAM Act into law Saturday. AB 131 will allow undocumented students to apply for and receive state financial aid, such as Cal Grants. The California DREAM Act is composed of two parts, both authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. AB 131 is
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UC Berkeley mumps outbreak spreads to 27

A mumps outbreak among the UC Berkeley community has increased to 27 suspected and confirmed cases, state officials said Friday. According to Ralph Montano, spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health, seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at UC Berkeley. There are now 20 suspected cases of
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Hundreds of people waited in line outside UC Berkeley's Tang Center to receive a free mumps vaccination.

Mumps outbreak prompts hundreds to get vaccine

In light of the recent mumps outbreak, hundreds of students and faculty braved intermittent rain Thursday to wait for a vaccine that immunizes against mumps, measles and rubella. At least 900 students, faculty and staff — who waited in line for an hour — were vaccinated Thursday, according to Kim
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Group of former chancellors pushes for drastic tuition hikes

A group of former University of California chancellors suggest raising tuition to about $24,000 for in-state students and increasing the number of out-of-state and international students in a report sent to UC President Mark Yudof Aug. 4 and made public in October. In late June, former chancellors Richard Atkinson and
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UCPD grabs grenade found in Greenbrae ground

UCPD’s bomb squad was called into Greenbrae — a small community in Marin County — after a hand grenade was found in a residential neighborhood Monday. At around 4 p.m., the Twin Cities Police Authority called UCPD after a landscaper discovered the device protruding out of the ground while working in
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Bayer reaches proposed contract with workers’ union

After months of negotiations, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has reached a proposed contract this week with International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6, for its hundreds of workers at Bayer’s plant in South Berkeley. The proposed contract, which was announced this week by the union and affects approximately 420 workers at
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Berkeley Planning Commission discusses new museum building design

Following the unveiling of designs for the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive building last month, members of Berkeley’s Planning Commission offered their own opinions about the plans at a meeting Wednesday night. Robert Gayle, associate vice chancellor for capital projects at UC Berkeley, presented plans detailing the
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