Yvette Felarca (left) and Monica Smith (center) were at Monday night's BAMN meeting in Wheeler Hall.

Protesters recount experiences at Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstration

Poised to file a federal lawsuit against UC Berkeley for alleged police brutality, Occupy Cal protesters met in Wheeler Hall Monday night to recount, in vivid detail, their experiences of the police violence at the Nov. 9 protest. About 50 people attended the 2.5-hour meeting, which was organized by BAMN,
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Police attempt to break through a line of students on Nov. 9 during the Occupy Cal protests.

State legislature to hold hearings on police use of force on UC campuses

The state legislature will hold hearings next month on the police use of force during protests on University of California campuses over the past two weeks. The hearings, requested by state Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee Marty Block, D-San Diego, were approved by Assembly Speaker John
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Berkeley lab postpones announcement for second campus

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced in a press release Tuesday that it has pushed back its decision on the location for their second campus to early 2012. The lab received more than 20 responses when it initially opened the search for a site earlier this year, which they narrowed down
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UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau released audio recording Tuesday apologizing for police actions during Occupy Cal.

Birgeneau apologizes for police response to Occupy Cal

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau released an audio message Tuesday regarding the campus response to events of the past few weeks. He said he takes full responsibility for the events of Nov. 9 — which elicited widespread condemnation from faculty and students after police used batons to clear through throngs
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Berkeley’s unemployment rate drops to 9.6 percent, lowest this year

The city of Berkeley’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in October, the lowest it has been this year, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. Berkeley’s labor force was 58,000 in October, of which 5,600 were unemployed, according to the department. October’s rate of
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Poll shows majority of Californians disapprove of DREAM Act

A new poll shows that a majority of California’s registered voters oppose the state’s DREAM Act despite significant political support for the bill, which was signed into law in October. Fifty-five percent of the state’s voters oppose the act, compared to the 40 percent of voters who support it, according
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Raleigh's and Cafe Intermezzo, both Berkeley favorites, are closed as a result of the fire.

Raleigh’s, Cafe Intermezzo destroyed by fire

On Telegraph Avenue between Haste Street and Channing Way, a row of traffic barricades and a sidewalk dusted with ash mark the site of two popular restaurants destroyed by a building fire that broke out this weekend. Cafe Intermezzo and Raleigh’s Bar and Grill, the two eateries occupying the sidewalk
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UC President Yudof convenes chancellors over police use of force

In response to violent actions taken by police against protesters at multiple University of California campuses in the last few weeks, UC President Mark Yudof convened a meeting of chancellors Monday to reinforce the need to protect campus community members and their right to peaceful protest. Yudof met all 10
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