Two armed robberies occur within minutes of each other

Berkeley Police Department responded to two armed robberies Saturday that occurred within minutes of each other. At around 6 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old Berkeley man was standing on Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Ashby Avenue when he was approached by a man who asked the time, according to Sgt.
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Members of the Occupy movement raised a banner on the side of the campanille today.

Protesters hang banners from Campanile, Eshleman Hall

Banners with Occupy themes were hung from the Campanile and Eshleman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday afternoon. At around 12:15 p.m., a banner reading “Time UC Us Occupy,” was draped down the West face of the Campanile. About five minutes later, three smaller banners were lowered from the seventh
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Regents will meet in Sacramento in May

After months of urging students, faculty and other University of California community members to call on the state for increased support for higher education, the UC Board of Regents announced that it will relocate its meeting to Sacramento and hold a rally at the state Capitol this May. Board Chair
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UC Berkeley signs contract with new shuttle bus service

After more than ten years of contracting shuttle buses from AC Transit, UC Berkeley has parted ways with the transit entity in favor of new buses provided by a private company. During negotiations, the campus considered contracting out the bus drivers’ positions, but eventually agreed to keep the existing drivers
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Regents’ vote on dismissing professor still undisclosed

The fate of a tenured UC Riverside professor, who the UC Board of Regents was scheduled to consider dismissing and potentially stripping emeritus status from, remains unknown after the board’s meeting Wednesday. The vote occurred during a closed session of the meeting, and UC spokesperson Dianne Klein declined to comment
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Small earthquake hits Monday evening near Berkeley

A small earthquake hit just a few miles south of the UC Berkeley campus Monday evening. At 9:33 p.m. Monday, a magnitude .9 earthquake struck in Piedmont, a few blocks east of the intersection of Claremont and College avenues, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. View 01.17.2011 earthquake
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Berkeley gas station robbed at gunpoint

A Berkeley gas station was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, leading to a search for a suspect who has yet to be found. The Berkeley Police Department received a call regarding a robbery at a Chevron gas station at 3048 Ashby Ave. around 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, and when officers arrived
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Bill could request restrictions on salary increases for UC officials

A state senate bill introduced earlier this month could prohibit salary increases for University of California and California State University executives within two years of either tuition increases for students or state budget cuts. If passed, the bill, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee, D–San Francisco, would also restrict salary
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Temperatures expected to drop below freezing

The Bay Area could see frost and temperatures below freezing this week, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. Between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, temperatures could drop to the 20s or 30s at night in the East Bay Hills and other parts of the Bay Area, warns the
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Winter break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended Dec. 2. until the spring semester classes started Jan. 17.  Aggregated below is some of our coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse through the news section
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