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Welcome Freshmen!

Dear freshmen, Congratulations on getting into the best public university in the known universe! Now that your first semester is under way, an infinite number of opportunities await you. To maximize your experiences in Berkeley’s academic, social and cultural spheres, please consider this issue a modest guide to beginning this
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Photo Gallery: Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, crowds from Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and all over the Bay gathered to celebrate our nation’s independence with plenty of food, fun, and fireworks. During the day, Berkeley Marina offered live performances, vendors, attractions, and summer sunshine. Later that night, thousands congregated at Pier 39 to
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Unemployment

City unemployment rate drops to 8.9 percent

Though Berkeley’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point in nearly three years in December, local employers and statewide trends suggest recovery remains precarious. Berkeley’s unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in December, the lowest rate since February 2009, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. According to
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Bay Area post offices to shorten hours

With the increase in email usage and online correspondence, post offices in the Bay Area are set to cut back their hours starting next month, according to Bay City News. Beginning Feb. 20, 61 post offices in six Bay Area counties will have shorter hours, with most opening 30 minutes
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