Police respond to Southside apartment burglary Saturday

Officers from the Berkeley Police Department and UCPD responded to an apartment burglary on Southside early Saturday morning. A little after 1:30 a.m., a resident at 2555 Benvenue Ave. — on the corner of Benvenue and Parker Street — awoke to see someone in their apartment, according to Berkeley police Lt. Andrew
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Occupy Berkeley protesters crowded outside of the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue and Center Street to show support for the Occupy Wall Street movement on Saturday afternoon.

Protesters stage occupation outside Bank of America

The Occupy Berkeley protest, which began Saturday, saw few protesters stay overnight outside the Bank of America in Downtown Berkeley and smaller numbers attending the daily meeting on Sunday in comparison to day one. After deciding on Saturday afternoon to start the protest that night — rather than a week
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Occupy Berkeley protesters crowded outside of the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue and Center Street to show support for the Occupy Wall Street movement on Saturday afternoon.

Occupy Berkeley protest starts one week early

Over 200 participants met for the first meeting of Occupy Berkeley at noon today in Downtown Berkeley, where they voted to begin the occupation tonight rather than wait until next Saturday as they had originally planned. Community members toting signs and flags as well as students from UC Berkeley and
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‘SmartBoot’ program to kick off in two weeks in Berkeley

In an effort to save money and streamline its parking fee collection process, the city of Berkeley is set to implement a new vehicle immobilization “booting” program for cars that would otherwise be towed. The program, which will be implemented in two weeks, will remove the hassle of towing by
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iPhones a popular robbery target in Berkeley

iPhones have won out over Google phones for robbers in Berkeley, according to the Berkeley Police Department. Sarah Burns is the lead crime reporter. Correction(s):A previous edition of this post incorrectly labeled iPhone robberies as thefts.

Berkeley High School has increased its security for the start of the new school year in response to several gun occurences earlier this year.

Berkeley High School to report student robberies to police department

Following a school year marked by several firearm incidents, Berkeley High School has begun reporting all student robberies, to the Berkeley Police Department. This measure comes in response to parents and community members who expressed concerns after there were five occurrences of students carrying a firearm in or around the
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