Four pedestrian robberies occur in Berkeley last week

Four pedestrian robberies — at least two of which involved firearms — occurred last week in Berkeley, police said. None of the victims were UC Berkeley students and for three of the crimes, no suspects have been identified or arrested, according to Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, spokesperson for the Berkeley Police
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Man robs credit union in Downtown Berkeley

An unknown male suspect allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Berkeley branch of the Patelco Credit Union in Downtown Monday morning. At about 11:01 a.m., the Berkeley Public Safety Communications Center received a silent hold up alarm from the credit union — located at 2033
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Examining escalation

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: The violence witnessed during an Occupy Oakland rally Tuesday was unacceptable. We hope nonviolence will ensue.

The streets of Oakland erupted in violence and chaos Tuesday night as an attempt by Occupy Oakland protesters to reclaim the location of their occupation culminated in clashes with police. One demonstrator sustained a fractured skull after being hit in the head with what was thought to be a police
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