UC, Occupy the Farm present arguments on preliminary injunction

Legal council for Occupy the Farm and the UC met at the Hayward Hall of Justice Thursday to present arguments on a preliminary injunction that would indefinitely bar the protesters from the UC-owned farmland in Albany. If Alameda County Superior Court Judge David Hunter approves the injunction, the 15 protesters
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Protesters refuse campus’s final offer for discussion, move camp off-site

Although protesters occupying UC-owned land in Albany took down their camping structures Saturday, they declined the final offer from UC Berkeley administrators to completely cede control of the land and enter negotiations. On Friday, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance John Wilton
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Campus gives protesters final deadline to dismantle encampment

UC Berkeley administrators set a Saturday deadline for protesters occupying UC-owned land in Albany to disband the camp and enter into discussions with the campus about continuing urban farming there. In a statement issued Friday, Executive Vice President and Provost George Breslauer and Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance John
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UC issues lawsuit against Gill Tract protesters

The UC initiated its first piece of litigation against the protesters occupying university-owned land in Albany by filing a lawsuit Wednesday. The lawsuit – which names 15 defendants and lists 150 others under the title “Does” due to their current lack of identification – alleges the defendants “cut the chains
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Police place barriers around the entrances of the Albany farm encampment Wednesday morning.

Police block entrances to Albany farm encampment

ALBANY, Calif. — UCPD blocked off vehicle access to the encampment on UC-owned land in Albany known as the Gill Tract early Wednesday morning, causing protesters to fear their camp would be raided. The west entrance to the land on Jackson Street was blockaded with a concrete barrier in front of a fence
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Protesters postpone decision on future of encampment until Monday

After the campus issued a Saturday deadline for occupiers of UC-owned property in Albany to decide whether to stay or leave, protesters responded they would need until Monday to make their decision. The deadline was issued in a Friday letter authored by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and
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Former campus administrator involved in scandal fired

UC Berkeley terminated the employment today of the former campus administrator who used her position to increase the salary of an employee with whom she had a sexual relationship. Diane Leite had been assistant vice chancellor for Research Enterprise Services but was demoted Feb. 17 for violating the university’s policy
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Occupy Cal and community members continue planting and tending to the farm they started on UC property.

Albany encampment could be forced out by lack of resources

ALBANY, Calif. — Though UCPD had not yet interfered with the encampment on UC-owned farmland in Albany as of Tuesday evening, the protesters may be forced away from their occupation by dwindling resources. While some of the occupiers — who broke into the property, farmed it and established a camp
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