Occupy Berkeley protesters march through downtown

As many as 300 people took to the sidewalks in Downtown Berkeley Saturday as part of a demonstration sparked by the Occupy Wall Street movement to protest social and economic inequality and corporate greed. Joining what Occupy Wall Street declared the worldwide “International Day of Action,” over 100 protesters gathered
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Occupy Berkeley movement lacks numbers, leadership

In a space crammed with tables of food and plastic utensils, blankets and a haphazard arrangement of colorful cardboard signs, members of Occupy Berkeley are camping out — and have been for almost a week. In front of the Bank of America building in Downtown Berkeley, protesters are joining the
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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 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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Berkeley Planning Commission discusses new museum building design

Following the unveiling of designs for the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive building last month, members of Berkeley’s Planning Commission offered their own opinions about the plans at a meeting Wednesday night. Robert Gayle, associate vice chancellor for capital projects at UC Berkeley, presented plans detailing the
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5th Annual Town & Gown Conference starts tomorrow

Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Mark Hertsgaard will give keynote addresses for the first day of the Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley — a two-day event where college and city representatives from throughout the state meet to discuss cooperative strategies for dealing with current and potential obstacles. Adelyn
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City to host fifth annual Town & Gown Conference

Representatives from cities and colleges throughout California will flock to Berkeley later this week, as the city hosts the fifth annual Town & Gown Conference. “Town-gown” describes the relationship between large universities and the cities they coexist with. Hence, the conference — which will take place Thursday and Friday at
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