State lifts old ban on infused alcoholic beverages

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into immediate effect a senate bill on Sept. 21 which ended an outdated, state-wide ban on infused alcoholic beverages. SB 32 — proposed by Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco — officially lifted an old law in California prohibiting the sale of alcohol that is mixed with
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A member of the Berkeley College Republicans sits behind the Increase Diversity bake sale table on Upper Sproul Plaza.

UC Berkeley Republicans consider bake sale success, despite criticism

If he had a chance to do it again in the future, said Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis, he wouldn’t. But Lewis believes that Tuesday’s “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” which led to international uproar, disapproval from the campus student government and administration and violent threats for the group’s members,
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Opponents of the Increase Diversity bake sale raise their fists and cheer on Upper Sproul Plaza. - Randy Adam Romero

Hundreds gather in Sproul Plaza in protest of UC Berkeley bake sale

Hundreds of students and community members convened on Upper Sproul Plaza Tuesday to protest the controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans, peaking in a demonstration that saw hundreds of protesters lie on their backs in front of Sproul Hall. The bake sale, which was first
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Oppoenents of the Increase Diversity bake sale hold signs on Upper Sproul Plaza.

ASUC phone bank benefits from bake sale publicity

Across from the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” on Upper Sproul Plaza — which attracted flocks of students and media Tuesday — representatives from the ASUC quietly recruited students to call the state in support of three bills, including the one that sparked the controversy. The phone bank, which
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Despite scrutiny brought by bake sale, many UC students call Gov. Brown

With a controversial bake sale at UC Berkeley bringing attention to SB 185, the UC Student Association orchestrated systemwide call-in events Tuesday which saw hundreds of students across the state call Gov. Jerry Brown’s office in support of the bill. Every UC campus student association, with the exception of UC Davis
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Survey says Californians have negative outlook on state economy, jobs

The Public Policy Institute of California recently released the results of its 48th Californians and Their Government survey assessing public opinion on the economy, elected officials, policy and other social, economic and political factors. Of the results, Californians — regardless of party, regional differences or other influencing characteristics — overwhelmingly
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Bill could keep repeat offenders out of BART stations

Those planning to join the weekly protests held at Bay Area Rapid Transit stations across the Bay Area may need to rethink their decision should Gov. Jerry Brown sign a bill currently on his desk. Authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, D–Sacramento, AB 716  would empower authorities to prohibit repeat offenders
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ASUC passes bill in support of affirmative action

In response to growing student concerns regarding student diversity on campus, the ASUC unanimously passed a bill in support of SB 185, which authorizes the University of California and California State University to consider race, gender and ethnicity in undergraduate admission decisions and is currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.
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