Protesters rally before Occupy Cal demonstrators’ proceedings

A group of UC Berkeley students, faculty and Occupy Cal protesters called for Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s resignation during a rally in Oakland Monday morning before scheduled court proceedings for some of the movement’s protesters. The proceedings — which took place at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse — for the 39
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Council member to propose recommendation to reduce helicopter noise

From the recent string of earthquakes to the controversial Occupy movements, the city of Berkeley has received a considerable amount of media attention lately and, according to many residents, some unwelcome noise along with it. Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said he has received more complaints about helicopter noise in
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Council members consider possibility of postponing redistricting decision

UC Berkeley student government leaders presented their redistricting proposal to the Berkeley City Council during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night, garnering some support from certain council members who are considering delaying action on the proposals until after the 2012 election. By postponing a redistricting decision, the council
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Berkeley City Council passes revised relocation ordinance

Berkeley’s revised Relocation Ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting following months of prolonged disagreement concerning the ordinance’s language involving seismic safety and pet displacement. Multiple drafts of the ordinance — first written in 1986 and revised over the past few years to reflect changes in the city’s housing environment
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Berkeley students and residents were present to view redistricting plans at the North Berkeley Senior Center.

Berkeley students, residents present proposals for redistricting

Community members and city staff met at the North Berkeley Senior Center Wednesday evening to view redistricting plans submitted by fellow Berkeley residents, including proposals from two groups of students with different intentions for student representation in city government. Authors of the six redistricting plans presented their proposals before a
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City Council to vote Tuesday on revised relocation ordinance

After years of planning and months of debate, the Berkeley City Council is in the final stages of updating an ordinance that would require landlords to provide payments to tenants who are displaced from their housing units. The council will vote at its meeting Tuesday on the updated Relocation Ordinance,
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