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Officials urge removal of flammable trees near campus

Twelve elected officials urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to release funds for a proposal to remove trees that pose a “fire hazard” from Claremont Canyon, a regional preserve that runs through Berkeley and Oakland hills, in a letter released on Tuesday.
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Election 2012 Endorsements: State candidates

Nancy Skinner State Assembly District 15 UC Berkeley students regularly have the opportunity to connect with Nancy Skinner, who represents the city in the state Assembly. She’s very involved with her district, and frequently visits campus for discussions that let students voice their thoughts directly to their representative. But while
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Measure undistricts city and only changes who draws district lines

Texas-style politics comes to Berkeley with city redistricting measure

The charter amendment Measure R doesn’t redistrict Berkeley at all. It undistricts it. A little history: District Elections were instituted in 1986 to end citywide elections for all council seats. It was a measure put forth by the conservative hills residents against the monopoly the much more progressive flatlands of
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