Two robberies reported near People’s Park

The area around People’s Park saw two robberies reported in the same night two weeks ago, according to police. In the first incident, a 21-year-old female UC Berkeley student was walking on the 2500 block of Hillegass Avenue at around 8 p.m. Feb. 15 when three men approached her and
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People’s Park and Telegraph, inside out

In Mr. Peterson’s letter to the Daily Cal dated Feb. 3, 2012 (under the title “UC must transform People’s Park’s legacy”), I noticed that near the beginning of his letter he uses the phrase “Anecdotally we hear…” and then proceeds to make a number of other bold and untrue statements
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Man assaulted in People’s Park Thursday

A frequent visitor of People’s Park was a victim of an assault in the park Thursday afternoon, according to police. At around 3:35 p.m., the victim — a 53-year-old male who is not affiliated with UC Berkeley — was punched before leaving the park at the corner of Bowditch and
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Protester convicted of assaulting officer

Nearly a year after his arrest, a jury convicted People’s Park protester Michael “Midnight Matt” Dodt Thursday of trespassing and assaulting a police officer with a laser device. Dodt was arrested in January of last year after staging an 89-day tree-sit at People’s Park to challenge UC Berkeley’s ownership of
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UC must transform People’s Park’s legacy

Response to Jan. 27 Editorial “Unwarranted Upheaval”

We, the Telegraph Business Improvement District (TBID), have taken a keen interest in People’s Park for years. Numerous survey responses have shown us that it negatively impacts residents and businesses throughout the district, most noticeably those closest to the park. This includes thousands of students, in whom the Daily Cal
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Unwarranted upheaval

CITY AFFAIRS: UC Berkeley should have been more communicative with its intention to send work crews into People’s Park.

People’s Park has long been a source of contention for UC Berkeley, its students, city residents and people who use the space. The park itself has changed over the years and will continue to do so as the campus grows around it, with the Anna Head Residence Hall set to
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Man attacked during robbery at People’s Park

A man was the victim of a strong arm robbery Wednesday afternoon in People’s Park, according to police. At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, the 43-year-old man was eating his lunch in the park when six men approached him, asking for money, according to a UCPD crime alert released Thursday. When
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Contention resurfaces with People’s Park maintenance project

A barrage of criticism was flung at UC Berkeley in late December, but, unlike that of past months, the controversy was not about Occupy Cal demonstrations or tuition hikes. This time, the complaints came from a far more familiar source. After the campus began a maintenance project at People’s Park
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Contentious maintenance project begins at People’s Park

UC Berkeley sent work crews to People’s Park Wednesday to undertake a maintenance project aimed in part at reducing the park’s rat population — a move which has drawn criticism from park activists. The crews labored all of Wednesday on the campus-owned park “in an effort to provide students and
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