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Don’t mess with California

The Critic Who Counts

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is at it again. And this time he didn’t forget his lines. “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible,” was Perry’s opening salvo in a radio ad that recently premiered on airwaves across the state. Perry
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Why California needs an oil tax

The tax would raise money to invest in our state’s future

Education is suffering. The economy is forcing too many people to rely on government assistance, and we are not doing enough to promote renewable energy. We have a problem when California, the ninth largest economy in the world, has a 9.8 percent unemployment rate. Enrollment at California community colleges has
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Cartographer and UC Berkeley lecturer Darin Jensen stands in front of maps created by students based on the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco.

UC Berkeley lecturer maps food production, distribution

Maps showing where meat is slaughtered in Maryland, where barley for brewing beer is grown and where taco trucks travel in Oakland, among others, will soon be combined into a crowd-sourced, crowd-funded atlas, thanks to a UC Berkeley lecturer. Darin Jensen, co-editor of “Food: An Atlas” and a cartographer and
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Meritorious applicants left in the dust

Race is just one factor among many issues in college admissions process

Almost 30 years ago, after claiming he had lost a teaching position to a woman of color, Thomas Wood turned his private frustration in to a public crusade in the form of Proposition 209, a California initiative that ultimately abolished affirmative action in education, employment and contracting in the state.
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Zach Maynard and the Cal offense turned the ball over five times in the Bears' 21-10 Holiday Bowl loss to Texas on Wednesday.

Bears burned by five turnovers in Holiday Bowl loss

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Even three days after Christmas, the Cal football team’s offense still looked slow and sleepy. This was the scene at the Holiday Bowl: quarterback Zach Maynard sitting with a 1st-and-10 at the Texas 29-yard line, ready to command Cal out of a four-point deficit. “It felt
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WHAT: Football: Cal vs. UtahWHERE: AT&T ParkWHEN: 10/22/11, 4-7pm

Live Blog: Holiday Bowl

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Texas Holiday Bowl live from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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Cal accepts Holiday Bowl invite, will face Texas

Cal fans haven’t forgotten. In 2004, a loss to Texas cost the Cal football team a Rose Bowl bid — except the teams never played that season. The Bears finished the regular season with a 10-1 record, their lone loss at the hands of eventual national champion USC. That appeared
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A Matter of Life and Death

Only a bulletproof glass window stands between Werner Herzog and Michael Perry, a 28-year-old death row inmate executed eight days after their interview. But Herzog, perhaps the most humane and methodical filmmaker of our time, is able to break the glass, to penetrate into the soul of a man who
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This is what a sold-out park looks like …

OMAHA — The press box at TD Ameritrade Park is a sterile and well-insulated place. Full of reporters silently at work, the game feels like an entirely separate world. Since Cal wasn’t playing, we took a step out into the stadium itself to get a real feel for the sold-out
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