Police respond to Southside apartment burglary Saturday

Officers from the Berkeley Police Department and UCPD responded to an apartment burglary on Southside early Saturday morning. A little after 1:30 a.m., a resident at 2555 Benvenue Ave. — on the corner of Benvenue and Parker Street — awoke to see someone in their apartment, according to Berkeley police Lt. Andrew
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UCPD grabs grenade found in Greenbrae ground

UCPD’s bomb squad was called into Greenbrae — a small community in Marin County — after a hand grenade was found in a residential neighborhood Monday. At around 4 p.m., the Twin Cities Police Authority called UCPD after a landscaper discovered the device protruding out of the ground while working in
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Graduate student, a mentor to family and friends, dies

UC Berkeley graduate student Vadim Karagodsky, known for his dedication to his friends, family and academia, died of natural causes Friday. He was 31. Police discovered Karagodsky’s body after his brother Igor Karagodsky called them to perform a welfare check because he had not been able to get a hold
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A hateful indicator

CAMPUS ISSUES: The huge spike in the number of hate crimes around campus should inspire further examination of climate.

The number of hate crimes around the UC Berkeley campus in 2010 was more than triple that of 2009 — 22 compared to six. While UCPD attributes this increase to improved reporting methods, even six is too many, and officials should seek to look further below the surface for a
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Littlebird sits in a tree in People's Park.

People’s Park tree-sitter preaches park issues to passersby

Sitting on top of a high cedar tree in People’s Park, a protester who calls himself Littlebird preached to a small audience Friday afternoon, shouting chants and poetry to park dwellers, police officers and passers-by. The conference, which lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, consisted of Littlebird reading poetry and
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UCPD releases annual campus safety report and statistics

UCPD has released its 2010 UC Berkeley Annual Campus Security report, UCPD announced Tuesday. In addition to safety information and guidelines, the report provides crime statistics from the past three years in compliance with the Clery Act — federal legislation that requires all universities that participate in federal student aid
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UC Berkeley sees rise in hate crimes in 2010

Amid racially charged protests Tuesday, UCPD sent out its annual campus safety report — which shows more than three times as many hate crimes occurring in the campus community in 2010 than in the previous year. According to the report, UCPD received intelligence of 22 hate crimes in 2010 versus
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Students and community members pass through Sather Gate on their way to a meeting in the Multicultural Community Center.

Bake sale going forward as planned despite national protest

Despite massive outcries of protest from campus organizations, the Berkeley College Republicans are adamant in going ahead with their controversial bake sale. The sale — intended as a satirical response to the affirmative action-like SB 185 currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature — will involve baked goods that are priced
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Unit 3 suite burglarized

A Unit 3 suite was burglarized early Thursday morning after its resident left a sliding glass door leading to the patio unlocked. The victim told UCPD police he left his Unit 3 Ida Sproul ground floor suite at about 6:15 a.m. and suspects that he left the sliding glass door
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