The UC Board of Regents deferred most discussion of a proposed 9.6 percent fee hike to Thursday.

UC Regents defer discussion of fee hikes to Thursday’s meeting

Despite repeated expressions of concern regarding a proposed 9.6 percent fee hike throughout the Wednesday meeting of the UC Board of Regents,  the board deferred most discussion regarding the increase to Thursday, instead choosing to address upcoming challenges to maintaining the university’s excellence in the face of deep budget cuts.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Ð PART 2

Hallowed End

It all began on a quiet, foggy evening in front of Number 4, Privet Drive. A curious-looking man with a long, scraggly beard and half-moon spectacles stepped before the scene. His hat, pointy. His demeanor, warm and kind. 10 years ago, this was the image that brought the enchanting world
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UC may face midyear cuts, additional tuition increases

Though state financial support for the University of California has already been slashed by $650 million, should midyear tax revenues not materialize, the university faces the possibility of an additional $100 million cut — and an additional 5.9 percent tuition increase. According to an agenda item for the upcoming meeting
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Video: 4th of July at Berkeley Marina

Put on by the City of Berkeley and Another Bullwinkel Show, the annual 4th of July celebration at the Berkeley Marina offers food, entertainment and fun for families, with free fireworks at dusk. More footage from the celebrations:

Hollywood comes to Berkeley: Hillside School chosen as movie set

Berkeley Unified School District’s Hillside School, closed since 1985, was chosen to be a part of the movie set for Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, “The Master.” The film features Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman who were alleged to be on set at Hillside School on Thursday
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Fresh produce is always on display at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market.

Outdoor Summer Adventures

Take a Hike One of the best ways to take advantage of the summer weather is to hike around Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park. Should you arrive early, you can join the sun as it rises to greet the city of Berkeley at Inspiration Point. Besides being a hiker’s dream, the
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Professor David Wetzel talks about his journey into the world of history.

A professor’s passion

David Wetzel's climb to the top

As one careens through the corridors of Dwinelle Hall on a languid summer day, an impassioned voice speaks of a bygone era with ferocious energy. The voice — at once assertive and fascinating, commanding attention — belongs to professor of history David Wetzel, who stalks the front of a classroom
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Studio adds art classes to close deficit

The ASUC Art Studio, which has been on the UC Berkeley campus for over 50 years, plans to expand the amount of classes it offers in an effort to close its ongoing deficit. Accordingly, the ASUC Store Operations Board discussed the future of the studio at its meeting last Wednesday.
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Miami Horror teleport audience to halcyon days with synthpop

The fellas of Miami Horror are very nice boys indeed — well-spoken, sunny men you could bring out for brunch with grandma. I sat down with the Melbourne-based disco pop quartet before their Thursday night show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco to discuss their influences, their ambitions and
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