Murder suspect makes first court appearance

Murder suspect Daniel Dewitt was arraigned in front of his family and a crowd of spectators Wednesday in the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland after he was taken into custody by Berkeley police on suspicion of killing a man in North Berkeley Saturday. Dewitt was silent as Judge Sandra
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Small fire erupts at Berkeley art gallery

A fire broke out an art gallery in Berkeley Wednesday morning and displaced two people who lived in a nearby cottage. The one-alarm fire was reported at 3:23 a.m. at Gate 13 Art Gallery  — located at 813 Page St. in West Berkeley — and was put out by 4:08
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Man assaulted and killed in Berkeley, suspect detained

The city of Berkeley saw its second homicide of the year Saturday night, when a man was assaulted and killed in North Berkeley, police say. At about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Berkeley Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious person possibly trespassing near the garage of the caller’s Shasta Road
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Traffic stop turns to arrest for weapons violations

A routine traffic stop turned into an arrest for weapons violations Wednesday in Southwest Berkeley. Berkeley Police Department officers pulled over a car that did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Harmon and King streets and “smelled a strong smell of burnt marijuana” coming from inside
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Car chase ends in crash at Berkeley intersection

A car chase involving Oakland and Berkeley police Tuesday evening resulted in a crash, damaging four cars and injuring one person, according to police. Berkeley Police Department officers responded to a request from Oakland Police Department at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday for assistance in a car pursuit that was heading
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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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Students stand in solidarity against Proposition 209

SAN FRANCISCO — Middle school, high school and college students — including some from UC Berkeley — united in protest Monday as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed a lawsuit against Proposition 209. Dozens of students bearing signs in front of the courthouse voiced their opposition to the
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