Departments collaborate to improve Southside safety

With a new school year under way, UCPD and the Berkeley Police Department are teaming up to keep crime in check. The Joint Southside Safety Patrol, which was launched last August as an effort to curtail violent crime and public nuisances, is a partnership between the two police agencies that
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Group of UC retirees appeal court decision

After losing in the courts earlier this year in a drawn-out legal battle regarding retirement health benefits, a group of UC retirees at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are appealing the court’s decision, seeking to prove that their original benefits were unfairly altered. The UC Livermore Retiree Group — which
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Police respond to illegal acts at Greek Theatre

UCPD responded to several illegal acts at a rock concert at the Hearst Greek Theatre this past Saturday evening, though the department said none were particularly raucous or unusual. Among the incidents were an arrest for alleged battery of a peace officer and several citations for alleged public drunkenness as
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Data show increasing safety on city streets

Over the past few years, Berkeley streets have become increasingly safe to walk on during the summer. Since 2009, Part I crimes  — which include both violent crimes such as homicide, rape and aggravated assault and property crimes — in Berkeley have had an overall decreasing trend in the summer
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Student protester begins formal trial proceedings

After nearly eight months of conferences and negotiations with district authorities, UC Berkeley student Eric-Michael Wilson, who faces misdemeanor charges for his involvement in protests during the November 2010 University of California Board of Regents meeting, began formal trial proceedings Friday. Wilson faces one count of assaulting an officer, two
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Man stabbed in Southside Tuesday night

An Oakland man was stabbed in Southside Tuesday night after an argument allegedly erupted over spilled coffee. At about 7:38 p.m., Berkeley police officers responded to a report of brandishing a knife and assault on the 2400 block of Dana Street, according to a UCPD crime alert. The victim, a
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