UCPD responds to attempted rape at UC Berkeley Extension

UCPD received a report Friday night of an attempted rape that occurred sometime earlier last week on Southside. According to UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode, at 9:06 p.m. Friday, the department responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault that the victim said occurred either Thursday or Wednesday at around
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Students to begin legal proceedings for March protests

Protesters facing charges from the campus demonstrations against budget cuts in March are scheduled to begin legal proceedings tomorrow in Oakland. According to court documents, the 21 protesters are scheduled to have a hearing at the Wiley W. Manuel courthouse at 2:00 p.m. Monday. Fourteen of the protesters face misdemeanor
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BART to increase security for anniversary of 9/11

As part of a project called Operation RAILSAFE, Bay Area Rapid Transit is increasing its security presence at its stations and parking lots in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The operation — which is designed to coordinate deployments of law enforcement officers from Contra Costa, Alameda and San
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Planning Commission discusses Downtown Area Plan

As the city of Berkeley reviews the latest version of a plan that aims to transform the Downtown area into a more welcoming place for residents, tourists and businesses, concerns continue to arise regarding zoning designations and building height limits. The city Planning Commission met Wednesday night to review proposed
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UCPD reports rise in alcohol-related casualty calls

Twice as many UC Berkeley students were rushed to the hospital for alcohol intoxication in the first few weeks of the semester this year than last year, according to UCPD statistics. Between move-in weekend and Labor Day weekend last year, UCPD officers responded to seven alcohol-related casualty calls — instances
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City commission meets to discuss tax regulation on medical cannabis

Representatives of Berkeley’s newly-reconstituted Medical Cannabis Commission met for the second time Thursday to discuss their ongoing efforts to develop recommendations that will develop tax regulation on medical cannabis in the city. At Thursday’s meeting, the commission successfully established two four-member subcommittees — one for dispensaries and one for cultivation
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Local school district establishes heightened safety measures

After several incidents involving firearms on its campus last year, Berkeley High School has instated heightened safety measures for the start of the new school year. As part of the changes, the high school, teeming with more than 3,000 students, now has four campus monitors — positions created to guard
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City commission closes March 3 crowd control complaint

The Berkeley Police Review Commission voted at a meeting Wednesday night to close a policy complaint raised earlier this year regarding police use of force and crowd control tactics at the protests on the UC Berkeley campus in March. The complaint — brought March 17 by Copwatch member Andrea Prichett
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