Many Berkeley eateries expect drop in sales from the gameday crowd

If hardcore Cal fans were disappointed by the news that Cal football would be moving from Memorial Stadium to AT&T Park for the 2011 season, imagine the dismay of countless Berkeley business owners who would otherwise take advantage of the hoards of hungry spectators flooding the campus and surrounding streets.
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Many local restaurants expect drop in sales from gameday crowd

If hardcore Cal fans were disappointed by the news that Cal football would be moving from Memorial Stadium to AT&T Park for the 2011 season, imagine the dismay of countless Berkeley business owners who would otherwise take advantage of the hoards of hungry spectators flooding the campus and surrounding streets.
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BART board appoints new general manager

Bay Area Rapid Transit appointed Grace Crunican, a transportation professional who formerly worked for the Clinton administration, to be its new general manager at a special board meeting Wednesday. BART’s Board of Directors voted 8-1 in favor of Crunican, whose new duties will include managing capital budgets totaling about $1.4
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District approves additional costs for Derby field project

At its first meeting of the school year Wednesday, the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education approved the final designs for Derby Field — a baseball field whose renovation has been discussed for more than 15 years. The district approved the project’s total cost of about $2.4 million, as
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Panel series to promote discussion between campus, city

Berkeley residents and students will get a chance to discuss important town-gown issues such as redistricting and sustainability when a city panel series is launched later this month. The city’s Fall Panel Series is an effort to sustain a consistent partnership between the city and the UC Berkeley campus through
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Business owners recommend changes to People’s Park

Following several months of community meetings and board discussions, the Telegraph Business Improvement District submitted a letter Aug. 9 to UC Berkeley Facility Services outlining several recommendations focused on improving People’s Park. The park, which is under the jurisdiction of the UC, has been perceived by a number of community
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Statistics show decrease in violent and property crimes

Preliminary statistics indicate an overall decrease in violent and property crime in Berkeley during the first six months of 2011 compared to the same time period the previous year — a trend mirrored in surrounding cities. The Berkeley Police Department recorded 4 percent fewer Part One Violent Crimes — which
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Berkeley schools see improvement in test scores

Despite not fully meeting federal standards, the Berkeley Unified School District’s overall test scores are up, and students are performing better than last year, according to data from the California Department of Education. Although this year’s results showed increased participation in student testing at Berkeley High School and significantly higher
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South Berkeley residents awake to punctured tires

South Berkeley residents awoke Wednesday morning to find tires punctured on over 50 of their cars on California, King and Julia streets. The tires were most likely damaged with a puncture tool such as a fireplace tool, a small pocket knife or an ice pick between 8 p.m. Tuesday and
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