South Berkeley shooting under investigation

Berkeley police officers are investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in South Berkeley Friday afternoon. At about 2:25 p.m., a group of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street, according to a statement from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt.
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Man allegedly robbed near People’s Park

A man was the victim of an alleged armed robbery near People’s Park on Saturday. Early that morning, the victim was sitting in People’s Park drinking a beer when two suspects allegedly approached him and began to punch and kick him. The suspects then allegedly continued hitting the victim with
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Berkeley man still missing after fishing boat accident

A Berkeley man is one of seven people still missing after a fishing boat capsized in the Sea of Cortez in Baja California last Sunday. Brian Wong, 54, was among a group of more than 40 people on 115-foot vessel, the Erik, which capsized during a heavy storm early that
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Student super-majority district would require charter amendment

The only way to create a student super-majority city council district, which would theoretically allow for the easy election of a student council member, is to amend Berkeley’s city charter, according to city staff. At a small, student-oriented meeting on Thursday night, staff informed those in attendance that the redistricting
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ASUC pushes for student-majority district

In an attempt to gain a stronger student presence on the Berkeley City Council by allowing for the creation of a student council member, the ASUC has asked the council to extend the deadline for public redistricting proposal submissions in a letter dated July 5. Following a series of letters
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Previously missing graduate student sighted in nearby city

Though family and friends of UC Berkeley graduate student Anthony Michael Martin reported him missing on Saturday, Berkeley Police Department detectives have confirmed that he was seen in a nearby city as recently as Tuesday. Martin’s girlfriend, Amaya James, reported the 29-year-old missing Saturday evening after he had not returned
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Berkeley City Council opposes federal audit of Pacific Steel

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously at their June 28  meeting to adopt a resolution to dissuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from pursuing I-9 audits of the Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said the vote was a significant step in demonstrating Berkeley’s opposition to the
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Two fires broke out over the Fourth of July weekend

Two fires broke out in Berkeley this weekend — one on Southside as a result of improperly discarded smoking materials and the other in South Berkeley, likely due to fireworks in the area. On the morning of July 2 at about 5:36 a.m., the Berkeley Fire Department received a call
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