Berkeley Earth Day festival celebrates environmentalism

Other than a short cameo by the Occupy movement, Saturday’s 42nd Annual Berkeley Earth Day Festival followed local tradition by celebrating the environmental movement. The festival was held in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park and featured cultural performances, craft and community booths and a farmers market. Karen Hester
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14 picked for UC Berkeley chancellor search committee

5 regents, 5 faculty and 1 student among committee members chosen

On Monday, UC President Mark Yudof announced the 14 initial members of the advisory committee that will begin the search for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s replacement. Per UC policy, the committee will consist of five UC regents, five UC faculty members — three from UC Berkeley and two
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Charged protesters allege UCPD discrimination

Many of the 13 protesters charged in relation to the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests are crying foul over what they say is a concerted attempt by UCPD and the university to silence them. The 13 who were presented with criminal charges are mainly former and current students at UC
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Trial begins for suspect in six-year-old Berkeley killing

Six years after the death of Berkeley native Keith Stephens, the man accused of killing him has started standing trial. Opening arguments began last week in Alameda County Superior Court as Deputy District Attorney Stacie Pettigrew told jurors that defendant Bahsson Carl Smith, now 31, almost got away with murder
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Occupiers take over UC-owned land for farm

ALBANY, Calif — Members of the local community and Occupy movement broke into UC-owned research land in Albany on Sunday to farm the land before setting up tents and establishing an occupation. Protesters from Occupy Cal, Occupy Oakland and Occupy San Francisco cleared and tilled the ground and planted hundreds
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Teams of library employees to investigate streamlining measures

In a bid to improve UC Berkeley libraries while mitigating fiscal deficits, library administrators have tasked teams of employees with exploring ways to continue library services and expand digital access to information in a more streamlined way. After presenting the teams’ proposals to the Library Committee of the Berkeley Division
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Protesters occupy UC Berkeley-owned farm in Albany

Members of Occupy Cal, along with other Occupy protesters from the Bay Area, marched from Berkeley to a UC Berkeley-owned farm in Albany on Sunday afternoon with plans to set up an Earth Day encampment. After listening to speakers from various Occupy movements including Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Cal and
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Occupy protesters spread message at Cal Day

An expected 40,000 visitors converged on the UC Berkeley campus for Cal Day Saturday, including prospective students and their families as well as a handful of Occupy protesters. While visitors had free access to campus museums, exhibitions from various academic departments and a concert by Dr. Dog on Memorial Glade
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New charges filed against Class Pass referendum

Several ASUC officials recently filed charge sheets with the ASUC Judicial Council requesting that the Class Pass referendum be invalidated from the 2012 ASUC general election. SQUELCH! Senator Noah Ickowitz filed charges Thursday alleging that the referendum — which students voted on in the ASUC elections last week — violated multiple
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