Additional Occupy Cal emails released

Public response to UC Berkeley administration's handling of Occupy Cal revealed

The Daily Californian has obtained more than 1,000 emails sent to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and other UC Berkeley administrators in response to the campus’ handling of the November Occupy Cal protests. The emails, received by the Daily Cal from the campus’ Public Records Office on Tuesday, illustrate widespread dismay over
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Neighborhood groups file lawsuit against city’s Downtown Area Plan

Neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit against the city of Berkeley for alleged violations of environmental procedures in a contentious development plan recently approved by Berkeley City Council. The petition — which was filed May 3 at the Alameda County Superior Court — alleges that the city “improperly approved” the Downtown
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Friends and family remember UC Berkeley alum Tarek Saleh

UC Berkeley 2011 graduate Tarek Corwin Saleh, remembered for his caring and selfless nature, died early Saturday morning in a car accident at the Emeryville Marina. He was 25. Emeryville Police Department officers responded to the scene at 6:10 a.m. and identified Saleh after they retrieved his car from the
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Final city bond measures for November ballot to be decided on in July

At its meeting Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council discussed results from a second community survey conducted to determine which bond measures voters want on the November election ballot. The survey included specific ballot measures that will generate tax revenue for the city to fix its aging infrastructure, which includes restoration
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Council confirms new city manager Christine Daniel

The Berkeley City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of interim City Manager Christine Daniel as the new city manager at its meeting Tuesday night. Daniel has served as interim city manager since November, when the council approved an employment contract with her following former City Manager Phil Kamlarz’s retirement. Councilmembers
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Restaurants destroyed in fire not reopening in the near future

The original plan to reopen two restaurants destroyed in a five-alarm fire at Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue last November is on an indefinite hiatus. The original plan proposed in February was to establish tent structures as temporary homes for popular Berkeley eateries Cafe Intermezzo and Raleigh’s Bar & Grill.
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Half of Middle Class Scholarship Act passes in state assembly

Half of the legislation that makes up the California Middle Class Scholarship Act passed in the state Assembly Wednesday. Assembly Bill 1501, which passed in a 54-to-15 vote, establishes the Middle Class Scholarship Program, which would cut fees for middle-class UC and CSU students by two-thirds and would also reduce fees at the California Community
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Hookup: The stigma surrounding virginity

This is the second installment in a four-part series exploring UC Berkeley’s “hookup culture.” Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy and encourage honest conversation. After a “pretty hard core” make-out session at a party, Wheeler recalled walking a girl back to her room
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