UC President to host live web chat discussing protests, funding

UC President Mark Yudof is hosting a live web chat March 2 — the same week students across the UC system will be protesting tuition increases and budget cuts — to field questions from university faculty and staff regarding protests, state funding for the university and an initiative to redirect
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Magnitude 3.5 earthquakes shake Berkeley

Two earthquakes that hit about 20 miles away from Berkeley were felt in the city on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. At 6:09 p.m. Wednesday and 9:13 a.m. Thursday, 3.5 magnitude quakes struck Crockett, Calif., which is 19 miles north of Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The coordinates
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Car chase ends in crash at Berkeley intersection

A car chase involving Oakland and Berkeley police Tuesday evening resulted in a crash, damaging four cars and injuring one person, according to police. Berkeley Police Department officers responded to a request from Oakland Police Department at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday for assistance in a car pursuit that was heading
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City council postpones discussion of parking ticket policy

A proposed parking policy change to not ticket people who show up to move their vehicle while the ticket is being written that was set to be discussed at Tuesday’s Berkeley City Council meeting was taken off the agenda. Councilmember Kriss Worthington — who, along with Councilmember Max Anderson, had
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BART unveils new community-based policing structure

Under fire after an audit report questioned its use of force and organization, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department unveiled plans Tuesday for a zoning structure that aims to reduce crime. BART’s new Zone Geographical Policing Structure is the department’s most recent answer to recommendations made by the 2011
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Occupy Cal protesters move to Doe Library steps

Occupy Cal protesters moved their tents from the steps outside of Sproul Hall to the steps of Doe Memorial Library Tuesday morning, continuing an encampment that began Thursday. Protesters decided shortly before midnight Monday to temporarily move to the steps in front of UC Berkeley’s largest library in an effort
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Protesters to hold rally to raise awareness about prison systems

A rally will be held on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Friday to raise awareness about the American prison system. The 1 p.m. rally will feature speakers who “represent the demographics of the people incarcerated, to reflect the inherent racism of the system,” according to the Facebook page for the
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