Majority of UC health care premiums to increase in 2012

Most University of California employees will be paying slightly more each month for their health care premiums in 2012 depending on factors such income, health care plan and number of dependents. Seventy percent of all UC employees will pay increases of less than $10 each month into their plans, including
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Picnic marks first Food Day at UC Berkeley

The lyrical strains of the California Golden Overtones, free whole grain bread samples and a picnic marked UC Berkeley’s celebration of the first Food Day Monday. The event, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is designed to encourage sustainable food production and healthy eating and was
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Dog shot 38 times abandoned in Berkeley parking lot

When an abandoned dog was dropped off by police at the Berkeley Animal Shelter last month, staff found nothing out of the ordinary. But when she was taken to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society last week to be spayed, the attending veterinarian discovered something odd: The dog had 38
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Berkeley unemployment rate decreases to 9.7 percent, lowest rate since May

The city of Berkeley’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.7 percent in September, a 0.5 decrease from the August rate, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. Berkeley’s labor force in September was 58,000, of which 5,600 were unemployed, according to the department. Unemployment in Berkeley
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Eight earthquakes hit Berkeley over past several days

Since Thursday, Berkeley has been at the center of at least eight earthquakes. The first, and largest, was a 4.0 magnitude quake that hit just before 3 p.m. Thursday and was centered under South Berkeley, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was followed by three smaller earthquakes in the
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Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes Berkeley

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake — followed by a 1.3 magnitude quake — gently shook the East Bay early Saturday morning, causing little or no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency reported that the quake struck at 12:06 a.m. with an epicenter in the Berkeley Hills. The second quake
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