Another four Occupy Cal demonstrators issued stay-away orders

OAKLAND — During the arraignments of four protesters Tuesday, a judge barred the demonstrators who have been charged in connection with the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests from all UC property. The four who were issued stay-away orders Tuesday — Amanda Armstrong, Ashley Pinkerton, Justin Tombolesi and Yvette Felarca —
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Defend Affirmative Action Party announces ASUC executive candidates

The Defend Affirmative Action Party has announced its executive candidates for the 2012 ASUC general election. The party is running on a five-point platform, promising to work toward a reversal of fee hikes, double underrepresented minority student enrollment, campaign for the passage of a federal DREAM Act, stop British Petroleum-funded
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CSU plans to drastically restrict enrollment for spring 2013

The California State University plans to accept no new students at most of its campuses for the spring 2013 semester and place all fall 2013 applicants on a waitlist, a top CSU administrator said Monday. According to Robert Turnage, the CSU assistant vice chancellor for budget, the plan would close
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UC may have violated state Public Records Act, experts say

The UC has refused to release billing costs associated with a suit brought against it by Occupy Cal protesters.

The University of California is refusing to disclose legal bills generated by a San Francisco law firm’s work defending the university against a pending lawsuit — a decision experts say may have left the university in violation of the state Public Records Act. The university has contracted Crowell & Moring
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Nearly 50 Berkeley school district teachers recieve pink slips

Last week, 48 teachers in the Berkeley Unified School District received pink slips, signifying that another wave of staff layoffs could be on its way in the upcoming months. In light of the cuts to public education in Gov. Jerry Brown’s preliminary budget released in January for the upcoming fiscal
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