Berkeley man found dead in Yosemite National Park

Berkeley resident James Dunbar was found dead Friday afternoon by Yosemite National Park rangers who were attempting to recover the body of another man who had drowned in the Merced River, which runs through the southern part of the park and the Yosemite Valley. According to major media outlets, the
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UC spared additional cuts in budget revision

While the University of California escaped further funding reductions Monday morning in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, should spending cuts and tax extensions the new proposal relies upon fail to be carried out, additional cuts to the UC and CSU are likely, doubling a $500 million dollar cut to
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Student regent resigns after sex crime allegations

Jesse Cheng officially announced his resignation from his position as the UC Student Regent on Monday, ending his term that had been marred by controversy. Cheng’s term took a contentious turn when he was arrested by Irvine police in November on suspicion of sexual battery. Accused of inappropriately touching a
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Sports bar to open on Telegraph Avenue

About three months ago, Larry Blake’s Restaurant and Bar was boarded up after 71 years of service to the Berkeley community. Now, a new posting stands out on the wooden facing that conceals what was once a vibrant dining establishment — a notice of proposed development by the site’s new
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Strikers hungry no longer as protest comes to an end

Last Monday morning, remnants of chalking efforts on the pavement in front of California Hall were the only tangible indicators in the area of the 12-day hunger strike that had concluded the evening before. By the time of the strike’s termination on May 8, the remaining hunger strikers had not
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Tan Hall chemical accident resulted from experiment

An accident resulting from a chemical engineering experiment performed in Tan Hall last Monday morning sent one student to the hospital with moderate injuries. The incident — which was originally reported to UCPD as a small chemical explosion — was reported at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Monday. The 23-year-old male
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State bill aims for increased transparency

The state Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would increase transparency and accountability in California’s public higher education institutions. Senate Bill 8 — authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — passed by a 7-1 vote and would require auxiliary organizations within the University of California, California State University
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Hearing for hikers accused of spying delayed again

The latest scheduled hearing for three UC Berkeley alumni Iranian officials have accused of spying was again postponed last Wednesday. Neither Shane Bauer nor Josh Fattal — who have been detained in Iran for nearly two years — was ever brought to the courtroom Wednesday for the scheduled hearing in
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