Berkeley police, fire departments to synchronize communications

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will decide which communication network the city police and fire departments will join to synchronize communications throughout the Bay Area. Per mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all non-federal public safety radio systems must migrate to narrowband channels — meaning the bandwidth of a
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Ask the Daily Cal: UC Budget and Tuition

On Friday,  July 15, 2011, News Editor Allie Bidwell and Assistant News Editor Aaida Samad answered reader questions about the UC budget cuts and the 9.6 percent fee hike that was approved at this month’s meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Editor in Chief Tomer Ovadia moderated the discussion. Below
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State Senate approves first part of DREAM Act

A bill that would allow undocumented students to be eligible for financial aid funded by private donations was passed by the state Senate Thursday. Assembly Bill 130, authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, comprises the first part of the state’s DREAM Act. The bill now awaits approval from Gov.
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UC Board of Regents approves 9.6 percent fee hike

SAN FRANCISCO — Expressing disgust and sadness at placing an additional burden on students and families, the UC Board of Regents voted to approve a 9.6 percent fee increase at its meeting Thursday while at the same time calling for increased efforts by the UC community to demand that the
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UC Regents defer discussion of fee hikes to Thursday’s meeting

Despite repeated expressions of concern regarding a proposed 9.6 percent fee hike throughout the Wednesday meeting of the UC Board of Regents,  the board deferred most discussion regarding the increase to Thursday, instead choosing to address upcoming challenges to maintaining the university’s excellence in the face of deep budget cuts.
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Enrollment data prompt debate over makeup of student body

SAN FRANCISCO—At a meeting of the UC Board of Regents Wednesday, admissions and enrollment data generated debate among board members who were divided over how the university will determine the makeup of its student body in years to come, while balancing a need to increase revenue, decrease excess costs and
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Initiative saves UC $157 million over past year

SAN FRANCISCO — Though student concern at the UC Board of Regents meeting Wednesday centered around ongoing increases in tuition and fees, administrative efficiency programs have saved the UC system over $157 million over the past year, according to results released at the meeting. The Working Smarter Initiative — launched
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Council delays enactment of fee promoting affordable units

Despite the approval of an affordable housing ordinance by the Berkeley City Council last month, a fee that would be imposed on developers unless they create a certain amount of affordable units will not be implemented until at least the end of this year. The council decided at its meeting
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