City Council and community members talk costs of pools planning process

The Berkeley City Council and community members raised concerns at a work session Tuesday night that an over-evaluation of non-construction related expenses has hindered the city’s efforts to implement a ballot measure to save its pools. At the work session, William Rogers, director of the city’s Parks Recreation and Waterfront
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City Council unanimously passes plan for Southside development

After nearly 15 years of planning, the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Southside Plan at its meeting Tuesday night, providing a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at promoting economic and community development in the area south of the UC Berkeley campus. The measures adopted in the sweeping motion included
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Affirmative action debate heats up over bake sale

When two girls dressed as Native Americans approached the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” table on Tuesday for free cupcakes, Andy Nevis, the executive director of the Berkeley College Republicans, told them that the costumes were not necessary to get the cupcakes at a lower price. But the sale’s stratified price
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Report suggests ways for improving Letters and Science education

After a year of preparation, suggestions for an overhaul of UC Berkeley undergraduate education, including fewer breadth requirements and an emphasis on improved teaching, were released in a campus report Tuesday. The L&S Faculty Forum, made up of 25 professors and administrators, submitted its report — which outlines 15 recommendations
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School district whooping cough vaccination up to 92 percent compliance

As many as 387 students in the Berkeley Unified School District may be unable to attend school starting Thursday as the 30-day grace period for seventh- through 12th-grade students to get their whooping cough vaccination comes to a close. Schools in the district continue to urge students to arm themselves against
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New coalition protests ‘oppressive’ UC Berkeley campus climate

Over the course of just a few days, “The Coalition,” a newly-formed multicultural student group, planned and executed a die-in, and recruited over 250 demonstrators. The organization, which formed out of protest to the Berkeley College Republicans’ bake sale, made its presence known Tuesday by conducting a demonstration on Sproul
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UC Berkeley Republicans consider bake sale success, despite criticism

If he had a chance to do it again in the future, said Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis, he wouldn’t. But Lewis believes that Tuesday’s “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” which led to international uproar, disapproval from the campus student government and administration and violent threats for the group’s members,
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Hundreds gather in Sproul Plaza in protest of UC Berkeley bake sale

Hundreds of students and community members convened on Upper Sproul Plaza Tuesday to protest the controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans, peaking in a demonstration that saw hundreds of protesters lie on their backs in front of Sproul Hall. The bake sale, which was first
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