South Berkeley shooting under investigation

Berkeley police officers are investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in South Berkeley Friday afternoon. At about 2:25 p.m., a group of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street, according to a statement from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt.
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Man allegedly robbed near People’s Park

A man was the victim of an alleged armed robbery near People’s Park on Saturday. Early that morning, the victim was sitting in People’s Park drinking a beer when two suspects allegedly approached him and began to punch and kick him. The suspects then allegedly continued hitting the victim with
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Coca-Cola and Pepsi compete for campus beverage contract

With nearly one month left before UC Berkeley’s current beverage contract is set to expire, two companies vying to enter into a beverage contract with the campus — and gain the exclusive beverage sales rights which accompany it — responded to a request for proposal that campus stakeholders released in
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Berkeley man still missing after fishing boat accident

A Berkeley man is one of seven people still missing after a fishing boat capsized in the Sea of Cortez in Baja California last Sunday. Brian Wong, 54, was among a group of more than 40 people on 115-foot vessel, the Erik, which capsized during a heavy storm early that
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Study shows gray whales adapted diet in times of change

A recent study by UC Berkeley and Smithsonian Institution paleontologists on past gray whale diets suggests that researchers should look to how animals survived past events, such as the Ice Age, in order to anticipate how they will deal with such extreme environmental conditions in the future. The study, published
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Operating cost projections for Lower Sproul renovation show deficit

Projections for the operating costs of the redesigned Lower Sproul Plaza show a negative cash flow associated with the future facilities, according to a presentation from a consultant to the plaza’s renovation project. A deficit as high as $800,000 may occur between 2019 and 2022, after an expected bump in
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Student super-majority district would require charter amendment

The only way to create a student super-majority city council district, which would theoretically allow for the easy election of a student council member, is to amend Berkeley’s city charter, according to city staff. At a small, student-oriented meeting on Thursday night, staff informed those in attendance that the redistricting
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