Man allegedly demands money from an Oakland Safeway

After allegedly demanding money from an Oakland Safeway supermarket about two weeks ago, a Richmond man is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicions of second degree robbery. Philip Taylor, 26, allegedly pointed a gun Sept. 3 at an employee behind the register at around 4:50 a.m. at
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New program to improve campus area crime analysis

UC Berkeley students will soon have the opportunity to analyze crime statistics and patterns in the campus area through a new program run jointly by the Berkeley Police Department and UCPD, which could be implemented as soon as October. The Berkeley City Council is expected to accept a $36,000 grant
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Patents little help for budget woes

Despite negotiating a patent royalties monetization that will bring millions in revenue to the campus this year, UC Berkeley officials do not see patent revenue as a long-term financial solution to budget woes. Even though an $87.5 million patent monetization deal will fund campus research facilities and biological sciences in
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Man robbed at knifepoint near People’s Park restrooms

A man was robbed of $10 via knife near the People’s Park restrooms Tuesday night. At about 9:55 p.m., a man was walking toward the men’s restroom in People’s Park when a suspect approached him out of the shadows, brandished a knife and demanded his money, according to UCPD spokesperson
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Panel of experts meets to discuss DREAM Act

Will undocumented students studying at universities and colleges in California ever receive the same rights and financial aid as their legal counterparts? This was the question discussed by a panel Wednesday evening at UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement Cafe by three experts who approached the issue — the California DREAM
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Student tenants protest against local landlords at senior center

Frustrated by Berkeley landlords refusing to return security deposits, student tenants and their Berkeley City Council representatives protested Wednesday night at a landlord lobby meeting. The protest — which took place just before the Berkeley Property Owners Association’s monthly meeting at the North Berkeley Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. —
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UC Board of Regents discusses funding for graduate students

With funding for its graduate academic students falling behind the UC’s competitor institutions, the UC Board of Regents discussed at their meeting Thursday how to increase funds for graduate students — a crucial part of the university’s academic excellence, according to faculty and administrators. Board members discussed eliminating nonresident graduate
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Progress slow with vacant lot on corner of Haste and Telegraph

A week after Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to pursue foreclosure against the owner of the vacant Telegraph Avenue lot just south of the UC Berkeley campus, little visible progress has been made. Although the city has finally decided to force local business owner Ken Sarachan to repay the nearly
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