Campus study finds origin of spread of tree pathogen

Researchers at UC Berkeley have found that the spread of a cypress tree-killing pathogen to six continents very likely originated in trees exported from California to Europe in the 1920s. The study, published Thursday in the journal Phytopathology, determined that the cypress canker disease — Seiridium cardinale — has infected
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Former Chez Panisse chef opens sustainable butcher shop in Berkeley

By using meat from sustainable ranches and keeping the butchery process transparent for customers, a former Chez Panisse chef and his wife are aiming to change the experience of buying and eating meat with their newly opened Berkeley butchery, The Local Butcher Shop. The owners — couple Monica and Aaron
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Undocumented students small portion of DREAM Act beneficiaries

UC statistics show less than 30 percent of AB 540 students are undocumented

As the second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow students who qualify for in-state tuition under AB 540 access to public financial aid for the first time — reaches Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, the topic of undocumented students has garnered mass media and public attention. But
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City may adjust environmental review process

In order to meet recently updated air quality guidelines to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, Berkeley may significantly adjust its environmental review process. At a Thursday meeting of the city’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission, commission members discussed different ways of meeting the May 2011 updated guidelines, which set renewed
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State Assembly sends second part of DREAM Act to Brown

The second part of the California DREAM Act, Assembly Bill 131, passed in the state Assembly today, and will now make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill, which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid such as the competitive Cal Grant, was passed in the
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Many Berkeley eateries expect drop in sales from the gameday crowd

If hardcore Cal fans were disappointed by the news that Cal football would be moving from Memorial Stadium to AT&T Park for the 2011 season, imagine the dismay of countless Berkeley business owners who would otherwise take advantage of the hoards of hungry spectators flooding the campus and surrounding streets.
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New senate convenes, sets goals

ASUC senators opened the year’s inaugural meeting Wednesday night with brief discussions about impending campus issues — including the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation and further tuition increases — and executive goals for the academic year. The roughly six-hour senate meeting — which according to Executive Vice President Chris Alabastro was
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Many local restaurants expect drop in sales from gameday crowd

If hardcore Cal fans were disappointed by the news that Cal football would be moving from Memorial Stadium to AT&T Park for the 2011 season, imagine the dismay of countless Berkeley business owners who would otherwise take advantage of the hoards of hungry spectators flooding the campus and surrounding streets.
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Activist group urges Gov. Brown to pass DREAM Act

A small group of demonstrators bearing signs and chanting slogans gathered in front of California Hall today, demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown sign AB 131, otherwise known as the second part of California DREAM Act. Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande briefly addressed the
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