Berkeley High School to report student robberies to police department

Following a school year marked by several firearm incidents, Berkeley High School has begun reporting all student robberies, to the Berkeley Police Department. This measure comes in response to parents and community members who expressed concerns after there were five occurrences of students carrying a firearm in or around the
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Iran’s judiciary says UC hikers’ release is not imminent

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would release the two former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the border more than two years ago, Iran’s judiciary contradicted these statements Wednesday, saying the Americans’ release is not imminent, the New York Times reported. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an interview
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Study uncovers mechanism behind hearing condition

A study by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists has uncovered new cerebral mechanisms behind tinnitus, a currently incurable condition that produces a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear in the absence of other noise. The study, published Sept. 6 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
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Campus spends $150,000 in salary increases

UC Berkeley doled out almost $150,000 in salary increases to campus deans and a senior administrator while cutting another dean position’s salary, according to reports sent late last month to the UC Board of Regents. The raises — paid to the deans of arts and humanities for the College of Letters
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Campus support for undocumented students may increase

UC Berkeley may soon take on a new look in an attempt to be more supportive of undocumented students. Nineteen recommendations released Monday by a campus task force on undocumented student life range from the placing of signs or symbols to identify people willing to help undocumented students to the
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‘Block party’ blocks traffic on Telegraph

In another recent demonstration supporting People’s Park, local activists and community members closed off a block of Telegraph Avenue late Saturday night. The “block party” — which consisted mostly of socializing in the street to the sound of live music — prevented traffic from moving down the avenue between Dwight
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Pepe’s Pizza applies for beer and wine permit

There are plenty of pizza parlors in Berkeley, but one particular Southside establishment has decided to expand its menu in order to appeal to more customers who are looking to enjoy their pizza with a beer. Since opening last March, Pepe’s Pizza — located at 2516 Durant Ave. — has
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Committee approves project elements to stadium construction

The Committee on Grounds and Buildings approved project elements to the construction of the California Memorial Stadium, including the implementation of occasional Friday night games — which is already drawing concern from community groups — at the UC Board of Regents meeting Tuesday. The committee agreed to accept a Subsequent
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City Council to consider allowing transfer of taxi permits

Almost a year after Berkeley taxi cab company owners and operators sent city officials a letter highlighting a number of grievances about operating in the city, the Berkeley City Council will soon deliberate on a staff-recommended ordinance that would officially allow taxi permits to be transferred to other operators. At
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