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CAMPUS ISSUES: The stay-away injunctions issued to Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters are a premature punishment for possible crimes.

Every UC Berkeley student has experienced stress juggling midterms, relationships and jobs. Few, though, can imagine a world where every moment they spend on campus is shaded by the pall of potential arrest. 12 of 13 Occupy Cal protesters being charged with misdemeanors for their alleged actions on Nov. 9
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City files lawsuit against vacant lot owner

Nearly five months after the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to foreclose on the almost $641,000 lien for the vacant lot at 2501 Haste St., the city has filed a lawsuit against the property owner. Court documents list property owner Kenneth Sarachan defendant in the suit, which was filed with the
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Steel company sued by former employee

Berkeley resident Roberto Rodriguez remembers his first day of work at Pacific Steel Casting Company — a landscape of heavy machinery, loud noises and flying embers. The company superintendent took him to the front gate and said, “Look, Bobby, it’s a hell in there.” At the time, Rodriguez was 19
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Court punishes city of Berkeley for failing to hold public hearing

In response to a court order issued this summer, Berkeley City Council is set to rescind a decision it made over a year ago next week that affirmed the city Zoning Adjustments Board’s approval of the construction of two mixed-use and one residential building on Southside. The Alameda County Superior
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Group of UC retirees appeal court decision

After losing in the courts earlier this year in a drawn-out legal battle regarding retirement health benefits, a group of UC retirees at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are appealing the court’s decision, seeking to prove that their original benefits were unfairly altered. The UC Livermore Retiree Group — which
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Livermore Lab retirees may appeal benefits lawsuit decision

UC retirees who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were left to consider an appeal May 26 after the Alameda County Superior Court ruled in favor of the UC Board of Regents after a nine-month petition process revolving around retirement health benefits. The UC Livermore Retiree Group — whose
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