Woman shot dead in South Berkeley

A woman was found dead after suffering a gunshot wound on Derby Street Tuesday evening. Berkeley Police Department officers responded to an initial report of an injury collision around 11:36 p.m. on the 1500 block of Derby Street.
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Cukor’s family criticizes police response on night of death

The family of a Berkeley resident who was bludgeoned to death outside his home earlier this year is now criticizing the police response the night of the killing. The sons of Peter Cukor, Christopher and Alexander Cukor, spoke to press Friday at the office of their attorney R. Lewis Van Blois to set
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Suspect in Berkeley homicide pleads not guilty

The man charged in the city of Berkeley’s third homicide of the year pleaded not guilty in court Monday. Berkeley resident Randall Alston pleaded not guilty to one charge of felony murder at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland for the March 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Devin Whitmire
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Spring break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended for spring break on March 23 and picked up again on April 2. Aggregated below is some of our online coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse
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Council member calls town hall meeting in wake of homicide

In the wake of a homicide that shook the Berkeley community last month, community members are coming together for a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss public safety and police response in emergency situations. The meeting was called by Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf — who represents the North Berkeley
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