Occupy Berkeley protest starts one week early

Over 200 participants met for the first meeting of Occupy Berkeley at noon today in Downtown Berkeley, where they voted to begin the occupation tonight rather than wait until next Saturday as they had originally planned. Community members toting signs and flags as well as students from UC Berkeley and
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Architecture students propose range of ideas for vacant Telegraph lot

This summer, UC Berkeley architecture students drew up designs ranging from an “Urban Ecology Center” to an Institute for Anarchic Studies to develop the vacant lot on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue. Darell Fields, a lecturer in the campus Department of Architecture who provided guidance for the
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Students submit redistricting proposal to create student supermajority district

UC Berkeley student leaders, Berkeley City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, gathered on the steps of city hall Friday morning to submit a redistricting proposal for the creation of two student super-majority districts. Under overcast skies, ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman, ASUC President Vishalli Loomba,
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City Council votes to support Verizon union workers

Thousands of miles of separation is not enough to stop the Berkeley City Council from taking a stance on a labor dispute. On Tuesday night, the council voted to send a letter to Verizon Communications President and CEO Lowell McAdam expressing the council’s support for Verizon employees — who largely
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Panel discusses possibility of student supermajority district

A UC Berkeley student has not been elected to the Berkeley City Council since 1984, when Nancy Skinner became the first student to ever serve as a council member. After 27 years, students are working to change that with the creation of a student supermajority district. But students are not
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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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