Occupy Berkeley plans to shut down Chase Bank Saturday

Occupy Berkeley announced this week that it will attempt to shut down the downtown branch of Chase Bank on Saturday by staging a peaceful demonstration in front of the building. Starting at 10 a.m., the group plans to block the bank’s door and ATMs as well as bar patrons from entering the
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Four pedestrian robberies occur in Berkeley last week

Four pedestrian robberies — at least two of which involved firearms — occurred last week in Berkeley, police said. None of the victims were UC Berkeley students and for three of the crimes, no suspects have been identified or arrested, according to Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, spokesperson for the Berkeley Police
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Berkeley police, fire departments to synchronize communications

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will decide which communication network the city police and fire departments will join to synchronize communications throughout the Bay Area. Per mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all non-federal public safety radio systems must migrate to narrowband channels — meaning the bandwidth of a
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Student robbed of wallet on Southside

A man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in Southside Sunday night. At about 11:50 p.m., the victim, a study-abroad student, was walking on Telegraph Avenue near Dwight Way when he was approached by two males who allegedly demanded his wallet. One of the suspects took the victim’s wallet
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Man robbed in Downtown Berkeley

A man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in Downtown Berkeley Sunday morning. At about 2:15 a.m., the victim, a 23-year-old male, was on his bicycle on the intersection of Addison Street and Shattuck Avenue when he was allegedly approached from behind by two males who pulled him off
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