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Dispatches From The Edge: 10 Myths About Libya? (Column)

Conn Hallinan
Friday August 26, 2011 - 01:27:00 PM

In his essay, “Top Ten Myths about the Libyan War,” Juan Cole argues that U.S. interests in the conflict consisted of stopping “massacres of people,” a “lawful world order,” “the NATO alliance,” and oddly, “the fate of Egypt.” It is worth taking a moment to look at each of these arguments, as well as his dismissal of the idea that the U.S./NATO intervention had anything to do with oil as “daft.” -more-


Comment on Development of Golden Gate Fields for Lawrence Berkeley Lab on Monday (Opinion Communication)

From Kate Looby, Senior Chapter Director, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
Friday August 26, 2011 - 01:15:00 PM

Tell the developers in Albany/Berkeley to adhere to the Voices to Vision plan! -more-


Friday Night Football at UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium:
The Environmental Impact

Edited by Jacquelyn McCormick
Friday August 26, 2011 - 10:47:00 AM

This is a summary document that was compiled from the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Cal Memorial Stadium Project. Information was taken directly from the SEIR and relates specifically to future Friday night football games. Initial cursory comments from the editor are provided at the end of paragraphs and are in italicized bold font. Everything else is a copy of excerpts pulled directly from the SEIR. -more-


Robert Reich Welcomes New Students to Berkeley

By Steven Finacom
Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 11:11:00 AM
ASUC President Vishalli Loomba exhorted her fellow students while the other
                  speakers, including Dean of Students Jonathan Poullard, Mary Catherine Birgeneau,
                  Professor Robert Reich, and Vice Chancellor Harry LeGrande, looked on.

New students at the University of California Berkeley—both incoming freshmen and junior transfers—flocked to the venerable blue and gold balloon festooned Hearst Greek Theatre on the late afternoon of August 22, 2011, to receive an official welcome to the campus in the form of the annual New Student Convocation. -more-


Updated: Berkeley's Jesus Jungle Host to "Prime-Time" Jane Fonda

By Ted Friedman
Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 10:17:00 AM
Jane, Prime-time, Fonda, 73, addresses the faithful at Berkeley's first Congregational Church last Wednesday

Jane Fonda, 73, Breezed (she copped a '74 Oscar for Bree Daniels in Klute) into Berkeley last Wednesday evening to plug her new book, "Prime Time," at the First Congregational Church in the heart of South side's Jesus Jungle. Jesus Jungle is five block-hogging churches bounded on the North by Bancroft Way and on the South by Haste Street, West of Telegraph—two blocks of churches. -more-


Most Speakers at BART Hearing Critical of Cellphone Cutoff

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 06:05:00 PM

Most of the eight speakers at a three-hour public hearing today criticized BART's decision to temporarily cut off cellphone service at several San Francisco stations Aug. 11 because of concerns there would be a violent protest. -more-


Dear Students: Stop Robbing, Start Learning (Please) (News Analysis)

By Thomas Lord
Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 10:28:00 AM

On behalf of the Berkeley Daily Planet I spoke with Director of Student Services Susan Craig. I asked her to help us understand the Berkeley High School's policies about robbery reporting. How does the district exercise its discretion about calling in the police? And why? -more-


Two Quakes Felt in Berkeley, East Bay

By Patricia Decker (BCN)
Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 03:59:00 PM

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area for the second time in as many days, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. -more-