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Press Release: Berkeley Fiscal Accountability Initiative Headed for November Ballot

From Barbara Gilbert and Jacquelyn McCormick
Wednesday May 16, 2012 - 05:05:00 PM

The Committee for FACTS turned in almost 4,000 signatures to the Berkeley City Clerk, more than enough to qualify its fiscal accountability initiative for the November ballot. -more-


Updated: Gill Tract Protesters Arrested by U.C. Berkeley Police

By Zack Farmer and Laura Dixon (BCN)
Monday May 14, 2012 - 10:22:00 PM

University of California police arrested nine people this morning who have been trying to make sure that a piece of the school's land in Albany is used for sustainable agriculture, a university spokesman said. -more-


Press Release: UC Riot Police Raiding Gill Tract NOW: Streets Blocked off; Police Prepared to Use Force

From Occupy the Farm
Monday May 14, 2012 - 09:45:00 PM

6:30 a.m.: At least seventy UC police in riot gear have closed off streets to the Gill Tract Farm and are raiding the site. They have locked and barricaded the gates to the property with dozens of people still inside. They appear poised to use force, and have already trampled and destroyed crops lanted by the Gill Tract Farming Collective. -more-


Flash: UC Berkeley Police Arrest Two Protesters, Order Others Off Gill Tract

By Laura Dixon
Monday May 14, 2012 - 11:03:00 AM

University of California at Berkeley police are moving in on the Gill Tract this morning to enforce the removal of protesters who have occupied the university-owned piece of land in Albany in recent weeks, university officials said. -more-


Protesters Plan to Stay on UC Berkeley's Albany Land Past Saturday Morning Deadline

By Patricia Decker (BCN)
Friday May 11, 2012 - 07:55:00 PM

The University of California is willing to cease pursuing criminal prosecution against protesters who have been occupying a university-owned parcel of land in Albany since Earth Day in the name of urban agriculture, university officials announced this afternoon. -more-


Small Group of Protesters Occupying UC Berkeley Admissions Office Detained by Police

By Bay City News
Friday May 11, 2012 - 09:42:00 PM

About a dozen protesters were detained by police this evening while occupying an admissions office at the University of California at Berkeley. -more-


In 1937, Aquatic Park was a New Berkeley Gem

By Steven Finacom
Thursday May 10, 2012 - 12:22:00 PM
A full-page image in the May 6, 1937 Berkeley Daily Gazette publicized the three daylong extravagant dedication of Berkeley’s Aquatic Park.

This week, when the Berkeley City Council majority moved closer to approving new zoning that could line the edge of Berkeley’s Aquatic Park with up to 100 foot high industrial buildings, was also, ironically, the seventy-fifth anniversary of a massive celebration that opened the park in 1937. -more-


Big Deal All Nighter at Cafe Mediterraneum on Telegraph Makes Berkeley History

By Ted Friedman
Friday May 11, 2012 - 08:04:00 PM
12:01, and Med remains open all night, to test 24-hour permission.

What's the big deal about pulling an all nighter at the Cafe Mediterraneum on Telegraph across from Moe's? -more-


The Center For Independent Living's Mobility Matters Program

By Annie Malev
Friday May 11, 2012 - 09:42:00 PM

No matter what one's circumstances are during any time in life, it's always nice to know what support and resources are available to help reach one's goals. -more-


Augustus Bart Berger, Jr. 1924 - 2013

Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 01:14:00 PM

Augustus Bart Berger, Jr., passed away on August 7th, 2013, in Berkeley, California, at the age of 89. He was known throughout his church parish as extremely kind, generous, and caring. He was active and alert and continued his charity work until the end. -more-