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UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message to the campus community today: Every fall for the last many years, we have issued statements concerning the virtue of civility on campus. This principle is one of several that Berkeley staff, students, faculty and alumni themselves developed and today regard as "fundamental to our mission of teaching, research and public service."
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Two women escaped from a fire in a Berkeley apartment building this morning, a deputy fire chief said. Shortly after 9 a.m., firefighters received a report of a blaze in an apartment building in the 3100 block of King Street, about three blocks west of the Ashby BART station, Berkeley fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.
Oakland and BART officials cut the ribbon Monday on a new parking garage for a "transit village" being built at MacArthur Station. Photo: BRIDGE Housing/Twitter BART continues to encourage the construction of multi-story parking garages at its stations, despite the exorbitant costs and lost potential for valuable land that could be put to better use.
Don't throw away those cheap shades from the kiosk-they are just as good at protecting your eyes from UVA and UVB rays as their high-end counterparts, according to a study from University of California, Berkeley. Just how cheap were the sunglasses that were tested? A mere $10.
The Town of Moraga is going to have a birthday party next month marking 40 years of incorporation , even though people have been living around here for thousands of years. When St. Mary's College was being built in the Moraga Valley in 1928, steam shovels digging the foundations found skeletons of these early people, along with the mortars and pestles they used to grind acorns.
Cultural anthropologist Natasha Schll bridged the gap between human interaction and machine workings in her research on gambling. Her book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas , published in 2012, was borne as a result of an undergraduate thesis she began at age 19. In it, she examines the connection between compulsive gamblers and the design of the slot machines they play.
And on Thursday, hoping to find a way - any way - to save Doctors Medical Center, some nurses, , and even some patients went to the office of the head of the area's healthcare district. The protesters are alleging serious conflict of interest as the San Pablo hospital teeters on the edge.
Long before 1971, when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue, or even 1966, when Alfred Peet opened his first coffee shop in the North Berkeley neighborhood, gourmet ghettos existed throughout the world. Just as Saul's, the lone Jewish deli on Shattuck, gives more than lip service to the California palate, the gourmet ghettos of Europe, Asia and North Africa were influenced by the customs, cuisines and agriculture of their surroundings.
Friday, September 12, 2014 will mark the four year anniversary of the murder of Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo, known to his family as "Fito". Celedon was a Chilean native who moved to Berkeley to be with his fiancA©.
The city is looking to art as a way to make Telegraph Avenue more attractive and is putting out a call for a consultant to develop a public art plan for the district. The consultant or team is supposed to implement a stakeholders' vision of incorporating art in "a coherent and enhanced streetscape that prioritizes pedestrian uses and creates a unique visual identity that will enhance Telegraph Avenue's appeal as a regional commercial and cultural destination," according to a request for qualifications issued this week.
Summary: U.S. News & World Report has published the 30th edition of the Best Colleges rankings, adding new features such as crime safety reports and federal loan information. The 30th edition of the Best Colleges rankings has been released by U.S. News & World Report.
An AC Transit bus hit and sheared off a fire hydrant this afternoon in downtown Berkeley, causing a geyser of water to erupt, a deputy fire chief said. The crash was reported at 4:03 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street, fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.
Transfer fairs and other activities abound this autumn at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Oakland's Laney and Merritt colleges. Let's take a whirlwind look at the great happenings taking place at the Peralta Colleges throughout the fall.
The Berkeley City Council decided 75 years ago that traffic hazards on Shattuck Avenue were not as bad as citizens said, the Berkeley Daily Gazette reported Sept. 12, 1939.
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