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Because a key witness wasn't available, a murder charge was dismissed today against a Pittsburg man who was arrested for a fatal shooting in Berkeley last year. Antiown Ramon York, 26, had been charged with the death of 26-year-old Jermaine Davis, who was shot in the 1800 block of Derby Street in South Berkeley at 6:52 p.m. on July 17, 2013.
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Police officers quietly resumed participation in closed-door Police Review Commission complaint hearings Sept. 10, even though their grievances over a leak of confidential information have not been resolved.
5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A federal judge Tuesday issued several procedural rulings against demonstrators who are seeking $15 million in damages because they allege that they were victims of police brutality in an "Occupy Cal" protest at the University of California at Berkeley in November 2011. But Shanta Driver, an attorney for the protesters, said she believes that the rulings that U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers delivered in an angry voice at a short hearing today are only a temporary setback because the judge gave the demonstrators one week to amend their suit to address her procedural concerns.
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A 33-year-old man was robbed at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Monday night, campus police said Tuesday. Officers responded to a report of a robbery that happened sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m at West Crescent, a campus driveway off of Oxford Street.
The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, to be published Sunday, Sept.
If you and someone special are available on Saturday October 4, 2014 between 4-8pm and you are in the mood to eat some of the best crab in the Bay Area then you might want to check out Signature's presentation of a Crab Feast. Signature, headed by Cordell King, prepares some of the best crab in the Bay Area.
A 55-year-old man has been charged with burglary after stealing laptops and other electronics from at least three UC Berkeley buildings, police said Tuesday. Edward Clark, was charged last Friday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office with six new counts of burglary, following a series of thefts at Evans Hall, the Haas School of Business and other undisclosed campus buildings in July.
Chris Strachwitz, the longtime kingpin of Down Home Music and Arhoolie Records on the Richmond-El Cerrito border on San Pablo Avenue, is getting his story told in "This Ain't No Mouse Music," a new documentary premiering this week. The 92-minute documentary screens at 7 p.m. Sept.
The University of California, Berkeley, announced yesterday that Sheila Kennedy , AIA, is the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. The honor is awarded by UC Berkley's College of Environmental Design to a "distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community," according to a press release .
A man whose body was found in a parking lot in downtown Berkeley a week ago has been identified as 22-year-old Tyler Gray, a transient, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau. Berkeley police said there were no signs that foul play was involved in the death of Gray, who was found unresponsive in the parking lot on the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Blake Street at 1:54 p.m. on Sept.
Why are human faces so variable compared to other animals, from lizards and penguins to dogs and monkeys? Scientists analyzed human faces and the genes that code for facial features and found a high variability that could only be explained by selection for variable faces, probably because of the importance of social interactions in human relationships and the need for humans to be recognizable. The amazing variety of human faces - far greater than that of most other animals - is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable.
A new film, 'The Farmer, the Architect and the Scientist' tells the story of a seed hero. Dr Debal Deb is a pioneering ecologist committed to working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity.
Human faces show an amazing diversity of features, as seen in images from National Geographic 's "The Changing Face of America." From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike.
In the latest example that 3D printing is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon, one of the largest universities in the U.S. recently introduced an on-campus 3D printer where users can design and order 3D printed products on-site. The unveiling of the "Innovation Station" at the University of Texas at Austin is a favorable development for Changing Technologies, Inc. and subsidiary 6th Dimension Technologies as they continue developing the latest innovative concepts to customize the technology for the fast-growing multi-billion dollar industry.
Robert Reich, who served as U.S. secretary of labor for four years under Bill Clinton, is currently a public policy professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He took time off from his hectic schedule of teaching exactly one course this fall to excoriate American CEOs and Harvard Business School for allowing "a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that's gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today."
Q. How you feel can affect whether you're smiling or not. But how about the reverse? Can putting on a smile affect how you feel? A. Actually, "body position, postures, gestures and facial expressions can influence how we think, feel and even behave," reports the University of California, Berkeley, wellness letter.
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