Berkeley Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Former UC Berkeley employee told to lie on taxes, per lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A former UC Berkeley employee who worked closely with outgoing Chancellor Nicholas Dirks's family is suing the school and the regents who oversee it. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Alameda County Superior Court, Alice McNeil alleges that she performed personal jobs for Dirks's family and then was pushed out after refusing to lie about it on tax forms.

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  2. Photos: Special Olympics Torch Run in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    With Berkeley police department Officer Alex Villarroel holding the "Flame of Hope" members of the department escort the torch along Oxford Street during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The torch run was started in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas by Police Chief Richard LaMunyon and now sees participation by departments across the nation in fundraising for the Special Olympics.

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  3. Father of Ghost Ship victim seeks to preserve, protect artist spaces in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Ed Bernbaum is photographed in his Berkeley, Calif., home on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Bernbaum's son Jonathan was killed in the Ghost Ship fire.

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  4. Berkeley to discuss police involvement with federal security programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    The purchase of an armored van for the police department, and the city's participation in regional and federal anti-terrorism and intelligence programs, are the subjects of a special City Council meeting set for June 20. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held in the Longfellow Middle School Auditorium at 1500 Derby St., which can accommodate a much larger audience than the council chamber in the Old City Hall. The armored, bulletproof van - the city favors the terminology "specially equipped panel van" - would be purchased from Phoenix-based The Armored Group for $205,373, including $125,373 from federal Urban Area Security Initiative regional funds and $80,000 from the city's Asset Forfeiture Fund.

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  5. Report: What U.S. state is the best for children to grow up in?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Boaz Buchmanperl, 9, left, and Phoebe Boyd, 9, fourth graders listen to author David M. Schwartz, of Oakland, during a presentation at the Walden Center and School in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2017. Have you ever wondered where is the best place to be a child in the United States, according to child advocacy experts? That's according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 Kids Count Data Book, which was released Tuesday.

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  6. Draw of Silicon Valley stronger than fear of Trump for international studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Manli Li, a native of China, is a law student at the University of California, Berkeley, where she spent time, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Berkeley, California. Some American schools have reported a drop in international student applications.

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  7. Check out the new video by Green Day, then go see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act in Oakland.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs in a small-venue show at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act which formed in the East Bay has released the video for "Revolution Radio."

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  8. Free Berkeley screening of documentary on coal and mining communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    An advocacy group that seeks to derail plans to transport coal to Oakland on trains for shipment overseas will host a free screening of "From the Ashes" on June 22. The National Geographic documentary looks at communities across the country that wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry as they contemplate their future under the Trump Administration, according to the event sponsor, No Coal in Oakland . "From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the 'war on coal' to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate," an event note reads.

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  9. Editorial: Tell voters what school bonds will cost them? Scary idea, legislators findRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    School officials and many state legislators want to keep voters in the dark about the most fundamental information related to billions of dollars of school bonds: Their cost to taxpayers. In local elections, school districts seeking voter approval for construction bonds pack ballot language with wordy feel-good descriptions of what the money will buy.

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  10. Woman takes picture, helps Berkeley police nab her attackerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Thanks to a photo taken on a cellphone, Berkeley police were able to arrest a man accused of groping a woman as she walked near the UC Berkeley campus. Police said a 19-year-old woman was walking near Bancroft Way and Fulton Street at 7:08 p.m. on May 29 when a man grabbed her buttocks.

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  11. Police: Woman gave toddler meth at Peoples Park in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    A woman was in county jail after her interaction with a toddler at a Berkeley park led to her arrest on suspicion of attempted homicide this week, UC Berkeley police said. UC Berkeley police released this image Tuesday, June 6, 2017, of Sayyadina Thomas, 36, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder after an incident in People's Park.

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  12. Task force report on Cal athletics: Something has to give but what?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    California Golden Bears' Chad Hansen reaches back for a reception in front of Washington Huskies' Sidney Jones during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. The task force evaluating Cal's debt-plagued athletic department stopped short of recommending the elimination of sports programs but provided a bleak assessment of the present - and future - in a report to university leadership issued Monday.

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  13. Red Bay Coffee hires formerly incarcerated individuals who, through...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Oakland coffee company Red Bay Coffee was recognized Monday for its work in empowering employees at an award ceremony honoring small businesses throughout the state. State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, honored Red Bay as "Small Business of the Year" at the California Small Business Day Awards, an award and event sponsored by the California Small Business Association that seeks to recognize "important contributions small businesses make throughout the state," according to a news release from Skinner's office.

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  14. Living on campus is cheaper at UCLA than UC MercedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Zach Gamlieli, Berkeley Student Cooperative President, admires one of the many murals decorating the hallways at Casa Zimbabwe in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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  15. Admiral, sower of Berkeley wildflowers made history 75 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific Fleet during World War II, became a national hero during the pivotal battle for control of Midway 75 years ago this week, nowhere more than in the Bay Area, where he was a presence before and after the war. The small but strategic Midway atoll was the target of Japanese invasion forces and Nimitz, planning moves and issuing orders from Pearl Harbor, successfully anticipated and defended against the action.

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  16. Editorial: Bill would help curb deceitful school bond measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    School officials and many state legislators want to keep voters in the dark about the most fundamental information related to billions of dollars of school bonds: Their cost to taxpayers. Each election local districts seeking voter approval for construction bonds pack ballot language with wordy feel-good descriptions of what the money will buy.

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  17. CIF state track: Bay Area's best take center stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    St. Joseph Notre Dame's Cooper Teare, right, and Redwood's Liam Anderson, left, compete in the boys 3200 meter run at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions track and field meet held at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Months and months of preparation that included breathtaking performances along the way comes down to this weekend for state's top track and field athletes.

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  18. Despite construction mistakes, one crucial ingredient tipped the balance in the deadly 2015 tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    More than a month after state regulators revoked the license of the general contractor who built a Berkeley apartment complex where six people died and seven were hurt when a balcony collapsed, the agency released 145 pages of supporting materials about the construction failures. The documents include two expert reports on the construction and engineering of the doomed balcony, which gave way June 16, 2015, as 13 people, mostly Irish students working abroad over the summer, were celebrating a birthday party.

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  19. Monte Sereno hires new city managerRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

    The Monte Sereno City Council has unanimously approved hiring Terry Blount as the new city manager. Blount has 18 years experience in municipal planning and is currently Mountain View's assistant community development director and planning manager.

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  20. Assistant professor Blake Wentworth's firing takes effect immediately.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Eva Hagberg Fisher, center, a PHD candidate who reported being sexually harassed by a professor, pictured with students Marianela D'Aprile, left, and Scott Chilberg, right, thanks a group holding a demonstration against sexual harassment outside Wurster Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. About 60 students blocked a pathway at the school to demand the suspension of a professor found by the campus to have sexually harassed a student.

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