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  1. Berkeley City Council to consider compromise on minimum wage once...Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The Berkeley City Council will vote at a surprise meeting on Friday morning on a new ordinance that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 in two years. Previously, a mayoral candidate and councilmember, realtor Laurie Capitelli, orchestrated a supposed compromise with the Service Employees International Union , but then failed to show up for a special council meeting he himself had called.

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  2. have Your Voice Heard: Council Special Meeting re Minimum Wage,...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Council Special Meeting re MINIMUM WAGE, Tomorrow, Friday, Aug 26, 11:30am, Old City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr. Way. The Berkeley City Council has called a Special Meeting for tomorrow morning, to revisit the Berkeley Minimum Wage.

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  3. They're at it againRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    This just in: another city council meeting to tinker with the minimum wage proposals for the November ballot. Still nothing about the Black Lives Matter or the Brown By-Right proposals however.

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  4. Pacific School of Religion might partner with Mark Rhoades for...Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Council candidate Fred Dodsworth, a former Planet reporter, submitted this piece with the above tag. You be the judge, but for a more conventional report from the excellent Tom Lochner in the East Bay Times, see http://www.eastbaytimes.com/ north-uc.

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  5. Stairway to Heaven: Pacific School of Religion might partner with...Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Stairway to Heaven: Pacific School of Religion might partner with Rhoades client for market-rate development on Holy Hill EDITOR'S NOTE: Council candidate Fred Dodsworth, a former Planet reporter, submitted this colorful piece with the above tag. You be the judge, but for a more conventional report from the excellent Tom Lochner in the East Bay Times, see http://www.eastbaytimes.com/ north-uc.

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  6. Armed robbery at Blake and DanaRead the original story

    Wednesday | Berkeley Daily Planet

    An armed robbery took place at approximately 1:50 a.m. Wednesdy morning at the intersection of Blake and Dana streets, Berkeley police said. The victim described the two suspects as 25-year-old black men, about 6 feet tall, both wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black jeans.

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  7. Senior Power: Looking back aheadRead the original story

    Wednesday | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Women finally got a piece of the action in 1920. Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution provided American women with full voting rights fifty years after all American men were enabled to vote.

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  8. Police seek help in finding UC Berkeley Library vandals, thievesRead the original story

    Wednesday | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Police are asking for help tracking down four suspects caught on video vandalizing and stealing from the University of California at Berkeley library in June. Police on Tuesday released a surveillance video still of the four suspects.

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  9. Berkeley Shooting Victim Identified by PoliceRead the original story

    Tuesday | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Police have identified a man who was fatally shot late Thursday night in Berkeley as 22-year-old Alex Goodwin. Goodwin, a Berkeley resident, was found unresponsive in the vicinity of Mabel and Burnett streets after officers responded to that area at 11:58 p.m. on report of shots fired.

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  10. The Keystone Cops are running the Berkeley City Council.Read the original story

    Friday Aug 19 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Rule #1 for reporting on politics, especially Berkeley politics: Never attribute to conspiracy what incompetence will also explain. That said, the trail of conspiracy/incompetence which led to Councilmember Laurie Capitelli's aborted City Council meeting a couple of weeks ago was remarkable, even for Berkeley.

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  11. Response to July 29 commentaryRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 18 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The July 29 issue of the Berkeley Daily Planet included a Public Comment by Gar Smith titled "Has UC Berkeley become an Academic AirB'n'B?" Included in the commentary is a description of a five-day summer workshop for college students developed and sponsored by Landmark College, and taught by Landmark College instructors. The workshop was held at UC Berkeley from August 1-5.

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  12. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks resigns after only three yearsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has resigned after only three years on the job, UC President Janet Napolitano announced today. Dirks, who formerly was executive vice president at Columbia University in New York City and became UC Berkeley's tenth chancellor on June 1, 2013, has been under fire for his handling of sexual harassment cases and for his budgetary decisions.

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  13. Agreement to create center for UC Berkeley Black communityRead the original story

    Monday Aug 15 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Black student leaders and university officials agreed to create a center to serve the needs of black students on the University of California at Berkeley campus, university officials said Friday. The Fannie Lou Hamer Resource Center, named after the 1950s and 1960s black voting rights activist and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, is scheduled to open in October in the Hearst Field Annex.

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  14. What do Berkeley Councilmembers think they're doing, anyhow?Read the original story

    Friday Aug 12 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Readers should check out the flurry of press releases that came in the last couple of days regarding the aborted city council meeting, supposedly to bless some sort of compromise that various politicians claimed to have brokered regarding the dueling ballot proposals for a Berkeley minimum wage. At this point I can't begin to explain what they all thought they were doing.

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  15. No Special Berkeley City Council Meeting Tonight Re Minimum WageRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    We were just told by Councilmember Capetelli that there will be no Council meeting tonight because of insufficient quorum. He also informed us that the City Clerk brought to his attention that introducing the measure tonight would violate the Good Government Ordinance of the City and, possibly the Brown Act.

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  16. Three Berkeley Pokemon robbery attemptsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Three robberies involving people playing the popular "Pokemon Go" smartphone game have been reported in Berkeley in the past month, according to police. The most recent attempted robbery took place around 5:30 p.m. Monday in Civic Center Park at 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

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  17. have Your Voice Heard: Council Special Meeting re Minimum Wage,...Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Council Special Meeting re MINIMUM WAGE, Tomorrow, Thurs, Aug 11, 6pm, Old City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr. Way. The Berkeley City Council has called a Special Meeting for tomorrow night, to revisit the Berkeley Minimum Wage.

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  18. Berkeley City Council to hold special meeting on raising minimum wageRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    After efforts to raise the minimum wage in Berkeley stalled, a community-labor coalition circulated a citizens petition to place a measure on the November 2016 ballot to raise the minimum wage in the City of Berkeley to $15 by 2017 and create a pathway aligning the wage with Berkeley's Living Wage. After a successful petition drive, the City Council in response voted 6-3 to place a competing measure on the ballot which delayed implementation of a $15 wage until 2019 and included language requiring an onerous supermajority vote to raise wages or paid sick leave requirements.

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  19. Agreement Reached on Berkeley Minimum Wage Attorney Andy Katz led...Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Working collaboratively, an agreement that avoids dueling ballot measures on the minimum wage in Berkeley has been reached. The agreement between the Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, sponsor of the Citizens' minimum wage ballot measure, and Berkeley City Council member Laurie Capitelli, author of the Council-sponsored minimum wage ballot measure, will be voted on at a special City Council meeting night.

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  20. Proclamation Calling a Special Meeting of the Berkeley City CouncilRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 11 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    In accordance with the authority in us vested, and pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Section 2.04.020, we do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 2134 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY Preliminary Matters: Roll Call: Public Comment is limited to items on this agenda only.

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