Berkeley Newswire

Berkeley Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Berkeley, CA.

Results 1 - 20 of 40 for "" in Berkeley, CA

  1. States Mull 'Sanctuary' Status for Marijuana BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 5 | News Max

    Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy. Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Jan. 4 that federal prosecutors would be free to crack down on marijuana operations as they see fit, Jesse Arreguin, the mayor in Berkeley, California, summoned city councilman Ben Bartlett to his office with a novel idea.


  2. NBC: San Fran's Diseased Streets Are Like 3rd-World SlumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 22 | News Max

    Downtown San Francisco is littered with a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces - an "unacceptable" condition that rivals some slums in developing countries, an NBC affiliate reported Thursday. The investigation surveyed 153 blocks of the city a more than 20-mile stretch that includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains, as well as City Hall, schools, playgrounds and a police station, NBC Bay Area reported.


  3. Neptune Storm Disappearing as Hubble Keeps WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 21 | News Max

    Neptune's massive storm, large enough to span from Boston to Portugal on Earth, appears to be disappearing while scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continue to keep watch, according to Fox News . The Voyager 2 spacecraft first spotted dark storms swirling in Neptune's atmosphere during a flyby in 1989, Fox News wrote.


  4. Dinosaur-Killing Space Rock May Have Triggered Sea VolcanoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | News Max

    The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists. About 66 million years ago a 6-mile wide asteroid smacked into Earth, creating the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan and sparking deadly chaos.


  5. John Yoo: Fix the FBI, Don't Politicize ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | News Max

    Reforms to the FBI are necessary, but should not be politicized, says John Yoo, law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in a column for The New York Times FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have President Donald Trump as an obstacle in the reforms, Yoo wrote, and the president's "impulse to transform every act of government into a partisan conflict undermines the difficult task of repairing a Justice Department that sorely needs it." Yoo, who worked in George W. Bush's administration with Wray, wrote that the resignation of deputy director Andrew McCabe was an "important step forward."


  6. Trump Administration Supports Suit Over Berkeley SpeakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | News Max

    The Trump administration on Thursday threw its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The allegations raised by the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation would violate the First Amendment if proven true, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing.


  7. Earthquake Strikes Santa Rosa as NorCal Rocks and RollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | News Max

    An earthquake struck near Santa Rosa in Northern California on Wednesday, measuring at magnitude 4.1. More than five quakes have registered in the region since the first of the year. The epicenter of the shallow earthquake, which was recorded at 9:55 p.m. Pacific time, was 24 miles from Santa Rosa, the Los Angeles Times reported .


  8. Wireless Radiation Triples Miscarriage RatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | News Max

    Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research. "I hope this study makes us rethink the notion that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure is safe or has no health risk," said lead author Dr. De-Kun Li, a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.


  9. Cellphone Radiation Guidelines Issued by CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | News Max

    Cellphone radiation guidelines were issued by the California Department of Public Health last week to protect consumers, despite the nation's leading health agency saying that the science is not yet in on the device's danger. California officials said in a statement that the guidelines were issued to help individuals and families who wanted to proactively decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cellphones.


  10. Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor, Dies SuddenlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | News Max

    Ed Lee, the mayor of San Francisco and the city's first mayor of Chinese descent, died early on Tuesday, the mayor's office said in a statement that did not cite the cause of death. Lee, 65, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, with family and friends at his side about 1:11 a.m. local time.


  11. AG Sessions Rebukes DOJ Interns' Anti-Police, Pro-Pot QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | News Max

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed a claim there is widespread fear of police in minority communities, and taunted a woman who said guns were more lethal than pot, calling her "Dr. Whatever Your Name Is," a video released by ABC News shows. ABC News reported the video came from a summer intern lecture series event June 22 that featured Sessions taking questions for 25 minutes from college students working at the Department of Justice.


  12. Why the GOP's Plutocratic Populism Is WorkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | News Max

    Watching the Republican tax plan race through Congress, one is reminded of a big apparent difference between Donald Trump's program and other populist movements in the Western world. In America, Trump is leading something that is best described as plutocratic populism, a mixture of traditional populist causes with extreme libertarian ones.


  13. Scientists Predict Earthquakes Will StrengthenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | News Max

    Scientists predict that stronger earthquakes are in store for the planet because of a variation in the speed of the Earth's rotation, according to a new study presented last month at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of American. Research by Roger Bilham, of the University of Colorado, and Rebecca Bendick, of the University of Montana in Missoula, suggest that Earth could experience devastating earthquakes next year because of a slowing of the planet's rotation, The Observer reported .


  14. Melatonin: Natural Remedy for US 'Sleep-Loss Epidemic'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | News Max

    We're not only sleepless in Seattle, we're sleepless as a society and one expert calls this "a catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic." Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California-Berkeley, says that sleep deprivation "affects every aspect of our biology" and may increase the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease, among other health problems.


  15. Dershowitz Blasts University Newspaper for Being 'Totally One-Sided'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | News Max

    Prof. Alan Dershowitz told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that "The Daily Californian" newspaper refused to print his reply to what he considered an anti-Semitic op-ed that attacked him for his defense of Israel. The op-ed in the University of California, Berkeley student newspaper accused Dershowitz of having "blood on his hands" and being "culpable for the perpetuation of [Israeli] atrocities" after he gave a speech on campus.


  16. Questions Arise Over Trump's Ouster of First Woman to Lead FedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | News Max

    Nearly four years into Janet Yellen's history-making turn as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, the economy is growing, the unemployment rate is low and the stock market is setting record highs. President Donald Trump says Yellen is a "spectacular person" and doing a "terrific job."


  17. Yiannopoulos on California Campus, Police Gird for ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | News Max

    Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at a Southern California college campus on Halloween night and other student groups are planning a "unity" party demonstration to offset what they say is his hateful rhetoric. About 800 people are expected to attend the speech at California State University, Fullerton, but it's unclear how many might show up in opposition.


  18. Alan Dershowitz Praises UC-Berkeley Chancellor for Slamming Anti-Semitic CartoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | News Max

    Alan Dershowitz praised the chancellor of the University of California-Berkeley on Wednesday for condemning the student newspaper's publication of an "anti-Semitic" cartoon depicting him negatively, calling for the artist to be fired. "There must be a single standard for criticizing all forms of bigotry," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told The Washington Free Beacon .


  19. Could Undercooked Poultry Give You a UTI?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | News Max

    Maybe. Although exactly how it might happen isn't clear, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who investigated a possible foodborne source of these common infections.


  20. ICE Arrests Nearly 500 in 10 'Sanctuary City' RaidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | News Max

    ICE arrested nearly 500 people during 10 coast-to-coast raids in so-called "sanctuary cities," immigration officials announced on Thursday. The apprehensions were similar to other past roundups by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but this time focused on placed Justice Department officials charged were soft on illegal immigration, the Los Angeles Times reported.


Berkeley Job Listings
View or post Berkeley job listings on Topix.
Berkeley Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Berkeley from Topix.
Berkeley Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Berkeley on Topix.