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The Berkeley Wire: 11.21.11

Op-ed: Cal’s Robert Hass on the “poet-bashing police” [New York Times]
Gap between rich and poor in area is widest in Berkeley [New York Times]
A professor’s personal journey to Occupy Cal [Oakland Local]
Berkeley pureplay Berkeleyside scratches a niche [NetNewsCheck]
ASUC organizes donation drive for Haste fire victims [ASUC]
Berkeley in top 10 most educated cities in the state [Daily Cal]
Occupy Cal on Sproul Plaza from an artist’s perspective [Urban Sketchers]
Fire a death-blow to lower Telegraph? [Berkeley Daily Planet]
Former UC Berkeley chancellor Ira Michael Heyman dies [AP]
Help on the way for Telegraph Avenue fire victims [UCB]

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