News Wire

The Berkeley Wire: 12.09.11

Juvenile prostitution investigations drop by 40% [Daily Cal]
Magnes opus: new facility is astonishing surprise [J Weekly]
It’s a precarious time for Chancellor Birgeneau [Chronicle]
On 100th anniversary of her death, Jane Sather redux [UCB News]
“Occupy” is Geoff Nunberg’s word of the year [School of Information]
UC police’s checkered history [Huffington Post]
Berkeley Playhouse names new managing director, Lauren Hewitt [BP]
Spare the Air day on Saturday, fourth in a row [Spare the Air]
Cal football to host “biggest recruiting weekend” [Scout UCLA]

Photo: Great stone face urn in Thousand Oaks neighborhood by Ira Serkes/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.