Berkeley police chief at center of free speech furor [NYT]
Malcolm X selected as a 2012 California Distinguished School [Dept of Ed]
UC Berkeley’s Ikhlaq Sidhu: bridging tech, business sense [The Deal]
Female founders to watch from UC Berkeley [Forbes]
Cary Grant in “I Was a Male War Bride” at BAM/PFA [SF Weekly]
Critics raise safety concerns about biotech labs [CCT]
Cal releases freshman admission decisions [Daily Cal]
Cal graduate student’s health issues spark national debate [Huff Post]
Berkeley rapper Lil B to give lecture at NYU [Baller Status]
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Today was Hoodie Day at Longfellow School in Berkeley. Students and teachers at the middle school wore hoodies in memory of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26.
It was a normal-seeming morning on Sacramento Street on Friday, 14 hours after a man had been murdered on nearby Oregon Street.
This week, Berkeley parents and community members rallied to find ways to secure funds to save the gardening and cooking programs at three local elementary schools.
Allen Trachtenberg died March 11 at the age of 84 at home surrounded by his wife Mitzi, his children, their spouses and his grandchildren in Berkeley.
A man who was shot in the area of Sacramento and Oregon streets near Bob’s Liquor store on Thursday night at around 7:30 pm was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital last night. Berkeley police have made one arrest, but no specific details of the arrestee are being released. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Berkeley Police officers were still on the scene of the incident at 4.20 am Friday morning, and are continuing to investigate.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department, followed by a snapshot of BPD activity this week. The BPD’s spreadsheet of calls for service is available on Google Docs. See also the San Francisco Chronicle’s regularly published list of arrests in Berkeley. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see Community CrimeView and Crimemapping.com.
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