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Executive order stymies Daily Cal’s bid to get funding

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A bid by UC Berkeley’s ailing student newspaper, The Daily Californian, to source direct financial support from the university’s student body has been felled, following an eleventh-hour decision by student government group ASUC to make student voting on the issue void.

Vishalli Loomba, president of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), issued an executive order this morning invalidating an initiative on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot that asked students to support The Daily Californian, saying it violated UC policy.

The VOICE initiative, which called for students to agree to a $2/semester fee being added to their general fees, would have boosted the Daily Cal’s coffers by $93,800. The newspaper is struggling financially as it is facing a budget deficit of $200,000. … Continue reading »

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Imagining a future for Telegraph Avenue, without blinders

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This weekend a group of design professionals, architects, urban planners and engineers will come together to dream about possible futures for Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue.

The initiative, which will take the form of a “charrette,” topped and tailed by input from members of the public, is being orchestrated by Berkeley Design Advocates (a membership organization of planners, architects and engineers that works to support good planning and design in Berkeley) working with the Telegraph Business Improvement District.

The effort aims to prompt a discussion of what the community wants Telegraph Avenue to become, says Matt Taecker from urban planners Dyett & Bhatia, who is helping organize the event. City officials will attend as well as experts such as urban economist Dena Belzer, architect Ryan Call and planner Jay Claiborne. … Continue reading »

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Op-Ed: Pedestrians, kids now safer around Malcolm X School

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Three years ago a six-year old girl called Nia was run over on a crosswalk a stone’s throw from her elementary school in Berkeley. That school was Malcolm X on Ashby Avenue, a state highway. Since then, parents have been campaigning to improve pedestrian safety around the school.

According to Jenne King, chair of the school’s Traffic and Safety Committee, it is only through the actions of those parents, and not through efforts by the city or the school district, that change has come. Read her piece published today in our Opinionator section.

The good news is that six-year old Nia survived the collision, and that matters have improved since the video above was made in February 2011. … Continue reading »

Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.

Photo: K. Lenihan.

UPDATE: DavidM guessed the location in just seven minutes. The photo is of a ticket booth at Edwards Stadium near the intersection of Bancroft and Fulton. Congratulations, David.

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