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The Occupy the Farm activists who took over UC Berkeley-owned Gill Tract in Albany on April 22 had largely dispersed by 3:00 pm Monday after the university sent in 100 police officers from eight of the ten UC campus to clear the protesters from the property early in the day.
Hundreds of people gathered at HS Lordship’s restaurant Friday to honor the teachers who shine in the Berkeley Unified School District.
On a recent weekday Laura Guido-Clark, a Berkeley-based designer, was talking to Sebastian Payne, a pupil at Reems Academy in East Oakland, about the color lime. How does it make you feel, she asked. “The color lime green gives me a happy feeling,” he replied. “Like it reminds me of joy and a nice hot day. It reminds me of when everyone gets along and enjoys each other. The joy of it means there’s no violence and everyone enjoys each other.”
By Alison Hawkes
Update, 11:35 am: Latest reports suggest police arrested nine people in this morning’s raid on Occupy the Farm. Close to 100 police from every University of California campus except San Diego and Merced participated in the operation, according to Albany Patch. At 9:44 one young man remained on the Gill Tract property, about 15 feet up in a tree. UC Berkeley spokesperson Dan Mogulof said police would maintain a “stepped-up presence” in the coming days to allow researchers to prepare their fields for planting.
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