Berkeley offers unusual vibe for football fans (The Columbus Dispatch)
Riot at your own risk: Cal health plan doesn’t cover riot-related injuries (NY Post)
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin beams her way into UC Berkeley (ABC23)
UC Berkeley exonerated in case of anti-semitism (New York Times)
Berkeley: Woman sexually assaulted in People’s Park (Coco Times)
‘At Berkeley’, Venice review (Hollywood Reporter)
Cal safety Avery Sabastian out for season after Achilles tendon (Mercury News)
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We’ve reached the telephonic point of no return: according to data collected by CTIA – the industry lobbying group supporting the wireless industry – there’s now more than one active cell phone for every man, woman and child in the United States. Unless (like me) you don’t own or carry a mobile, there’s simply no hiding from your annoying relatives or that disappointing political candidate to whom you donated $10 during the 2008 election cycle.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
It was meant to happen at 5 a.m this morning, but officials, and those who had worked so hard to complete construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, just couldn’t wait any longer. The task was complete, the bridge was ready to do its job.
It’s open: after 12 years of construction, and at a cost of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge carried its first, eager travelers safely over the water last night, at around 10:15 p.m., just under seven hours ahead of schedule.
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