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Book details deportation of city’s Japanese community

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Imagine that you live in a town of about 115,000 people. Berkeley, California, say. With only rumors and rumblings in the news media to warn you, an edict comes down from the Federal government that all the Muslims in town must be “relocated” to camps monitored by the US Army. Why? Because, supposedly, the threat of terrorism is so great, and the behavior of many Muslims so troubling, that they must be removed from their homes and placed in detention for the duration of the War on Terror.

Couldn’t happen here? Well, it did.

On April 21, 1942, the front-page story in the Oakland Tribune was headlined, “‘Japs Given Evacuation Orders Here.” The article reported, “Moving swiftly, without any advance notice, the Western Defense Command today ordered Berkeley’s estimated 1,319 Japanese, aliens and citizens alike, to be evacuated to the Tanforan Assembly Center by noon, May 1.”

These Berkeley residents were among a total of about 120,000 Japanese Americans who were interned, two-thirds of them United States citizens — including the adopted Japanese children of Caucasian parents. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.06.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.05.15

Honey bee on Mesa peach by TJ Gehling. Photo taken May 3, 2105

Honey bee on Mesa peach by TJ Gehling. Photo taken May 3, 2105

Josh Kornbluth’s new passion – conversations about death (Mercury News)
National Science Foundation questions UC Berkeley’s use of $1.9 m (Daily Cal)
Top graduating senior dips, then soars in face of tragic loss (UCB News)
Devout Christian horrified by license plate with “Satanic” 666 (CBS)
Urban Adamah to start shoveling dirt at new site soon (J Weekly)

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.04.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.01.15

Berkeley Fire truck. Photo: William Newton

E7. Photo, taken on April 28, 2015, by William Newton

Former Cal football coach Jeff Tedford talks Berkeley (SFGate)
Citizen scientists help predict spread of sudden oak death (UCB NewsCenter)
Review: Mozart’s Requiem at Berkeley Symphony (Mercury News)
Bay Area rapper Lil B says $10,000 missing after ejection from Oakland hotel (Mercury News)
Data breach hits UC Berkeley (The Hill)
Berkeley resident seeks legal action against campus fraternities (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.30.15

At the mast. Photo: Louis Benainous

At the mast. Photo: Louis Benainous

UC Berkeley video gaming team wins tournament, tuition money (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley students raising money for Nepal quake victims (NBC Bay Area)
Berkeley teams up with financial industry to apply data tools to financial risk (UCB)
Brawl avoided at Berkeley High School (CBS Local)
Al Gore at UC Berkeley: Democracy has been hacked (UCB)
UC Berkeley announces data breach (UCB)

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Forty Acres’ new cannabis site is illegal says Berkeley

Forty Acres Ashby Avenue. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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Three months after the city council ordered the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective to shut its doors at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave. because it was a public nuisance, the medical marijuana organization has relocated to 1510 Ashby Ave. – and is once again operating illegally, according to city officials.

Chris Smith, the co-founder of Forty Acres, opened up the Chris Smith House of Compassion/Forty Acres (he uses both names) on April 11 at his home on Ashby Avenue near Sacramento Street. Berkeley ordered Smith to shut operations on April 16. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.29.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.28.15

Photo, taken on April 27, 2015, by Quinn Dombrowski

Second time around. Photo, taken on April 27, 2015, by Quinn Dombrowski

Students plan candlelit vigil for Nepal on Wednesday (UCB NewsCenter)
UC Berkeley releases fall 2015 transfer admission decisions (Daily Cal)
Top UC Berkeley internet searches (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley students, local businesses organize aid for Nepal (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley etiquette: finding a seat (Daily Clog)
Berkeley Police department responds to audit on police injury prevention (Daily Cal)
Online petition seeks to preserve view from Campanile (CoCo Times)
Five Berkeley scientists named to National Academy (UCB NewsCenter)
Berkeley man wins $5 million in second lottery win (ABC7 News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.27.15

Sun dog, Berkeley hills. Photo, taken on April 23, 2015, by Fred Rowe

Sun dog, Berkeley hills. Photo, taken on April 23, 2015, by Fred Rowe

First Person: Berkeley’s people’s cops commands compliance (Berkeley Reporter)  
UC Berkeley Nepali students react to earthquake (NBC Bay Area)
B erkeley-Indonesian student association hosts festival (Daily Cal)
City Council proposal suggests participatory budgeting for Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Illegal but coming soon: Drones meet journalism at Berkeley TechRaking( Reveal)
San Francisco Bay Trail: Emeryville to Berkeley (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.24.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.23.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.22.15

Berkeley Way mini-park. Photo, taken on April 19, 2015, by Kaiboyh

Berkeley Way mini-park. Photo, taken on April 19, 2015, by Kaiboyh

Coachella comes to Berkeley! (Huffington Post)
Berkeley firefighters spray geysers of water despite drought (CBS Local)
City of Berkeley creates Twitter account, explores social media (Daily Cal)
Berkeley considers buffer zones for tobacco retailers (NACS)
UC food-sustainability research fellowship extended two years (Daily Cal)
Study finds depression among Berkeley graduate students (Inside Higher Ed)

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