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  • Men, girl arrested after carjacking attempt and robbery

    Authorities arrested two men and a teenage girl after a carjacking attempt and subsequent robbery early Thursday morning. One person was able to evade authorities and is still at-large, according to a statement released by the University of California Police Department on Friday morning. According to the statement, on Thursday at 1 a.m., the Berkeley […]

  • Unstoppable: Berkeley cyclist’s miraculous recovery after crash that nearly killed her

    No one expected Meg Schwarzman to survive. Authorities say a driver, high on medical marijuana, ran her over from behind as she pedaled home from work at UC Berkeley in early February. She was pinned under the car when medics arrived. The 43-year-old doctor and researcher had been dragged 60 feet through the intersection at Fulton Street and Bancroft Way. She […]

  • Photos: UC Berkeley holds vigil for victims of Oakland fire

    UC Berkeley held a vigil Thursday at noon to honor the memory of five people with university ties who lost their lives in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire last week. Among the 36 confirmed fatalities are two undergraduates, roommates Jenny Morris, 21, of Foster City and Vanessa Plotkin, 21, of Lakewood; recent graduates Griffin Madden, 23, who worked for Cal Performances and […]

  • UC Berkeley reports sewage leak into Strawberry Creek

    An accidental sewage leak into Strawberry Creek reported by UC Berkeley on Nov. 7 prompted both the city and the university to put up signs warning people about contaminated water. According to city spokesman Matthai Chakko, UC Berkeley notified multiple agencies — namely the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. […]

  • UC Berkeley police investigate election-related hate crime

    A man in his 50s who went up to Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley while election returns were playing on a screen Tuesday evening shouted racist and homophobic phrases at two students, according to the University of California Police Department. The man then spat at them with spittle landing on one of the students. UCPD is […]

  • Cal campus covered with graffiti for Jesse Arreguín

    People arriving on the UC Berkeley campus Monday morning can’t fail to have noticed lots of chalk tagging scrawled on many parts of the campus with messages of support for Berkeley mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín, as well a few mentioning Rent Board candidates. The most common message was “Vote Jesse 4 Mayor,” or variations on that wording. Christine Shaff said […]

  • Black Panthers focus of new UC Berkeley exhibit

    By Kathleen Maclay UC Berkeley News Oct. 15 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers. While the group is closely identified with Oakland, the Panthers also had roots in Berkeley. For a time they had their headquarters on Shattuck Avenue. Steven Shames, a history student at UC Berkeley, met Bobby Seale, […]

  • UC Berkeley law students hold ‘Black Out’ demo on campus

    The UC Berkeley Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) group held a ‘Black Out’ demonstration on campus Thursday afternoon to “stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and show our continued questioning and resistance of racism, oppression, and violence against our communities.” LSAD spokeswoman Samya Abdela, a doctorate candidate at Berkeley Law, said the purpose […]