Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest impact on Berkeley, plus a few fun ones thrown in.
Sometimes it’s all about the image. Berkeleyside has strived to track down and publish great photography since its inception more than three years ago. You know what they say about the worth of a picture …
Jeff Tedford, head coach of the Cal Golden Bears football team since 2002, was fired today after a 3-9 season and a combined 15-22 record over the last three seasons. Tedford was the highest paid state employee in California, with a salary of $2.3 million a year. His contract with Cal ran through the 2015 season.
On Friday, the great and the good of UC Berkeley unveiled the newly renovated Memorial Stadium, the result of more than 30 years of planning, $321 million in pledged funding, many feats of seismic engineering, and 21 months of construction.
Tomorrow is Cal Day, the University of California Berkeley’s annual open house, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to a closing concert at 4:00 p.m. Honestly, if you can’t find something to interest you among the 370-odd events, consult your doctor. As the university’s Twitter account declared the other day, “Like the universe, Cal Day continues to expand.”
When the Cal Golden Bears open their home season against Fresno State on Saturday, the team won’t be at home.