Update, Dec. 31, 5:18 p.m. The Alameda County coroner’s office on Tuesday, Dec. 30, determined the cause of death for Vaibhev Loomba as acute ethyl alcohol intoxication. A representative from the coroner’s office said he could not be more specific regarding the results of the toxicology screening until that report is finalized, and had no estimate for when that information would become available.
Has anyone been in the Alta Bates ER on a UC Berkeley football game night? I have, and it is an eye-opening experience of drunkenness and bloody injuries.
It was her first week as a 2013 freshman at UC Berkeley when Sarah Jones witnessed a fellow student being rushed to the hospital with suspected alcohol poisoning. The female student, who lives in the same dorm as Jones (not her real name), was turning 18 and friends had lined up 18 shots for her to drink. Jones said she doesn’t remember how many the student had drunk before the ambulance was called.
This weekend, a group of local residents and Cal joined forces to ask for some peace and quiet in a southside neighborhood that embraces one of the university’s biggest housing units, as well as fraternity row.