Man dies after shooting at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business On a day when all eyes were focused on the Occupy Cal events on campus, 32-year-old Chris Travis brought a gun to a Haas computer lab and, after pointing it at police officers, was fatally shot. It was only the second shooting at Cal in 20 years.

At Occupy Cal: Books take the place of banned tents The photo (above by Arturo Snuze) of inverted books placed on Sproul Plaza by protesters in lieu of the tents that had been evicted from there in a pre-dawn raid, captured the imagination of thousands of our readers.

Berkeley High sets new world record for Soul Train dance Berkeley High was declared “officially rad” after 300-plus students, along with some faculty, staff, and alumni, entered the Guinness Book of World  Records for “longest Soul Train dance line”. Way to go BHS!

Average Berkeley street is in at-risk condition, many much worse “Berkeley streets are in a serious state of disrepair, with the average street at risk of failing,” said City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan. This came as no surprise to many of our readers who negotiate the potholes and bumps every day.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...