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Posted inCity

Berkeley orders 2 cannabis collectives to shut down

The city of Berkeley has issued “cease and desist” orders to two medical cannabis collectives, leading one to shut its doors. The Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective at 1820 San Pablo Avenue stopped operations in late January after Berkeley Code Enforcement sent it a letter informing the group it was operating in violation of the city’s […]

Posted inCity, Schools

UC students to see fees — and aid — increase

By Rachel Gross Wednesday may have been the more eventful day of the University of California’s Board of Regents Meeting — marked by several hundred student protesters, arrests and pepper-spraying by police — but the meat of the meeting’s decisions came on Thursday. The Regents, meeting at UC’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, increased student […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Crime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Comment: Does anyone else have protest fatigue?

When I heard the news on Wednesday that: 1) The organization World Can’t Wait will be picketing the Berkeley Law School graduation at the Greek Theater on Friday to protest the presence of John Yoo on the faculty; 2) State Senator Gloria Romero won’t be attending the Latino students’ graduation to protest the fact that […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Getting into UC Berkeley is harder than ever — so hard that UC Riverside may recruit you

In an attempt to raise more funds during an era of unprecedented cutbacks, the UC system is planning on admitting more students from out of state than ever before, since those students have to pay a higher tuition. That means fewer in-state students will be admitted to their first-choice campuses. To soften the rejection letters […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Protesters attack home of UC Chancellor as he sleeps

State and university officials are condemning a Friday night attack on the home of the UC Berkeley Chancellor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the 11:15 pm incident, in which eight people were arrested, “an act of terrorism”. “California will not tolerate any type of terrorism against any leaders, including educators,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement released Saturday. […]

Posted inSchools

Yudof on furloughs

University of California president Mark Yudof met on Wednesday with the faculty of UCLA to explain his furlough policy, among other things. As part of the university system’s budget cuts, faculty and staff are required to take between 10 and 26 days off without pay over the next year. The original plan was to allow […]