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Posted inCrime & Safety

Mayor Bates: City ‘not interested’ in confrontation tonight

Crime, including a recent attempted rape, and health hazards have increased at Occupy Berkeley. Photo: Lance Knobel Mayor Tom Bates told Berkeleyside today that the City of Berkeley is determined to avoid the kinds of confrontations that occurred in Oakland and other cities where Occupy movement encampments were removed, despite a decision taken to shut […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley High concerned about Civic Park Occupy camp

The Occupy Berkeley encampment at Civic Center Park has grown over the past few weeks. Photo: Arturo Snuze Berkeley High School Principal Pasquale Scuderi says supervising BHS students during the lunch hour and after school has become more challenging for the school with the growth of the Occupy Berkeley tent-city in Civic Center Park. In […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Occupy Berkeley remains, experiment is proving fragile

By Judith Scherr While Occupy encampments across the nation are being forcibly disbanded, be it in Oakland, Manhattan or right here on the Cal campus, the tent-city in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park, which was established in early October after gravitating from the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue, remains. Its presence has been marked not by clashes […]