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Unstoppable: Berkeley cyclist’s miraculous recovery after crash that nearly killed her

Less than 10 months after the crash that nearly took her life, Meg Schwarzman (center, arm raised, holding her son Oliver) completed the 5K race during the recent half-marathon event in Berkeley. She had a huge team of supporters, some of whom are pictured here. (Hover over the photograph to see their names.) Credit: Mike Wilson No […]

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Berkeley police chief resigns; no reason provided

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said the public still has ample time to offer feedback. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan has resigned following reports surfaced by Berkeleyside last month of turmoil within the department and extensive criticism by officers of the chief. Meehan resigned after nearly seven years, and Capt. Andrew Greenwood will now take the […]

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UC Berkeley assistant basketball coach fired over claims of sexual harassment

Yann Hufnagel. Photo: CalBears See statement from UC Berkeley at foot of story as well as a link to the redacted investigative report.  On Sunday, the Cal men’s basketball team was celebrating its highest ever NCAA tournament seeding after securing the #4 seed in the southern region tournament. Monday morning brought different news to the program, […]

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Berkeley coalition says police stops show racial bias

A local coalition has raised concerns about alleged racial profiling by Berkeley police. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley police officers disproportionately stop and search people of color during traffic stops, according to a coalition of groups that presented data and demanded changes from the department Tuesday. Representatives from the Berkeley NAACP, Berkeley Copwatch and UC Berkeley’s Black […]

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Berkeley library director admits vast discrepancies in numbers of weeded books

At a July protest about the deaccessioning process, retired librarian Pat Mullan (center left in brown jacket) encouraged protesters to check out books from the Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library to save them from weeding. Photo: Francesca Paris At a July protest about the deaccessioning process, retired librarian Pat Mullan (center left in brown jacket) […]