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The movement to provide full access to reproductive health services in California began with Students United for Reproductive Justice at the University of California, Berkeley two years ago. Adiba Khan, the group's director, said she noticed the school provided a wide variety of invasive contraception, like ...
ICE agents arrested one person in South Berkeley on Friday morning in connection with a criminal investigation, authorities report. ... The San Francisco Chronicle reported in January that federal agents sought to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants in Northern California in early 2018, and ...

Police in the 1600 block of Russell Street after a shooting in Berkeley in 2015 (file photo). Photo: David Yee. A man was shot Friday night in South Berkeley, authorities report, but he is expected to survive. The Berkeley Police Department was called to the 1600 block of Russell Street, near California Street, ...
BERKELEY -- Developers who have been trying, and failing, for five years to get approval to build hundreds of housing units on a parking lot here went over city officials' heads on Thursday - making them the first to make use of a controversial new state law aimed at fast-track municipal approvals of ...
Ben Bartlett, a city council member in Berkeley, is after something that is in many ways much more mundane, though potentially far more revolutionary if it works: he wants to use blockchain technology to turn municipal bonds into crypto-assets. In a turn of phrase that is oh-so-Berkeley, he calls the concept ...
The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice will provide input to lawmakers and regulators. By Patch California, News ... BERKELEY, CA -- The University of California at Berkeley law school is launching a new center focused on consumer law, university officials said. The Berkeley Center ...

California Senator Kamala D. Harris, only the second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and a leading progressive voice, will deliver the commencement address to UC Berkeley's 2018 graduating class. This will be the first time Harris, a graduate of Howard University and UC Hastings ...
She's among 25 scholars from Berkeley, Stanford, Caltech and UCLA who have postdoctoral fellowships in the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a diverse, cross-institutional community of Ph.D. students, postdoc scholars and faculty members funded by the National Science ...
BERKELEY, CA -- One month after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead, students in Berkeley will walk out of class as part of a nationwide effort to push lawmakers to come up with "common sense gun control laws" and to remember the victims. Thousands of ...
BERKELEY -- Berkeley police is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 80-year-old man with dementia. James Rogers was last seen Friday night driving a black Toyota Prius on eastbound Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, according to police. He was wearing a black baseball hat, black sweatshirt and ...
UC Berkeley human rights Center spokesperson Andrea Lampros emphasized California's continuous commitment to gun control laws, citing the "Gun Violence in America" series hosted by the center last year. Prop. 63, she said, is an example of California legislature that has been "incredibly effective in ...
Berkeley, CA -- A recent rash of laptop thefts at Berkeley cafes is continuing despite the recent arrest of six people in an undercover operation, police said Thursday. In the most recent case, a laptop was stolen from a cafe in the 2800 block of Telegraph Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according ...
When the first day of adult-use sales began Jan. 1, Berkeley sported some of the highest taxes in the state: 34.25%, which included a 10% local tax on top of state sales and Excise taxes. California's state taxes on cannabis were already among the highest in the nation, and Berkeley's rate was even higher.
"She said, 'There's this really cool jazz school in California,'" recalls Pineda, who followed that lead to the California Jazz Conservatory. That title suggests something more than what turns out to be the basement of a bookstore in downtown Berkeley. But downstairs, Pineda discovered the only accredited ...
Berkeley, CA -- A Berkeley marijuana lab recently said it would hire hundreds of employees as it grows. The lab joins other California marijuana companies as the industry is expected to grow by tens of thousands of employees. Steep Hill Labs told ABC7 it plans to go from 30 employees up to 200 soon.
Nicholas Dirks stepped down last year as UC Berkeley chancellor after confronting serial crises in what he calls the hardest job in American higher education ... Jerry Brown … and he said to somebody who came up, "You know we're not going to raise tuition at the University of California while I'm governor.
Berkeley, CA --Foodies rejoice: you have some new restaurants to seek out. ... James Beard Foundation Awards -- dubbed the Oscars for restaurants -- have been released and 54 restaurants and chefs from California made the list. ... Out of more than 20,000 entrants, 1 from Berkeley made the list.

Fitting Room Camera; Bank Robbery: Berkeley, East Bay police Log. A woman who was brutally stabbed named the suspects before dying, a teacher is accused of child molestation and other police and fire news. By Autumn Johnson, Patch National Staff | Feb 16, 2018 8:30 am ET | Updated Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am ET ...
... has had a disproportionate impact on people of color. Ending this misguided policy is long overdue." The initiative-approved legalization of recreational marijuana in California, which went into effect Jan. 1, is expected to generate $1 billion in annual tax revenue statewide, including $3 million in Berkeley.
Berkeley, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says dozens of people were rescued from a water taxi that got stuck about a mile off California's Berkeley Marina. Petty Officer Cory Mendenhall said the agency received a call around 3 p.m. Saturday that a ferry carrying more than 40 people had run ...
The mayor and one councilmember in Berkeley, Calif., announced this week that they are partnering with the startup Neighborly and the Blockchain Lab at the University of California, Berkeley to attempt the first-ever tokenized municipal bond. They hope to make the process faster, cheaper, more ...
Elected officials in Berkeley, Calif., are reportedly exploring the launch of an initial coin offering (ICO) to raise funding for community projects. ... Under the initiative, the California city known for its liberal agenda would apply blockchain technology to public finance to fund programs such as affordable ...
About 100 demonstrators comprising union workers, UC Berkeley faculty and students rallied outside of California Hall on Wednesday, demanding that the University of California drop all charges filed against David Cole, a housing and dining services employee who was tackled and detained by UCPD on ...
The silicon Valley-adjacent city of Berkeley, California, is considering launching its own cryptocurrency in order to establish more financial independence from the Trump Administration. Business Insider first reported Wednesday that the city could become the first in the nation to hold an initial coin offering ...
Berkeley, Calif. -- A transit bus crashed into the front of a home in Northern California early Thursday morning, killing one person, according to CBS San Francisco. police say the AC Transit bus initially struck a red sedan at an intersection. The force of the collision sent the bus barreling towards the ...
And UC Berkeley behavioral health psychologist Heath Schechinger is pushing for even more. Polyamory (a form of CNM) was featured in the movie Professor Marston and the Wonder women. NPR tells us it's part of the "buzziest" shows on television, including one of Netflix's most popular shows, House ...
Investigators determined that the Honda was traveling south on California Street when it hit the AC Transit bus, which was heading west on Ashby Avenue, Berkeley police Sgt. Andrew Frankel said. Frankel said there's no stop sign on westbound Ashby Avenue, the direction the bus was traveling, but there ...
The city of Berkeley, California is considering launching an initial coin offering (ICO) in a stated effort to reduce its dependence on federal funding. The ICO would raise funds by selling digital coins that would be backed by government municipal bonds, according to Business Insider, which spoke to a ...
The City of Berkeley, one of the epicenters of liberal California, is considering a turn to cryptocurrency to reduce its reliance on federal funding in the Trump Administration. Berkeley would become the first city in the US to hold an initial coin offering (ICO) -- a type of crowdfunding campaign that's become ...
Berkeley, CA -- The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and the city of Berkeley on Thursday announced the completion of a dedicated public ... lane on Bancroft Way is designed to make AC Transit service through the southside of the University of California at Berkeley faster and more reliable for ...
Editor's Note: While UC Berkeley supports and refers abortion services to students on campus, in spring 2017, the California Senate Committee on Health passed the "College Student Right to Access Act," or SB 320 introduced by State Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, which aims to require all California ...
Are you hunting for a new opportunity? Here are some jobs to apply for right now! By Bea Karnes, Patch Staff | Jan 23, 2018 3:31 pm ET. 0. The first month of 2018 is quickly drawing to a close. Did you put finding a new job at the top of your list of resolutions? This week's employment postings are chock-full ...
But, he said that Clark Sullivan and Adam Bredenberg, who joined the group before January 2017, can proceed with their claims that Berkeley unconstitutionally seized their property during the earlier evictions, failed to give them adequate notice and retaliated for their comments criticizing Berkeley's ...
Daniel Farber, a Berkeley Law professor and the co-faulty director of the school's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, says Trump is eroding the essential structure of government, and that the effects are likely to be long-lasting. To function, government relies on the expertise of professionals whose ...
California is in a housing crisis. In Berkeley, we are seeing the rise of the "super commuter" become an increasingly normal phenomenon. Berkeley residents at all income levels are unable to find housing. Four UC Berkeley students (and sometimes more) need to cram into one-bedroom apartments ...
A UC Berkeley student is back in the Bay Area after having been arrested at a border checkpoint in Southern California. (KGO-TV). KGO. By Lilian Kim. Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:00PM. OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) --. A UC Berkeley student is back in the Bay Area after having been arrested at a border checkpoint in ...
Berkeley, CA -- Berkeleyans reduced enough energy over two years that it equaled taking 2,141 cars -driving a total of 25 million miles - off the road for a year. Berkeley's energy reduction - among residents, businesses, the City government and schools - were driven by regulations, incentives and ...
Berkeley, CA -- A robbery early Saturday morning on Durant Avenue in Berkeley was the second in a matter of seven hours on that street, police said. At about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, a person was robbed of cash by a male suspect who was with three or four other people in the 2500 block of Durant Avenue ...
Berkeley, CA -- Detective Jeremy Lathrop has been chosen as the Berkeley police Department's Officer of the Year. He was honored at a ceremony held earlier this month at the UC Theater. Lathrop is a member of the Department's Special Investigations Bureau. The narcotics and property crimes ...
BERKELEY -- A woman killed Tuesday morning when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking on Intestate 80 was identified by authorities Friday as Teresa Solis, 29, of Vallejo. The California Highway Patrol still does not know why she was walking on the freeway when she was hit by a pickup truck ...
Albany, Berkeley Year In Review 2017. ALBANY, Berkeley, CA --2017 is nearly in the books. While some people will be happy when this year is behind us, for others, it was momentous. Some of your neighbors got engaged or married, while others had a baby. Some graduated from college, or started ...
Capsules or suppositories can contain 1,000 mg of THC. (Medical patients can purchase 2,000 mg.) Both medicinal and recreational users will have to pay state Excise and local taxes, but holders of medical cannabis cards won't have to pay the 7.25% California sales tax. In Berkeley, medicinal users will ...
Berkeley, CA -- A woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Berkeley late Monday night, police said. Officers responded at 11:52 p.m. to a report of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian in the 3100 block of San Pablo Avenue. The victim was taken to Highland hospital in Oakland with ...
"California Typewriter" is a love letter to local business, and an ode to the mechanical joy of typing in the analog age. Doug Nichol's documentary film, which was a 2016 film festival favorite, takes a thoughtful look at Berkeley's California Typewriter, a repair shop on San Pablo owned and operated by ...
Berkeley, CA -- Four University of California at Berkeley graduate students took home a $100,000 prize when they won a data science competition staged by a hedge fund, university officials said Thursday. Eric Munsing, Soren Kunzel, Jake Soloff and Allen Tang won The Data Open Championship ...
Berkeley Launches New Law Center. Berkeley, CA -- The University of California at Berkeley law school is launching a new center focused on consumer law, university officials said. The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and economic justice will provide input to lawmakers and regulators on behalf of ...
"The city of Berkeley does not support cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration in its efforts to undermine state and local marijuana laws," the resolution states. California voters approved a proposition in 2016 to allowing the use of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, which went into ...
With federal support waning, cities are left to fend for themselves, and Berkeley, California, is exploring a radical idea to raise funds for affordable housing measures--cryptocurrency. The city, known for being a liberal hot bed and a global tech hub, announced that it's exploring an "initial coin offering" that ...
Oakland, CA -- Oakland police Tuesday said a man killed in a shooting Saturday night has been identified as a 30-year-old Berkeley resident, but his name is being withheld pending notification of his family. The man was found with gunshot wounds in the area of West Grand Avenue and Brush Street ...
A quantum computer, on the other hand, operates on quantum bits, or qubits, which are subatomic particles that can be zero and one at the same time, or anything in between. "If you go down to zero and a half or zero and a quarter," says Bert de Jong, who heads the computational chemistry group at the Lawrence Berkeley ...


 

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