Berkeley

Organizers of Berkeley's 'Free Speech Week' Say Event Will Go on No Matter What

The students behind the University of California’s “Free Speech Week” said on Monday their events will go on despite not being able to rent large …

University of California

Ben Shapiro’s visit cost UC Berkeley an estimated $600k in security costs

Ben Shapiro’s visit cost UC Berkeley an estimated $600k in security costsYukun Zhang/FileIn anticipation of potentially violent protests, the campus …

Ben Shapiro

‘Failure to confirm’: Berkeley Patriot loses 2 venues for ‘Free Speech Week’

Campus conservative student publication The Berkeley Patriot has failed to provide sufficient payments for the use of Zellerbach and Wheeler halls to …

Student Journalism

Watch: Second annual Terrence McCrary Jr. Skate Jam

Saturday afternoon, hundreds of friends and family members came together at a skate park in Berkeley to remember Terrence McCrary Jr., who was …

UC Berkeley

Cal football beats Ole Miss at home in dramatic fashion, 27-16

A week after allowing 20 points and six plays of over 25 yards through the air to an FCS team, Weber State, Cal fans were certainly not the most …

College Football

Berkeley allows free speech — by going on lockdown

Mild-mannered conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke at UC-Berkeley Thursday night, and the world didn’t come to an end.<p>But the campus was on …

Ben Shapiro

If You See This Sign at Berkeley Protest, This is What It Means

Berkeley, California, has been the home of violent protests for years — decades, in fact.<p>The home of the University of California, Berkeley has seen …

Full speaker list released for ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley

Full speaker list released for ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC BerkeleyGage Skidmore/Creative Commons<i>Update 09/14/2017: This article has been updated with</i> …

Milo Yiannopoulos

The West Coast cocktail revival started in Emeryville thanks to this man

On an unassuming street in the middle of Emeryville is the Townhouse Bar & Grill. The restaurant, located in an old, wooden house, its facade faded …

UC Berkeley

With 'human chain,' Berkeley High shows unity on DACA

Berkeley High students formed their own kind of border wall Friday morning, only unlike the president’s theirs was designed to send a message of …

UC Berkeley

Naked activist slams city officials after ‘free the nipple’ proposal dies

A naked activist unleashed a 5-minute tirade in a mostly empty City Council chamber in Berkeley on Tuesday night. (The following story contains …

Feminism

Young America’s Foundation: Who's funding UC Berkeley’s Shapiro event?

When UC Berkeley asked Young America’s Foundation, or YAF, and the Berkeley College Republicans to pay nearly $16,000 in security fees for Ben …

Student Journalism

Live now: UC Berkeley press conference on Shapiro talk

UCPD and Cal press conference on Ben Shapiro event<p>Posted by Berkeleyside on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ben Shapiro

Shop Talk: Jiminy’s; Target; Amour Vert; Amazon store update

Get the latest news of local business openings in Berkeley.The post Shop Talk: Jiminy’s; Target; Amour Vert; Amazon store update appeared first on …

UC Berkeley

'Sticks, pipes, poles' prohibited Thursday at some Berkeley parks — and beyond

<i>This notice was published Wednesday by the city of Berkeley. It appears below in full.</i><p>To ensure the peaceful expression of free speech, the City of …

UC Berkeley

Berkeley police can now use pepper spray on violent protesters

The Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday evening to let police use pepper spray on protesters who are violent.<p>Officials reaffirmed their …

Policing

UC Berkeley economics professor emeritus John Letiche dies at 98

UC Berkeley economics professor emeritus John Letiche dies at 98John Marion Letiche, campus professor emeritus of economics, died in his sleep Sept. …

UC Berkeley

Berkeley approves pepper spray for police use against violent protesters

Berkeley approves pepper spray for police use against violent protestersXiaoye Yan/StaffBerkeley City Council approved the Berkeley Police …

Policing

Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments below — that’s where we announce the winner too.<p><i>Photo: Ethan Chen.</i><p>Send your …

UC Berkeley

Berkeley hot dog vendor case now under investigation

The University of California, Berkeley has launched an investigation into the circumstances that led a campus police officer to ticket an unlicensed …

Policing

The Periodic Table wants you to try sake with a burger

The Shiba Ramen owners have opened a new sake bar and taproom in the Emeryville Public Market.The post The Periodic Table wants you to try sake with …

Periodic Table

Is Berkeley prepared for an earthquake the size of Mexico City’s?

Is Berkeley prepared for an earthquake the size of Mexico City’s?Late last week, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, killing more than 60 …

Earthquakes

University of California police 'looking into' viral hot dog vendor video

Video posted online of a UCPD officer in Berkeley who appears to ticket a hot dog vendor outside the Cal game Saturday, and go through the man’s …

Policing

Berkeley City Council to discuss strengthening Police Review Commission at its Tuesday meeting

Berkeley City Council to discuss strengthening Police Review Commission at its Tuesday meetingLianne Frick/FileBerkeley City Council will discuss …

Student Journalism

Opinion: Right-wing provocateurs are disrupting anti-fascist meetings

“Heather Heyer died of a heart attack.”<p>Those are the words of a team of far-right, live streaming provocateurs who attempted to disrupt a meeting of …

UC Berkeley

Antifa: Who is behind the masks in Berkeley?

It seemed like something had to give.<p>On one side were the Berkeley police, standing in formation along the western edge of Martin Luther King, Jr. …

Racism

Thousands come out for Solano Stroll despite high temperatures

It was a hot day but that didn’t deter thousands of people who came out to socialize, play, dance and browse the booths and shops at the 2017 Solano …

UC Berkeley

After long legal dispute, Berkeley approves application to build 3 homes on Haskell Street

Two years and two lawsuits after an application was made to build new housing in southwest Berkeley, City Council has approved the project after a …

Housing

UC sues Trump administration over repeal of DACA

UC sues Trump administration over repeal of DACAAdrienne Shih/FileThe University of California filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump …

Immigration

Berkeley police say pepper spray could help with crowd control as UC preps for Shapiro; special meeting Tuesday

Berkeley police are asking city officials to overturn a 1997 rule against the use of pepper spray during demonstrations in the face of increasingly …

Policing