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November 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Berkeley Daily Planet has abruptly closed its doors after more than three years of trying to make it in a market that's tough for new papers to crack. Publisher Arnold Lee told the staff Friday that the newspaper was closing, and Friday's edition was its last. The paper still carried ads seeking a copy editor and a sales representative, and encouraged readers to send letters to the editor.
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October 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
About 100 pro-Palestinian protesters at UC Berkeley took their case to the steps of Sproul Plaza, rallying in support of 32 students facing possible suspension for an April sit-in. Calling for "Free Speech, Free Palestine," speakers at the rally Wednesday said the case recalls memories of the Free Speech Movement, which began 38 years ago this month at Berkeley. "This is our university.
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October 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Remember the pedestrian flags this city put in bins at four busy intersections, in hopes that walkers would wave them as a safety precaution? All 3,000 have walked off, so the city is ordering replacements. The new ones will cost $1.25 each--that's $3,750 to replace the stolen ones. Peter Hillier, Berkeley's assistant city manager of transportation, said there are no plans to cancel the program--but it will be studied before any expansion.
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December 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal before the Berkeley City Council next week would have phone calls seeking information on avoiding military combat referred to the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. The Peace and Justice Commission will ask the council to approve a plan to make the phone number and Web address of the organization available to staff members answering city phone lines.
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November 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An Alameda County judge sided with Berkeley in ruling that the city has the right to charge the Sea Scout organization for docking its boats at the marina after the group's admission that it does not allow openly gay members. The city stopped offering free berths in 1998 after the Sea Scouts, and the parent organization Boy Scouts of America, refused to budge on their anti-gay policies. The Sea Scouts sued in 1999, alleging a violation of the group's rights of free speech and association.
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October 26, 2001 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city resolution was watered way down by the time it passed, demanding a halt to the bombing in Afghanistan "as soon as possible." No matter. A week and a half later, America's best-known anti-war town is still being strafed with outrage. More than 1,000 letters and phone messages, many from angry New Yorkers, cover the big oval-shaped conference table in the mayor's office. "Shame on you," they say. And: "What the hell are you people thinking?" And: "Morons, morons, morons!!!"
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October 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The City Council has approved a resolution honoring victims of terrorism but condemning the bombing of Afghanistan. The 5-4 vote Tuesday night came after much debate by students, residents and council members. Councilwoman Dona Spring urged U.S. leaders to bring terrorists to justice through the legal system, rather than by violence. Last month, the council unanimously voted to commend Rep.
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August 21, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were doing what many families dream of--taking their daughter to her first year of college. That dream ended Sunday at dawn for the Lakewood family when a fire swept through a Berkeley house, killing soon-to-be UC Berkeley freshman Azalea Anne Josay and her parents, Florita Castillo Josay and Francisco Aguila, according to the Alameda County coroner's office.
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May 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Oakland Tribune was held in contempt of court for refusing to turn over eight unpublished photographs subpoenaed by a protester who faced trial Wednesday for resisting arrest. "She ordered us to hand over [the] photos . . . and I said no," chief photographer Ron Riesterer said. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Taber on Tuesday delayed her order sending Riesterer to jail pending an appeal of the contempt citation by the newspaper.
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April 6, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For generations the Yurok and Hoopa Indian tribes have fought over control of their ancestral lands on the north coast of California. Now, the battle has moved south to the Bay Area. The Hoopa Indians can claim the town of Pinole. But the underdog Yuroks will soon have Berkeley. The two East Bay cities, entering the arena of Indian affairs, are developing sister-city relationships with the rival tribes. For Berkeley, this is in keeping with a long tradition of activism.
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