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Issue #1432 :: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
SPECIAL ISSUE: Spring Orientation

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Town-Gown Conflicts Nothing New In Berkeley
The city of Berkeley’s lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents over development near Memorial Stadium marks the second lawsuit in a year and a half between the two entities, but it is really only a blip in the long history of their rocky relationship.

Four Lawsuits Look to Derail Stadium Plans
Tightwads, tree dwellers, City Council members and other locals will face off in court against campus officials next week in a showdown over proposed construction around Memorial Stadium.

Amidst Tension, UC, City Hope to Maintain Rapport
As UC Berkeley and the city of Berkeley prepare for a contentious legal battle over Memorial Stadium improvement plans, the potential effect on other development projects remains to be seen.

Students Take Sides in Clash Over Stadium Renovation
With early-morning marches and tree encampments at their doorsteps, students are becoming increasingly vocal in their support for either the proposed stadium renovation or the preservation of the nearby oak grove.

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Town-Gown Conflicts Nothing New In Berkeley
The city of Berkeley’s lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents over development near Memorial Stadium marks the second lawsuit in a year and a half between the two entities, but it is really only a blip in the long history of their rocky relationship.

Four Lawsuits Look to Derail Stadium Plans
Tightwads, tree dwellers, City Council members and other locals will face off in court against campus officials next week in a showdown over proposed construction around Memorial Stadium.

Amidst Tension, UC, City Hope to Maintain Rapport
As UC Berkeley and the city of Berkeley prepare for a contentious legal battle over Memorial Stadium improvement plans, the potential effect on other development projects remains to be seen.

Students Take Sides in Clash Over Stadium Renovation
With early-morning marches and tree encampments at their doorsteps, students are becoming increasingly vocal in their support for either the proposed stadium renovation or the preservation of the nearby oak grove.

‘Building a Community’ at 40 Feet
Editor’s Note: Assistant city news editor Julie Strack joined the oak grove protesters Friday and spent the afternoon and early evening on a platform 40 feet up an oak tree. Here she reflects on her experience. For more on the protest, see the front page.

Opinion
Shoddy Spring Welcome a Thing of the Past

Welcome back Bears, but more importantly, welcome new Bears! To all the new students who are experiencing UC Berkeley for the first time, welcome to Cal!

Opinion
Oak Tree Controversy Cannot Escape Our Hearts and Minds

A few days ago, just before dawn, UC Police Officers raided the protest site in the oak grove beside Memorial Stadium. The police ordered the ground support team off the site and seized all of the supplies necessary to support the six tree sitters currently inhabiting the trees.

Men's Tennis
Cal Begins New Season Right Where It Left Off

Last spring, the Cal men’s tennis team entered its season ranked No. 19, equipped with a dominating singles lineup anchored by standout Conor Niland, then-fellow senior Lennart Maack, and junior Tyler Browne.

Sports In Brief
Cal Opens Spring Season With Strong Showings

Art and Animation
A Rose Has No Teeth

Concerts
The Roots

Speakers
Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me

Concerts
The Pillowman

5 Stories of the Spring
1)Stadium Holdup


White Space