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Issue #2259 :: Monday, April 20, 2009

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Student Action Sweeps Executive Offices Video
Marking a dramatic shift in ASUC politics, preliminary results in the 2009 general election, announced last Friday, show the Student Action party swept four executive positions and secured eight seats in the 20-member senate.

UC Pensions Hard-Hit By Economic Downturn
The University of California pension fund lost a third of its value in 2008, dropping from $47.8 billion in late 2007 to $31.7 billion at the end of 2008.

City Council Considers Garbage Collection Fee Increase
The Berkeley City Council will consider a proposal to increase garbage collection fees by about 20 percent during its meeting on Tuesday.

City Considers Plan to Help Fund Public Mental Health Programs
The city of Berkeley began a 30-day public comment period Wednesday on a plan that would fund staff expansion and program development in its Mental Health Division.

News

Student Action Sweeps Executive Offices Video
Marking a dramatic shift in ASUC politics, preliminary results in the 2009 general election, announced last Friday, show the Student Action party swept four executive positions and secured eight seats in the 20-member senate.

UC Pensions Hard-Hit By Economic Downturn
The University of California pension fund lost a third of its value in 2008, dropping from $47.8 billion in late 2007 to $31.7 billion at the end of 2008.

City Council Considers Garbage Collection Fee Increase
The Berkeley City Council will consider a proposal to increase garbage collection fees by about 20 percent during its meeting on Tuesday.

City Considers Plan to Help Fund Public Mental Health Programs
The city of Berkeley began a 30-day public comment period Wednesday on a plan that would fund staff expansion and program development in its Mental Health Division.

Campus Buses, Night Shuttles May Be Given Up to AC Transit
The campus is currently in talks to cede control of the bus service that runs along the campus perimeter to AC Transit and potentially overhaul the night shuttle system by next year.

UC System Restarts Salary Talks With Librarians
The university met with a union representing about 400 UC librarians on Friday to negotiate salary and professional development funding.


Sports

Bears Muscle Up on Roadrunners in Nonconference Win
As a dejected No. 14 Cal State Bakersfield team filed out of Spieker Aquatics Center on Saturday evening following a 15-10 loss to the No. 5 Cal women's water polo team, an indignant Roadrunner turned to her teammate.

Miller Squeezes Ducks in Rubber Match
The Cal baseball team ran sprints on Saturday after its 5-3 loss to Oregon, a new method of self-inflicted punishment for the Bears when they strike out more than seven times in a game.

Missed Opportunities Haunt Cal After Sweep in Arizona
In a season that has been up and down for the No. 14 Cal softball team, coach Diane Ninemire spent last week stressing to her players the importance of consistency.

Third Time's the Charm as Bears Upset Oregon in Triple Overtime on Everett's Third Goal
After last week's loss at Stanford, Cal lacrosse coach Theresa Sherry emphasized that she wanted more effort from her team and that it needed to play harder for the seniors on Senior Day.

Cal Runs Over Mustangs in Round of Eight
Junior Blaine Scully was channeling his favorite rugby player, Dave Campese, when he broke out on a 95-meter run in Saturday's Round of Eight match against No. 8 Cal Poly.

Morgan's Epic Jump-Off Win Highlights Big Meet for Bears
STANFORD--Trying to will herself and the Cal track and field team to victory at the 115th Big Meet on Saturday, senior pole vaulter Katie Morgan brought an intensity that was fitting for one of the biggest athletic rivalries in the Bay Area.

Cossou's Three-Set Effort Boosts Bears Over Stanford
About an hour into the Cal women's tennis team's singles matches against No. 12 Stanford on Saturday, Bears coach Amanda Augustus sat on a bench facing court two and had a feeling.

Roth Brings Home First NCAA Still Rings Title
After a hectic week at the Minnesota Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, the Cal men's gymnastics team is returning home.

Card Makes Short Work of Cal in Last Regular Season Match
STANFORD--The Taube Family Tennis Center at Stanford can hold up to 3,500 spectators.

Bears Win Inaugural Lake Natoma Invitational
Cal women's crew coach Dave O'Neill helped to organize the Lake Natoma Invitational, a new regatta that brought together some of the best boats in the country.

NEED FOR SPEED
Jahvid Best is the one that gets the Heisman hype.

Bears Sweep Four Races at Redwood Shores
Cal men's crew's varsity eight did its part to hold onto USRowing's No. 1 ranking this weekend, winning its only appearance of the weekend at Redwood Shores with a time of 5:42.


Arts & Entertainment

Musical Masala
Meet JoSH. No, it's not "Josh." It's JoSH, pronounced "Joe-sh." In literal terms: "We're an Indian fusion band. We sing in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi," explained Qurram Hussain, better known as Q. In more metaphorical terms: "Josh transcends many Southeast Asian languages. It's the same word in all those languages. It technically means 'energy' or 'zest,'" Rupinder Magon, or simply Rup, added. "When you're in that moment, anything is possible."

'Basha Rubencheck' Succeeds With Its Captivating Storyline
It is something of a time-honored tradition in this country to accuse fellow citizens of socialism, be it in the Palmer Raids, the McCarthy era or at the indignant "Tea Parties" of last week. This was the attitude faced by Marxist Basha Rubencheck when she arrived in California after World War I to found the Jewish Chicken Ranch Co-op. Based on this true story, "Basha Rubenchek from Minsk, Comrade of Petaluma," now being produced by the Brookside Repertory Theatre, is an insight into a forgotten time and an extraordinary personality. Written by Basha's great-niece Mae Ziglin Meidav and directed by Lia Metz, this play is a historical account presented through a fictional love story, with a surprise ending sure to charm every audience.

Director Talks About Origins Of His French Film 'Paris 36'
Christophe Barratier is a French filmmaker who directed and produced 2004's acclaimed "Les Choristes" (US title "The Chorus"). His most recent work is "Faubourg 36" (US title "Paris 36"), which was reviewed in The Daily Californian on April 2. The Daily Californian sat down with Barratier to discuss his work. The following is an abbreviation of that interview. For the complete interview transcript, visit www.dailycal.org.

Ciara FANTASY RIDE Podcast
When you hear the slow synthesized breakdown of "Explode," the opening song on Fantasy Ride, you can imagine a scantily clad Ciara gyrating her hips as a bunch of barhopping guys drool at her feet. Lyrically speaking, 23-year-old Ciara, devoid of any personality, brandishes the standard megalomania of all self-proclaimed R&B singers. In this first track, she sings, "Ciara to the stage / Ciara to the stage Like it when I break down / Greatest show on Earth / Hottest ticket in town." This girl's self-esteem is unparalleled.

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