Issues

Previous Issue
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011
This Issue
Friday, Jan 21, 2011
Next Issue
Monday, Jan 24, 2011
Search this issue:

Issue #2580 :: Friday, January 21, 2011

Issue #2580 Cover

Top Headlines

Bears Look at Home on Treasure Island
The Cal rugby team decimated Chico State, 95-5, on Saturday afternoon at Treasure Island's San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association.

Late Rally Falls Short as Cal Loses to UCLA
No. 8 UCLA defeated the Cal women's basketball team, 65-56, on Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.

LIVE BLOG: CAL MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. USC


Investment Flop Increases City Pension Deficit Podcast
A $253 million debt in employee pension funding looms over the city of Berkeley after investments made by a state-wide pension agency flopped, necessitating a re-evaluation of the city's contribution to employee benefit funds.

News

Student Robbed of Phone on Telegraph Avenue
A male UC Berkeley student was robbed of his phone Tuesday evening in South Berkeley when two suspects threatened him and demanded his property.

Investment Flop Increases City Pension Deficit Podcast
A $253 million debt in employee pension funding looms over the city of Berkeley after investments made by a state-wide pension agency flopped, necessitating a re-evaluation of the city's contribution to employee benefit funds.

City's Humane Society Reopens After May Fire Video
The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is reopening its doors at its original location Friday in Southwest Berkeley following an extended closure after the building was damaged in a fire last May.

High Winds, Felled Lines Leave Some Residents Without Power
Gusty winds buffeted much of Berkeley early Thursday morning, knocking down power lines in a residential area on Southside, leaving nearby residents without power for most of the day.

'The Play' Photographer Sues For Copyright Infringement
Four seconds of clock time, five laterals and 55 yards after the biggest play in Cal football history, Robert Stinnett, a photographer assigned to the Nov. 20, 1982 Big Game by the Oakland Tribune, snapped Cal's Kevin Moen as he lifted the ball triumphantly over his head in an iconic and enduring portrait of victory.

Albert Ghiorso, Famed Physicist, Dies at 95
Albert Ghiorso, a world-famous and highly esteemed Berkeley nuclear physicist, died at his home on Dec. 26 from heart complications following a fall. He was 95.

Regents Back Plans for New LBNL Solar Energy Center
Development of a new solar research center located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory advanced Tuesday, as the UC Board of Regents' Committee on Grounds and Buildings approved financial and design proposals at the regents' meeting at UC San Diego.

New Art Exhibitions Funded by Grants Totaling Over $300,000
Two new art exhibitions, a national tour of an existing film exhibition, a curatorial research fellowship focused on the Republic of Georgia and the maintenance of film program operations will be supported by grants totaling $304,000 received by the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

AC Transit Continues Effort to Drive Down Bus Crime Video
Some travelers riding on AC Transit buses in the Berkeley area during the holiday season were victims of theft and harassment, though administrators of the transit system maintain that they are dedicated to increasing safety.

ASUC Drafts Two Bills Opposing Budget Cuts
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $500 million cut from the UC budget, the ASUC Senate is looking to pass two bills that condemn the blow to the state's higher education system and recommend letters be written to campus and state officials.

Two Robbed at Gunpoint On Grizzly Peak Boulevard
Two victims sitting in a parked car on Grizzly Peak Boulevard were robbed of their property Tuesday night when four men pointed an automatic handgun inside their car.


Sports

Spring Screening
For all of the Pac-10's recent woes, the conference still carries a slew of pro basketball prospects.

Nelson Tip Saves UCLA From Late Cal Surge
LOS ANGELES - Reeves Nelson shoots, spins, steals and barges. He dunks, drives and deliberately forces contact.

SC Melts Under Barrage of Points by Stallworth, Sherbert
For Cal women's basketball last night, three was a magic number. The Bears (11-6, 3-3 in the Pac-10) defeated USC (12-5, 4-2 in the Pac-10), 82-71.

Bears Begin Final Season With 'Home' Game Far From Home
The Cal Athletics newsletter calls tomorrow's game against Chico State a home match for the Cal rugby team. Coach Jack Clark objects to the term.

Experienced Cal Tunes Up at Winter Invitational
The anticipation for the first competitive match of the spring is always the same for the Cal women's tennis team, whether it is in the sunlit courts of Hawaii or in the friendly confines of the Hellman Tennis Center.

Small Track Team Opens Up Season in New Mexico
The track season is like a marathon: pacing is important so you don't burn out early.

Stacked Bears Look to Avenge Last Year's Loss to Wildcats
Though it ended up only being a minor setback in an otherwise extraordinary season, losing to Arizona at home left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Cal men's swimming team.

Late Rally Falls Short as Cal Loses to UCLA
No. 8 UCLA defeated the Cal women's basketball team, 65-56, on Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.

Bears Look at Home on Treasure Island
The Cal rugby team decimated Chico State, 95-5, on Saturday afternoon at Treasure Island's San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association.

LIVE BLOG: CAL MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. USC



Opinion

Hungry for Change
Our hunger for new food vendors has finally been sated.

Changing Times
On Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council agreed to vote on Feb. 15 on whether to implement a policy that would create a fund of $20,000 which would be dedicated to paying for sexual reassignment surgery for city employees.

Lebanon Continues to Face Crisis
The political situation in Lebanon has entered a crisis stage, which has made headlines around the world. Berkeley students may wonder how that crisis came to be, or what the prospects are for solving it.

Collective Envisions Community Involvement
"Would you like a flyer? They promote fresh, local, environmentally sustainable, and ethically produced food. Stop by the store at 2440 Bancroft!"

Measures That Work With 'Cannabusiness'
Despite the failure of the passage of Proposition 19 to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California, here in Berkeley voters approved a pair of measures that expand the possibilities for medical cannabis businesses within the city. These measures succeeded because they found a middle ground where patients, dispensary operators, community members and business and political leaders could reach an agreement as to how these businesses do, and can, operate in our city.

Cuts to Sports Come At the Cost of Dreams
At the rally to support Cal Baseball last October I saw a sign being held up by five Cal Lacrosse players. It said "You Can't Put a Price on Dreams."

Pension Debate Reveals Greater UC Hypocrisy
I am one of ten recent University of California alumni who have collaborated on a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, Chair of the Board of Regents Russell Gould and Vice Chair of the Board of Regents Sherry Lansing regarding the recent pension request made by many of the top executives at the university.

Operational Excellence Article Misled Readers
The graphic depicting investments and expected returns from Operational Excellence (OE) ("Excellence," Jan. 18) is misleading and could leave readers with the mistaken impression that OE could potentially cost more money that it will save. Until full implementation plans have been finalized, the specific costs are not yet known. What is known is that:

Editorial Cartoon


Deliberate Disconnection
I don't know that I have the writing space or rhetorical skills to justify blatant hypocrisy. Luckily, the Internet is currently down at my apartment (seriously), so I'll try to preach a practice that I, myself will have trouble obeying. I'm actually more compelled to write this because it's an important issue to my mother. Oops.

White Space