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Issue #2612 :: Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Wheeler Protesters Leave Ledge After Negotiations With Campus Officials Video
The protesters who occupied a ledge atop Wheeler Hall for more than seven hours Thursday have returned to the ground with two of their four demands addressed by campus officials.

Live Blog: Protesters Gather Atop Wheeler Hall Gallery
Emma Anderson, Jordan Bach-Lombardo, Adelyn Baxter, Nina Brown, J.D. Morris, Javier Panzar, Claire Perlman and Amruta Trivedi of The Daily Californian reporting from the field.

Demonstrators Stage Protest Atop Wheeler Hall
Less than 24 hours after 17 people were arrested for a sit-in at Wheeler Hall Wednesday night, nine demonstrators took to the fourth floor ledge on the front of the hall to continue protesting the deterioration of the state's higher education system.

Berkeley Police Arrest Two While Conducting Search Warrant
With the assistance of Oakland police, Berkeley Police Department officers arrested two male suspects while conducting a burglary search warrant at a home in West Oakland Thursday morning.

News

Police Officer Sustains Injury After Being Hit With Car
A Berkeley police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after being hit with a car at a gas station in West Berkeley by a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

Hundreds of College Students Protest Across Country, Rallying Against Funding Cuts to Public Education on Day of Protest
While there was a relatively small turnout to UC Berkeley's campus protest Wednesday in opposition to California's cuts to public education, other campuses nationwide hosted like-minded events in a display of solidarity with varied levels of support.

Local School Children and Community Members Rally To Support School District, Future of Public Education
Holding homemade picket signs and umbrellas, over 200 students, parents and members of the Berkeley Unified School District community rallied in support of public education Wednesday afternoon, while standing in the pouring rain in front of the district's administration building.

Naturalist Shares Passion for Environment at the Berkeley Marina
It is easy to imagine that Patricia Donald is an organic element of the Berkeley Marina. The salty air and the wide expanse of sea and sunlight seem to have worked their way far below her skin, burrowing themselves bone-deep and structuring the course of her life in a fundamental way.

City to Delay Spending on Public Works Projects
In a scramble to implement cost-saving solutions, the Berkeley City Council will consider deferring capital improvement projects to offset a portion of the city's $1.8 million deficit that extends through June 30.

Study Learns to Manipulate E. Coli to Produce Biofuels Podcast Gallery
UC Berkeley researchers have successfully manipulated a bacteria that may shed new light on current biofuel production, according to a recently published report.

Berkeley Joins Nationwide Protests for Public Education
While protest actions planned for March 2 at UC Berkeley were generally uneventful during the daytime as participation in the day's events proved significantly lower than in previous protests, the day of action ended with a faction of demonstrators refusing to leave Wheeler Hall and the subsequent detainment of 17 people.

Berkeley Police Arrest Two While Conducting Search Warrant
With the assistance of Oakland police, Berkeley Police Department officers arrested two male suspects while conducting a burglary search warrant at a home in West Oakland Thursday morning.

Live Blog: Protesters Gather Atop Wheeler Hall Gallery
Emma Anderson, Jordan Bach-Lombardo, Adelyn Baxter, Nina Brown, J.D. Morris, Javier Panzar, Claire Perlman and Amruta Trivedi of The Daily Californian reporting from the field.

Demonstrators Stage Protest Atop Wheeler Hall
Less than 24 hours after 17 people were arrested for a sit-in at Wheeler Hall Wednesday night, nine demonstrators took to the fourth floor ledge on the front of the hall to continue protesting the deterioration of the state's higher education system.

Wheeler Protesters Leave Ledge After Negotiations With Campus Officials Video
The protesters who occupied a ledge atop Wheeler Hall for more than seven hours Thursday have returned to the ground with two of their four demands addressed by campus officials.


Sports

Bears Meet "Feisty" Fresno State in San Diego
The weather forecast for the rest of week predicts a monotony of dreary drizzle in Berkeley.

Cal Needs Perfection to Cut Down No. 2 Cardinal
The Cal women's basketball team needs to make some drastic changes before tonight's 8 p.m. matchup with utterly dominant No. 2 Stanford at the latter's Maples Pavilion. For example, to understand Stanford's dominance, the Bears need to see the Cardinal as more than just basketball players.

Bears Bring Hot Bats to San Diego Tournament
Last weekend's sweep of the Caravelle Resorts Tournament was good for the Cal baseball team for two reasons. One, it brought national recognition to the now No. 14 Bears. Two, it meant the pitchers got to take batting practice.

Despite Winning First Event, Cal Trails Stanford After Day One of Pac-10 Championships
For the fourth straight year, the Cal men's swimming team won the first event at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

On to the Next One
Long jumper Sunny Margerum has some big shoes to fill. Spikes, to be more accurate, and several pairs of them.


Arts & Entertainment

'Adjustment Bureau' Dives Into Intricate Mind Games
The biggest mystery of "The Adjustment Bureau" is not the identities of the ubiquitous men in black hats. It's how George Nolfi's movie, which produced a trailer straight from the dusty archives of "Inception" and "The Matrix," contains such a witty and romantic heart.

Persistence of Memory
After four years away from the international film scene, Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with the highly anticipated "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives." Loosely based on a book by a Buddhist monk entitled "A Man Who Can Recall His Past Lives," the story was referenced by Weerasethakul in his past works, namely in his 2004 Cannes entry, "Tropical Malady." His latest film moves drastically away from its source material, culminating into a wholly personal and original film.

Reeling with Ryan Lattanzio
I'm a contrarian when it comes to movie talk, and often unfoundedly so.

All Falls Down
Spiritual profundity and political immediacy can make poor bedfellows, but Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men," based on a tragic episode from Algeria's 1990s civil war, manages to accomplish both without the pretension of unwieldy "message films." Beauvois' film is first and foremost a contemplative portrait of eight Trappist monks who make their home in the Algerian village of Tibhirine. As they coexist with the predominantly Muslim inhabitants, the specter of extremist violence looms, but Beauvois steers away from cliched characterizations. What he offers instead is a sensitive rendering of routine disrupted and resolve tested, as the day-to-day lives of the monks and townspeople are shaken by the encroaching threat of terrorism.

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