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Issue #2621 :: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Hearing for Tree-Sitter Postponed
The preliminary hearing for Matthew Dodt, the People's Park tree-sitter charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen property, was postponed today until April 4.

Granada Building Sold to Green Development Firm
The Granada at Sather Gate, a historic Berkeley building, was sold in January for $18.5 million to limited liability company RSGF El Granada, owned by New York City-based Jonathan Rose Companies, a firm that focuses on green development in urban areas.

Pet Shop Shuts Down as Owner Is Evicted
After spending a little over a year fighting multiple court cases over prolonged conflicts with his landlord, the owner of Lucky Dog Pet Shop was evicted and his store was closed down March 10 in a move surrounded by separate allegations of inhumane treatment of animals at the store.

News

Operational Excellence Plans to Computerize Course Evaluations
Students may no longer fill out pencil-and-paper evaluations to express their opinions on courses by the spring of 2013, as the Operational Excellence initiative moves forward with plans to computerize the process, along with several other cost-cutting proposals.

Campus Officials Unaware of Visiting Professor's Past Relationship With Student
Before coming to campus, visiting Israeli professor Gideon Aran reached a mediation agreement in June 2010 with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem regarding his relationship with a female student, an incident UC Berkeley officials said they were not aware of.

Students Organize 'Die-In' to Support Libyan Opposition
Linking elbows to demonstrate solidarity for the Libyan opposition movement and opposition to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's dictatorial rule, about 25 students gathered under Sather Gate at noon Tuesday.

Cuipo Partners With UC Berkeley to Use Carbon Footprint Calculator Podcast
Cuipo Rainforest Preservation Initiative partnered with UC Berkeley March 1 to utilize software developed by a campus graduate student to create an advanced carbon footprint calculator.

Tree-Sitter's Hearing Set to Begin
People's Park tree-sitter Matthew Dodt - also known as "Midnight Matt" - will attend a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen property, though homeless advocates believe there may be an underlying agenda to his prosecution.

Pet Shop Shuts Down as Owner Is Evicted
After spending a little over a year fighting multiple court cases over prolonged conflicts with his landlord, the owner of Lucky Dog Pet Shop was evicted and his store was closed down March 10 in a move surrounded by separate allegations of inhumane treatment of animals at the store.

Organic Ice Cream Store Opens After Nine-Month Approval Process
After months of paperwork and meetings, Robin Dalrymple has learned the sweet taste of success - to her, it is caramel ice cream made with her daughters at her recently opened North Berkeley ice cream shop, iScream.

Granada Building Sold to Green Development Firm
The Granada at Sather Gate, a historic Berkeley building, was sold in January for $18.5 million to limited liability company RSGF El Granada, owned by New York City-based Jonathan Rose Companies, a firm that focuses on green development in urban areas.

Hearing for Tree-Sitter Postponed
The preliminary hearing for Matthew Dodt, the People's Park tree-sitter charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen property, was postponed today until April 4.


Sports

Bears Prepare for Warren, Rebels in NIT Opener
Former Cal floor general Jerome Randle plays across the globe in Turkey. Washington point guard Isaiah Thomas will be in Charlotte, N.C., for an NCAA first round game.

Bears, Aggies to Defend Win Streaks If Weather Permits
On Tuesday afternoon, the No. 5 Cal men's tennis team was supposed to practice at the Channing courts, three blocks away from campus.

Cal Makes It Rain Through First Half of 13-10 Win
The Cal lacrosse team must not believe in bad omens. As long as it was raining in Berkeley, the goals kept pouring in for the Bears.

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Opinion

Don't Worry - It's Just a Mushroom Cloud Gallery
Turmoil in the Middle East, natural disasters wreaking havoc in all corners of the world, and gas prices on the rise - no, this isn't the plot of the fabled Fury Road installment of the Mad Max series; this is real life. And it's happening in a neighborhood near you.

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