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Issue #2627 :: Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Top Headlines

Stallworth Transferring From Cal
According to an ESPN report, power forward DeNesha Stallworth is transferring from Cal.

Special School District Board Meeting Seeks to Address Gun Issue
With just two school days left before Berkeley High School begins its spring break, about 50 school administrators and parents gathered at a special Berkeley Unified School District board meeting Wednesday night to express their anxiety over the presence of firearms on campus and try to develop a plan to respond to recent incidents at the school.

Newsom Addresses Protests, Cuts Video
On Wednesday, The Daily Californian's J.D. Morris and Jordan Bach-Lombardo spoke with Lt. Gov. and UC Regent Gavin Newsom about student protests and state funding reductions after he talked with students in the ASUC Senate Chambers.

In The Moment
There won't be a Cal men's gymnastics team after this season, even though Donothan Bailey is just a sophomore. That's not the first time he's heard this news.

News

City Council Recommends a Formal Response to Taxicab Association Complaints
After months of trying to call attention to grievances that have plagued their operations, Berkeley taxi cab drivers are finally seeing their complaints addressed, as the Berkeley City Council passed a recommendation Tuesday night for the city to formally respond to the complaints.

Newsom Addresses Protests, Cuts Video
On Wednesday, The Daily Californian's J.D. Morris and Jordan Bach-Lombardo spoke with Lt. Gov. and UC Regent Gavin Newsom about student protests and state funding reductions after he talked with students in the ASUC Senate Chambers.

City Re-evaluates Strategy To Fill Refuse Fund Deficit
After inciting the anger of several players in the city's refuse collection scene with a proposal to terminate the city's contract with the Ecology Center earlier this month, the Berkeley City Council held an additional work session Tuesday to discuss alternative ways to close a remaining $1.2 million deficit in the city's refuse fund for this fiscal year.

Area Researchers Work to Revolutionize Prosthetics
A revolutionary new project to develop technology that could allow humans to control prosthetic limbs with brain signals is being pursued by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers in a collaboration that began in December 2010.

EAVP Candidates Aim for Student Voice in Politics
Increasing student involvement and representation in the political process are among the platforms of the four candidates competing for the position of External Affairs Vice President in the 2011 ASUC General Election.

City Turns to Public for Feedback on Mental Health Services Expansion
The city of Berkeley's Mental Health Division is turning to the public for feedback on a roughly $6.58 million proposal to transform and expand mental health services in Berkeley and Albany.

Special School District Board Meeting Seeks to Address Gun Issue
With just two school days left before Berkeley High School begins its spring break, about 50 school administrators and parents gathered at a special Berkeley Unified School District board meeting Wednesday night to express their anxiety over the presence of firearms on campus and try to develop a plan to respond to recent incidents at the school.


Sports

In The Moment
There won't be a Cal men's gymnastics team after this season, even though Donothan Bailey is just a sophomore. That's not the first time he's heard this news.

Tigers Mercy Bears in Five-Inning, 13-2 Win
It has been a big year for Jolene Henderson of the No. 8 Cal softball team.

Stallworth Transferring From Cal
According to an ESPN report, power forward DeNesha Stallworth is transferring from Cal.


Arts & Entertainment

Reeling with Ryan Lattanzio
Doubtless one leading reason why the world declines honoring us whalemen, is this: they think that, at best, our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business; and that when actively engaged therein, we are surrounded by all manner of defilements." So says Ishmael about the business of whaling in "Moby-Dick." But taken out of context, this passage could be about film critics.

Unfinished Business
You might have experienced waking up from a nap while traveling, for a moment forgetting where you were. You might have panicked for a swift moment, but then remembered where you were going and brushed it off with a smile.

For Royksopp, Old Hits Make for Novel Show
An eager crowd filed into the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on Monday night for a few hours of pure and easy enjoyment. The Norwegian electronic music duo Royksopp (Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge) don't come to the States often, but when they do, their fans know not to miss it.

The Mountain Goats: ALL ETERNALS DECK Podcast
Damn These Vampires," the first track from the Mountain Goats' latest album deftly states, "feast like pagans/never get enough/sleep like dead men/wake up like dead men." So it seems, the band can never die, sentenced to producing allusion-speckled raconteur musings forevermore.

Zion I & the Grouch: HEROES IN THE HEALING OF THE NATION Podcast
With so many rap albums promoting messages about sex, guns and drugs, Heroes in the Healing of the Nation aims to counter these by promoting leadership, morality and inspiration. Emcees Zumbi (of Zion I) & the Grouch (of Living Legends fame) eloquently deliver these words with flow and finesse. Backed by AmpLive's (Zion I) ill beats, the ensemble proves that hip-hop can blow your mind without the brutality of guns.

White Space