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Issue #2630 :: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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2011 ASUC Elections Endorsements: Empty Seats Video
The stage was conspicuously less crowded at this year's ASUC Election Candidates Forum, hosted by The Daily Californian on Friday. The audience, without the draw of either of the two major political parties, was full of empty seats.

Candidates for presidency discuss experiences, goals
Next year, candidates running for ASUC president hope to play a leading role in what some view as a critical year for both the University of California and the UC Berkeley campus.

Scar Tissue Gallery
Frank Renda spent eight years building the house his children grew up in.

Union members rally for solidarity
Hundreds of union members and supporters gathered in Berkeley on Monday, declaring their solidarity for fellow union members in other states while protesting issues closer to home, including changes to funding for benefits on the UC Berkeley campus and the confirmation of a new nominee to the UC Board of Regents.

News

Candidates for presidency discuss experiences, goals
Next year, candidates running for ASUC president hope to play a leading role in what some view as a critical year for both the University of California and the UC Berkeley campus.

Cafe owner aims to extend hours
As the city of Berkeley attempts to move forward with its long-standing plan to transform Telegraph Avenue into a 24-hour commercial zone, Caffe Mediterraneum owner Craig Becker, a major proponent of the 24/7 plan, has chosen to pursue a different route to extend his business hours.

UCPD squad detonates two WWI grenades
UCPD's bomb squad detonated two World War I grenades found in a San Rafael resident's home Friday.

ASUC organizes marketing contest to promote Cal Lodge
The ASUC is now accepting proposals for a new marketing plan to increase summer and fall use of its mountain lodge through the Cal Lodge Case Competition, which opened March 30 and will end April 29.

Union members rally for solidarity
Hundreds of union members and supporters gathered in Berkeley on Monday, declaring their solidarity for fellow union members in other states while protesting issues closer to home, including changes to funding for benefits on the UC Berkeley campus and the confirmation of a new nominee to the UC Board of Regents.

Governor appoints two Berkeley residents to state office positions
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two Berkeley residents to state office positions Monday in a maneuver that filled 14 vacancies in the office with new appointees from around the state.

News In Brief
A Berkeley Police Department officer shot and killed a resident's pet dog Saturday afternoon after responding to a 911 call from another concerned resident of the 3200 block of Shattuck Avenue who thought someone was firing a gun in a nearby backyard.

Researchers discover new way to study glacial activity Podcast
A new application of existing geophysical technology has allowed researchers for the first time to quantitatively study glacial activity from the past two million years and the resulting formation of current landscapes.


Sports

Scar Tissue Gallery
Frank Renda spent eight years building the house his children grew up in.

No. 13 Bears finding groove as Pacific visits Evans
Before the season, Cal baseball coach David Esquer said that pitching and defense would be his team's calling cards this year.

Seniors bid farewell to Hellman, for now
Like nearly every home match for the last three years, senior captain Pedro Zerbini will wage battle on the top singles court. Today's 1:30 p.m. match against San Diego is the last time it will happen at home in the regular season.

GBaum's World
Not too interested in comics or cartoons as a kid, I was never too sure of my favorite superhero. I went through a brief Power Rangers phase that I'm sure hardly thrilled my parents; I'm sure even they noticed that the black ranger enjoyed break dancing and that the yellow ranger was Asian.


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday
Personality is multifaceted. It is fluid in the way that it is never exactly the same around two people, that it reveals itself only partially at best.

2011 ASUC Elections Endorsements: Empty Seats Video
The stage was conspicuously less crowded at this year's ASUC Election Candidates Forum, hosted by The Daily Californian on Friday. The audience, without the draw of either of the two major political parties, was full of empty seats.

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