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Tuesday’s Roaring Navy Fighter Jet Over Berkeley Was Just A Pilot Saying ‘Hello’ To His Brother At Cal

The supersonic, low-flying navy fighter jet seen buzzing over Berkeley Tuesday afternoon was reportedly flown by the brother of a Cal grad student.

01/28/2015

Charles Townes. (UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99

Charles Hard Townes, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor who invented the laser and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics, died Tuesday at the age of 99.

01/28/2015

Kepler space telescope, NASA, planets

Berkeley Graduate Student Helps Discover Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Relatively Nearby Star

A graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley has discovered a relatively nearby solar system with three planets that are slightly larger than the size of Earth, and one of the planets has temperatures moderate enough to possibly support life.

01/20/2015

Construction workers build a parking garage. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Latino Construction Workers Are Dying On The Job

While the industry gets safer overall, the number of Latino construction workers dying on the job is on the rise.

01/09/2015

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Academic Preparation Equals More Options For San Francisco Students

Harry Edwards, is professor emeritus of Sociology at UC Berkeley, whose illustrious career includes work with professional and Olympic athletes.

01/05/2015

Young Farmer

California Farmers Concerned Obama’s Immigration Action Could Lead To Worker Shortage

Some California farmers fear President Obama’s action on immigration policy could create a shortage of workers and devastate the state’s $46 billion agricultural industry.

12/29/2014

University of California, Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2nd Death At UC Berkeley Brings Added Concern About Drinking On College Campuses

A Berkeley student from San Ramon was found dead on Piedmont Avenue last week, the second death in the last two months.

12/25/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Servers Hacked, Compromising Personal Data Of 1,600 People

UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases.

12/17/2014

One of the effigies found hanging at UC Berkeley Saturday morning. (Source: Pastormykmac)

Group Of Anonymous Artists Claim Responsibility For Effigies Hanging On Nooses At UC Berkeley

A group of anonymous artists claimed responsibility for effigies of two black men and a woman hanging from nooses on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Saturday.

12/14/2014

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