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A wine tasting bill passes California Assembly. (Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Underage College Students One Sip Closer To Tasting Wine In Class Thanks To State Bill

It would be legal for underage college students aspiring to be winemakers and brewers to taste what they produce under a bill approved by the state Assembly.

05/16/2014

Roger Lopez, a sex offender is suspected of sexually battering a UC Berkeley student near People's Park. (Source: Berkeley PD)

Sex Offender Suspected Of Sexually Battering UC Berkeley Student

University of California at Berkeley police are seeking the public’s help in finding a sex offender who is suspected of sexually battering a female student near People’s Park on Monday night.

05/13/2014

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UC Berkeley Football Player Charged With Felony Assault

University of California at Berkeley football player Damariay Drew was charged Monday with felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury for allegedly attacking another student on May 4, prosecutors said.

05/12/2014

A hoax tricked Berkeley residents into thinking an In-N-Out Burger was opening near the UC campus. (CBS)

In-N-Out Burger Hoax Near UC Berkeley Campus Fools, Saddens Students

There was a great deal of excitement today when an In-N-Out Burger “Coming Soon” banner was draped across what used to be an ADIDAS store on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley,

04/28/2014

Dr. Jennifer Doudna executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (vcresearch.berkeley.edu)

KCBS In Depth: ‘Game Changing’ DNA-Editing Technology Booms In The Bay Area And Beyond

In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. KCBS In Depth’s Jane McMillan talks with Dr. Doudna, the executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), about how the technology works and its applications for the future.

04/28/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

Preliminary admissions data show that 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 in-state applicants who were offered a spot. That compares to 16,378 white residents, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants.

04/18/2014

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Phil Matier: Despite Tuition Freeze, State’s College Students May Pay More With New Fees

Tuition hikes at CSU and UC campus may be frozen but that doesn’t mean the cost for students isn’t rising. Many campuses are now charging “Student Success” fees.

04/07/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

03/17/2014

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Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Push To Bring Back Affirmative Action At UC, CSU Faces Backlash

The push to bring back affirmative action at California’s public universities is hanging by a thread. Several state lawmakers who previously supported the bill have now reversed course, amid a backlash among the Asian-American community.

03/14/2014

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