LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local):
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was arrested Thursday after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in Las Vegas, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local):
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A former University of California, Berkeley fraternity member was arrested for allegedly punching, biting and sexually assaulting two women, one of them at a fraternity...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A California Uber driver has been arrested and charged with trying to kidnap two passengers to have sex with them.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man slain in Berkeley and confirmed their primary suspect is the same man accused of killing relatives in the San Francisco Bay Area before...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley Police say they are investigating the sexual assault by two men of a University of California, Berkeley student at a fraternity house.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first online election for student government at Berkeley High School became a lesson in more than democracy. Students also learned about vote fraud, hacking and digital...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have charged an engineer in Berkeley, California, with trying to kill a colleague by putting a toxic metal into her food and water since 2017.
Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its heels on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they're...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As California baseball got started again, Andrew Vaughn wanted no part of putting pressure on himself to top a sophomore season during which he had one of the best years in...
Cal seeks revenge on Stanford
Cal (7-22, 2-15) vs. Stanford (15-14, 8-9)
Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal seeks revenge on Stanford after dropping the first matchup in...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police have arrested a man they say was captured on video punching a conservative activist in the face on campus.
UC Berkeley investigating attack on conservative activist
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police say they're investigating an attack on a conservative activist who was punched in the face while recruiting on...
California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste.
Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the fee on single-use cups that will take effect January 2020.
Tree uprooted by storm kills man on UC, Berkeley campus
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed over the weekend when a eucalyptus tree fell on his car on the University of California, Berkeley campus as a winter storm swept through Northern California.
New charges filed against alleged California rapist
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors have filed 28 additional charges against a man known as the NorCal Rapist, bringing the number of alleged victims to seven in six counties.
The new charges by Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert filed Monday bring the total count against Roy Charles Waller to 40.
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Correction: Cal-Player Death story
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a story Jan. 5 about the death of California football player Bryce Turner, The Associated Press reported erroneously Turner's age based on information from the school. He was 20, not 19.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Cal defensive back Bryce Turner dies at age 20
California defensive back Bryce Turner has died after being hospitalized for a medical emergency during a non-team workout
Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.
USF maintained the momentum it built after earning a 19-point win over Cal, the Dons first win in Berkeley since 1991, while taking time off for finals.
UC Berkeley, conservative groups reach deal in speech suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley agreed to consider changes to its policy on major campus events as part of a settlement announced Monday in a lawsuit over student access to conservative speakers.
The university and one of the groups that filed the lawsuit, the Young America's Foundation, however, disagreed on the scope of the deal.
No. 23 Cal women beat Pacific 81-69, game moved to Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kristine Anigwe had 25 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 23 California beat Pacific 81-69 on Sunday in a game played at Stanford's Maples Pavilion due to poor air quality in Berkeley, California.
Anigwe made 10 of 14 shots from the field, including 1 of 2 from 3-point range, and the Golden Bears (4-0) shot 29 of 55 (52.7 percent) from the field.
Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.
Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium.
Cal hoping to end 8-year skid against Stanford in Big Game
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox has always emphasized to his players the importance of keeping an even-keel approach every week.
With a pivotal Pac-12 game against rival Stanford coming up, Wilcox is relaxing his approach a little.
"It's one of the greatest rivalries in college football," Wilcox said. "I want them to enjoy that and appreciate it and how much energy it brings. They all feel it and know it. You can walk around campus and tell. It's a good thing."
Northern California wildfires lead to sports cancellations
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two men's basketball games in the Bay Area have been called off because of poor air quality from wildfires in Northern California and the status of the Big Game between Stanford and California is in doubt.
Cal canceled its basketball game against Detroit Mercy on Thursday night because the Air Quality Index was well over the threshold of 200 — the very unhealthy range. A significant amount of smoke infiltrated Haas Pavilion leading to the cancellation.
Detroit Mercy-Cal MBB game canceled due to poor air quality
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The men's basketball game between Detroit Mercy and California scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled due to poor air quality in the area.
Officials from both schools are discussing the possibility of rescheduling the game.
Wildfires throughout the state, particularly the Camp Fire in Butte County, have led to an Air Quality Index of more than 200 — the very unhealthy range — in the Berkeley, California, area and smoke has infiltrated Haas Pavilion.
New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.
His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as "Shangri-La," would survive was that his next-door neighbor, Randy Berkeley, would not only protect his own house, but also Rasmussen's.
Dynavax Technologies: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Dynavax Technologies Corp. (DVAX) on Monday reported a loss of $40.5 million in its third quarter.
The Berkeley, California-based company said it had a loss of 65 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 58 cents per share.
The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $1.5 million in the period.
Aduro Biotech: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Aduro Biotech Inc. (ADRO) on Tuesday reported a loss of $23.1 million in its third quarter.
The Berkeley, California-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 31 cents per share.
The drug developer posted revenue of $3.1 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.6 million.
Golden idol: Goff faces Rodgers when 7-0 Rams host Packers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is a major figure in Jared Goff's earliest football memories.
While Goff was a little kid growing up in Marin County, his father took him to games at Berkeley's Memorial Stadium, where he watched Rodgers' collegiate brilliance for California.
That kid also got one of his first lessons in professional sports heartbreak when his favorite NFL team — the San Francisco 49ers — used the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft on Alex Smith instead of Rodgers.
Kelly wants Bruins to focus on task at hand, not 0-5 record
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Chip Kelly hasn't gotten too caught up in UCLA's winless start and doesn't want his players to, either.
That's why the Bruins first-year coach downplayed the idea of any extra pressure heading into Saturday's game against California at Memorial Stadium.
"It's all important, we don't categorize things," Kelly said. "Maybe that's to write a story, but that's not the way we approach things. We're trying to win every single day, every single week. That's what our approach is."
Judge tosses Milo Yiannopoulos fan lawsuit against Berkeley
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in Northern California has thrown out a lawsuit by a fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and others.
Oakland resident Kiara Robles filed the lawsuit last year alleging University of California officials withheld police protection to her and others in the crowd because they were expressing a conservative viewpoint.
Body of hiker who fell 1 month ago found below waterfall
IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. (AP) — The body of a hiker from California who fell to his death last month while take a photo above Oregon's Toketee Falls has been recovered.
Hikers spotted 23-year-old Brian Lewinstein's body in the second pool of the waterfall on Thursday while hiking in southwestern Oregon.
Lewinstein fell on Aug. 12 after he crossed a safety fence to take a photo.
Cal looking for repeat vs UNC; Tar Heels looking for players
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A year after a surprising defensive turnaround under rookie head coach Justin Wilcox, California is looking to do the same with its offense. North Carolina is just trying to make it through the start of the season after losing 13 players to suspension.
The two schools kick off the season against one another for the second consecutive year Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
UC Berkeley suspends professor for sexual harassment
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a prominent architecture professor for three years without pay for sexually harassing a graduate student and abusing his power for personal gain.
Search on for California man who fell off Oregon waterfall
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Search teams are trying to locate a California man who fell while taking a picture above a waterfall in southern Oregon.
Authorities say 23-year-old Brian Lewinstein, of Berkeley, California, had crossed a safety fence to snap the photo when he plummeted down an embankment Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened at Toketee Falls in Douglas County, Oregon, about 60 miles east of Roseburg.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist has accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a Northern California political rally.
Eric Clanton's attorney Daniel Siegel said the 29-year-old agreed to the plea deal Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court. He was sentenced to three years of probation.
Dynavax Technologies: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Dynavax Technologies Corp. (DVAX) on Monday reported a loss of $39.4 million in its second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Berkeley, California-based company said it had a loss of 63 cents.
The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $1.3 million in the period.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Berkeley Police Department says it has arrested 17 people and confiscated weapons from a confrontation between alt-right protesters and counter-demonstrators in the city's downtown.
The department issued a tweet announcing the arrests and said "if necessary, we will continue to make more. We're also continuing to confiscate weapons."
Aduro Biotech: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Aduro Biotech Inc. (ADRO) on Wednesday reported a loss of $24.4 million in its second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Berkeley, California-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 33 cents per share.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82.
Berkeley Grad Slams Sessions’ Campus Critique
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis.
The Alameda County district attorney's office charged Herman Levi Little, 75, with attempted murder last week for allegedly shooting Timothy Loving, 39, in the Berkeley apartment building where they lived.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California incoming freshman linebacker Chris Fatilua has suffered a serious spinal cord injury.
Fatilua's family issued a statement through the school on Tuesday. The family says the injury stemmed from an accident Monday afternoon in San Diego and that Fatilua's long-term prognosis is unknown.
The family says its appreciative of the support and asks for privacy to focus on recovery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Rev. Franklin Graham says he is coming to Berkeley in peace and in a longshot attempt to sway voters to support evangelical Christian candidates.
The outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump is in the middle of a 10-stop campaign-style tour of California that is designed to get out the evangelical Christian vote in the June 5 primary election and defeat progressive politicians and insert more religion into government.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker walks through the California dugout shortly before first pitch, finds his famous father in the last row of the stands, smiles and points. Dusty Baker nods and gives his college freshman son and second baseman the peace sign.
Then Darren is off to play another game, his dad now watching him regularly at last after all those years of Baker managing in the major leagues and bouncing around the country.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation could challenge what they said were secret university restrictions on speakers and a $9,000 fee the school charged to host conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
Study: Just breathing in Downtown Pittsburgh can be like smoking most of a cigarette
Spending the day breathing the air in Downtown Pittsburgh Thursday would have the same effect on your health as smoking three-quarters of a cigarette, according to a Berkeley study and a new app.
Downtown Greensburg on Thursday was equivalent to half a cigarette per day; North Braddock, overlooking U.S. Steel's Edgar Thompson Works and down the Mon Valley from the Clairton Coke Works, was like a smoke and a half.