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Athletes splash into the fundraising scene By Mary Susman | Staff email@example.com Swimming relays and belly flopping into the pool, members of UC Berkeley’s four aquatics teams met Saturday to raise thousands of dollars for the organization Swim With Mike, a fund to support physically challenged athletes. At the event, held at the Spieker Aquatics Complex, members of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads and the men’s and women’s water polo teams participated in several competitions, including a backwards relay and a surfboard relay. The event was organized by UC Berkeley senior Austin Whitney, a Swim With Mike scholarship recipient, and recent UC Berkeley graduate Mike Sample, former co-captain and member of Cal men’s water polo team. They raised about $12,000 total after Tod Spieker — whose brother, Edward Spieker, the pool is named after — matched the money raised at the event, exceeding Whitney’s goal of $10,000. “I’ve had this event in my mind as a little dream for about a year now,” Whitney said. “It’s really great to realize a dream.” The organization began in 1981 at the University of Southern California after a swimmer was injured in a motorcycle accident. It expanded nationally in 1999 and, over the past 30 years, it has given over 100 scholarships to disabled athletes across the country. When Whitney was severely injured in a car accident nearly four years ago, his college plan to attend
By Jeffrey Butterfield | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads and the men’s and women’s water polo teams participated in a fundraiser for the organization Swim With Mike to support physically challenged athletes. the University of Michigan crumbled as his college fund diminished to pay for medical bills. However, thanks to Swim With Mike, Whitney received support, came to UC Berkeley and is ready to graduate in May. “It’s the insurance policy that I never knew I had, never had to pay a dollar for, and was there for me and all my teammates from the minute we started playing sports all the way until the moment of our injuries,” Whitney said. “They’ve been like a family to me.” This was the first year of the event at UC Berkeley, although several other annual Swim With Mike fundraisers have been at other universities.
“Stanford had an event the last three years,” Whitney said. “I love, love, love Berkeley. I thought we could totally do this, and we could totally do better.” Cal swimming and diving coach Teri McKeever said she was glad the event was held at UC Berkeley, after graduating from USC herself and knowing the organization’s founders. “It’s an opportunity to do something good and support a good event, and all the aquatic coaches felt the same,” McKeever said. “I told the girls (on the swimming and diving squad) it’s the only thing I give money for at USC.” McKeever said she took time in
the months leading up to the event to raise team members’ awareness of disabilities by having Whitney talk to the squad about his own experience, adding that it is easy for students to get caught up in their own lives. “I’ve tried in the last few months just to educate them,” she said. “Being a responsible citizen of the world is to become more aware of how you can help and be more aware.” Senior Amanda Sims said she was inspired by Whitney after he talked to Cal’s swimming and diving team. “We talked to Austin, and he’s really passionate,” Sims said. “It makes
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Recent peeping incidents spark concern By Sarah Burns | Staff email@example.com The UC Berkeley dormitories have seen a marked increase in the number of peeping incidents reported this semester, with two incidents last week bringing the semester’s total to six since January, all occurring in the dorms. On April 18 at about 12:21 a.m., a female not associated with UC Berkeley was showering in a third-floor restroom at Unit 1’s Deutsch Hall when she saw a head peeking over the partition between her stall and the next, apparently trying to peep at her, according to UCPD Lt. Alex Yao. After the female screamed, the alleged peeper fled the scene. Less than an hour later, at about 1:10 a.m., Unit 3 resident Jessica Ro was taking a shower in a secondfloor restroom in the Beverly Cleary dormitory when her floormate Ryan Salladay saw a male peeking over the shower partitions surrounding her stall. In that incident, police were notified and arrested a 17-year-old male also not associated with the campus. According to Salladay, the alleged peeper was a prospective UC Berkeley student staying with a friend who lives on Ro’s floor — and who had to spend the night in jail before he was picked up by his mother the following
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morning. The suspect in the first incident is described only as having black spiky hair. But based on the similar suspect descriptions from both incidents, Yao said UCPD is considering the possibility that the two cases may be related. The two reports come not long after a series of similar incidents occurred on the first floor of building 12 at the Clark Kerr Campus on Feb. 5, March 15 and March 29 — as well as a slightly different instance April 8 in which a “suspicious” person of unknown sex was spotted standing in one of the shower stalls. The Clark Kerr reports are in addition to yet another peeping incident at Deutsch Hall that occurred Feb. 25 on the eighth floor. “Due to the number of occurrences in a short period of time, I do think that these deviant acts and criminal acts are concerning,” Yao said. “We’re focusing our efforts to resolve these crimes.” No dormitory peeping incidents were listed on the UCPD’s daily crime log for the fall 2010 semester. The facilities department began installing new locks and shower curtains in Clark Kerr building 12 bathrooms April 1. Marty Takimoto, residential and student services program marketing communications director, added that the facilities department is also working on creating a more permanent floor-to-ceiling partition
Recent peeping incidents at the Unit 1, Unit 3, and Clark Kerr Campus residence halls have been a source of concern for residents as well as security monitors. to remove any gaps between the ceiling, floor and door. He also emphasized the importance of discouraging residents from propping Clark Kerr’s bathroom doors open. “We have a lot of traffic that might go through the building that are not residents of that particular floor,” he said. “They need to keep that door locked.” Lauren Week — a second-floor resident of Beverly Cleary — said she does not feel safe in her building. In addition to the recent peeping incident
there, she said at the beginning of the year she was followed to her room by an unknown male who was let in by the building’s security monitor. “I talked to my RA about changing the security, and she didn’t really seem like she could do anything,” she said. Bryanna Willis, a security monitor at Deutsch Hall, said she was not aware of the peeping incident in the building. “Lately, they haven’t been so good in distributing the information to us in what’s going on,” she said.
A 17-year-old female Berkeley High School student is suing the Berkeley Unified School District in federal court for allegedly failing to take appropriate action against her school counselor, who she claims sexually harassed her in 2009 and 2010. The high school senior, given the fictitious name Lilah R. in the lawsuit to protect her identity, claims district administrators did not adequately respond to her assertions that her academic counselor Anthony Smith, who is still employed at the school, had acted inappropriately toward her over the course of four months. The lawsuit was filed last Monday at the Northern District of the United States District Court in San Francisco. It names Smith, district superintendent Bill Huyett and the district itself as defendants. “She’s obviously not doing this for her own protection,” said Lilah’s attorney, Michael Sorgen. “She graduates in a month, but this issue concerns the entire school of students who will be there next year. They have no one to protect their safety, health and welfare.” On April 29, 2010, Lilah submitted a written statement to the district that accused Smith of engaging in unwelcome sexual behavior with her starting in November 2009. Among her claims were that Smith, on one or more occasions, caressed her thighs, spanked her on her buttocks, put his face in her chest and asked her if she slept naked. She also claims Smith frequently pulled her out of class to talk about matters unrelated to her education, such as her plans for holiday breaks. The district investigated the claim and informed Lilah over the summer that it would “be taking appropriate personnel action” against Smith. According to a district letter sent to Lilah’s parents in early September, Smith was given “a directive” to avoid any physical or verbal contact with Lilah and to remain near his office while on campus. However, the district said in the letter that Smith would be retained at the school because of a collective bargaining agreement with Berkeley’s teachers’ union that restricted the district’s ability to transfer teachers. Lilah’s parents obtained a restraining order for their daughter against the counselor in September 2010, and high school administrators reassigned her to another counselor who works on a floor above Smith. According to the lawsuit, Lilah still felt frightened that she might run into Smith at school. Sorgen said the first meeting of all involved parties has been scheduled for July 28. If they do not come to an agreement outside of court, he said a trial will likely be scheduled sometime during the summer of 2012. “Parents have a right to know that their students will be protected,” Sorgen said. “Right now, they don’t know that.” District spokesperson Mark Coplan declined to comment, saying the district never comments on matters currently in litigation. Jeffrey Butterfield is the lead local schools reporter.
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Synthetic Biology Institute partners with Agilent Technologies In an effort to transfer research results produced in lab settings into technologies that can be applied in the real world, the Synthetic Biology Institute â€” which began in 2008 as an idea developed by a group of UC Berkeley researchers â€” announced April 19 its partnership with its first industrial member, Agilent Technologies Inc.
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Graduate student union files charges against UC A union representing academic student employees throughout the University of California filed an unfair labor practice charge against the UC Friday afternoon, more than six weeks after union members at UC Berkeley filed 63 grievances and a formal information request over a campus benefits decentralization policy. A trustee from the United Auto Workers Local 2865 - a union which represents nearly 12,000 graduate
student instructors, readers and tutors systemwide - filed the charge with Californiaâ€™s Public Employment Relations Board on behalf of the union, alleging that the university made unilateral changes to its commitment to fund fee remissions and health benefits for union members, failed to meet over a campus benefits decentralization plan and violated the unionâ€™s collective bargaining agreement. ...
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With the looming prospect of eliminating around 96 positions in the next NUMBER OF VTO DAYS 25 two years to combat the city of Berkeleyâ€™s growing deficit, staff will have to consider whether efforts to delay layoffs through voluntary time off will 20 actually alleviate the problem or only burden employees further. The voluntary time off program, which was first implemented in 2004 15 as part of a union recommendation to delay layoffs, continued this fiscal year with 29 closures of city offices â€” a 10day increase from fiscal year 2010 â€” on 10 the second and fourth Fridays of every month and the final week of the calendar year in an effort to hold off layoffs through March and April. 5 â€œItâ€™s around a million dollars a year in savings,â€? said city Budget Manager Teresa Berkeley-Simmons. â€œAs the deficit grew, the days were expanded. Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg 0 ;460;B2><82B?DII;4B We definitely talk about it as part of 2010 2011 2006 2007 2008 2009 2005 the budget process â€” it truly is a costFISCAL YEAR Ashley villanueva/senior staff saving measure.â€? City staff have been working to cut mitments facilitated by an agreement essential services such as police, fire costs across departments to close the linand maintenance continue to operate. with the cityâ€™s labor unions wherein emgering $1.8 million deficit for the current Rather, the burden has fallen on ployees agreed to take leave without pay fiscal year. As staff prepare the budget for staff, Berkeley-Simmons said. or utilize accrued hours of vacation leave fiscal year 2012 â€” set to be adopted on â€œThere were unexpected consequencto lower vacation balances to the cityâ€™s June 28 â€” questions as to how to address es as the deficit continued to grow,â€? she a projected $12.5 million deficit are being 320-hour maximum threshold â€” an acsaid. â€œWhen you take the time off, thereâ€™s tion that has also saved the city the burraised for the next fiscal year. more work for you to do, and with a 10 to den of paying off leave balances at higher According to Berkeley-Simmons, the 16 percent reduction of staff over the past process of taking voluntary time off has pay rates in future years. two years ... the negative is the workload These formal commitments â€” of been largely disorganized â€” some staff Ihlmrhnk:eZf^]Z<hngmrE^`Zelpbmanl' ?7>=4).*)&.-1&1,))50G).*)&1-2&+1), issue and 4<08;) the e^`Zel9]Zber\Ze'hk` time available to actually members who provide billable services approximately 350 employees â€” alcomplete your work.â€? lowed staff to set a minimum expected for the city have participated in the proWhile the program is likely to be gram and, as a result, caused the city to amount of savings in this yearâ€™s budget maintained through the next fiscal year lose outside revenue â€” and savings ac- proposals, Hodgkins said. to delay the 96 proposed staff reductions Between July 9 and March 25 of the crued in one fund may not be applied for the fiscal year 2012 and 2013 budgets, to another, so staff who take time off current fiscal year, the city saved just unthe number of days to be designated for in departments that do not need to cut der $1.5 million â€” and expects to save a voluntary time off has yet to be detercosts may not necessarily help alleviate total of $1.8 million through the end of mined and will be approved once the this fiscal year â€” through both voluntary the cityâ€™s financial pressure. council passes the budget. â€œIt wasnâ€™t strategic in nature â€” the and mandatory time off employed by the â€œI need to sit down and assess the dollars were captured, but the areas unions and their for union members, actrue value to the city,â€? Berkeleymost in need might not have been ad- cording to Berkeley-Simmons. Simmons said. â€œThatâ€™s a lot of days â€” City spokesperson Mary Kay Cludressed,â€? she said. 29 days â€” and staff is feeling the According to David Hodgkins, direc- nies-Ross said there have not been impact. Itâ€™s sort of a catch-22.â€? tor of human resources for the city, this many complaints from the public reSarah Mohamed covers city governyearâ€™s process has been much more â€œfor- garding lack of access to city services ment. malized,â€? with individual written com- since the programâ€™s inception because
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By Weiru Fang | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
t’s fitting that I would spend my last days at Berkeley trapped in an immobile mental haze. Like the random planter boxes blocking the streets of this city that slowly wear away at a driver’s will to drive, this Berkeley-bred creative block wears down my will to write. Editors and commenters and critics, like meter maids, decrying my every decision of where to park and what to think. The clever sections of my brain — already made weak from four years at this university — are rapidly shutting down, like a runner’s bodily functions in the last five miles of a marathon. The things that remain to be written are inescapable beasties chasing me everywhere I walk. Back, paper! Be gone, thesis! Die, column! And so I find myself awake at four in the morning, trying to squeeze out one last column. I’m writing it on my phone, in the dark, and it’s making my thumbs hurt. (It has a keyboard ... but still.) I can hear my roommate’s snores like a bitter librarian shushing my unruly thoughts: “Ssh! Ssh! Ssh!” No, you shut up! This is what it feels like to be a graduating senior. The kind of latenight anxiety when one worry leads to another to another to another in an illogical spiral of doom. As I worry how to build a conclusion for my thesis project, I suddenly worry whether I will ever find fulfilling employment. I interrupt my worrying about what to make for breakfast to worry about where I will live next year or if life has any meaning at all. I find a way to simultaneously worry how I will keep in touch with beloved Berkeley friends next year and that I made too few beloved friends at Berkeley. A minute or two of worrying why I worry so much gives way to worrying what new, unknown worries I might have to worry about in the not-toodistant but highly worrying future. (There’s nothing like repeating a word to disassociate it from its meaning. And what a strange word it is, to “worry.”) s a child, lying awake in the dark was not so scary as it is now. Back then, I had a vague and reassuring idea that the shadows in my closet were not actually aliens coming to abduct me. But a grownup’s monsters hiding in the closet are not as irrational or containable. They’re “real world,” “grown-up,” “mature person” fears. (Not that we shouldn’t fear aliens.) Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of loneliness. Fear of a bad credit score. Fear of paying bills. Fear of cancer. Fear of poor dental health. Fear of becoming a dull adult. Fear of not finding a parking spot when you’re late for something important.
Hannah Jewell email@example.com Fear of receiving that phone call about a dead friend. I received such a call last year. Her name was Sylvia. She had just graduated and was killed on her way to her new job. She was perfect, and not just in the way that people become perfect after they die. She was one of those girls who was born to be the idol of others. Two years older, two years hipper and wittier. o here I am, standing at the precipice of 18 years of education, with a thousand things to worry about. But thinking of Sylvia makes it seem ridiculous that anyone worries about anything, ever. It seems absurd that more people don’t spend the better part of their days running through the streets, shouting, “Holy god above, I’m alive!” I’m done now. I still don’t know how I feel about Berkeley, but I know I’ve expanded my understanding of humanity while studying here. I’ve learned that intelligence is not a moral virtue and that people are both worse and better than I had thought before coming to this campus. I have few plans for post-graduation. But, at least, Berkeley provided me the opportunity to meet some fine role models of how to live a life. I’m thinking of those women professors who have achieved what I consider an accomplished life: raising babies and writing books. They have shown me that these goals don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Worrying about babies? Good god, I can’t think of a clearer signal that it’s time to go to sleep. This has to be the very pit of that nighttime, pre-graduation, illogical spiral of doom: “If I can’t finish a column, how will I ever balance a career and a family?” Just a few more days, and I’ll be completely done. (No finals, suckers!) I know this memory of last-ditch despair will seem like someone else’s then, and Berkeley’s better offerings of sunshine, flowers and friends will be all that I can see in this town. Good luck to the rest of you, still trapped in the former portrait of a Berkeley student — I’m off to scarier realms now. What a relief.
The third annual UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium held last Friday brought together students from China, Canada and parts of California to present and discuss their research in the social sciences and humanities. Following this year’s theme “In Pursuit of the Global: Mapping Social Currents,” the 42 presenters hailed from places as far-reaching as the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. About 250 people gathered to listen to presentations on topics ranging from public health to higher education. The symposium’s structure encouraged the audience to participate in a variety of sessions where presenters could get feedback from audience members, according to Aaron Benavidez, a UC Berkeley senior and a sociology and rhetoric double major. This year, the Danesha McCoy Award was created to honor McCoy, a former UC Berkeley senior, symposium coordinator, member of the Berkeley Undergraduate Sociology Association and sociology peer adviser who died March 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Three of the four awards were given to UC Berkeley students — Margarita Chudnovskaya, who presented on co-
Keynote speaker Michael Burawoy addresses students at the third annual UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium. Over 250 people were in attendance.
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habitation in Europe, co-presenters Danya Al-Saleh and Rafi Arefin, who spoke about reforming university education, and Stephany Cuevas, who presented on Chicana and Latina women
choosing to pursue higher education — while Sacramento State University student Thor Barrera, who presented on the integration of science and society, also received an award. “To my knowledge, I don’t know many organizations that can transform something difficult like a loss of a committee
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Study links prenatal pesticides, lowered IQ Local concern builds over By Adelyn Baxter | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
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A recent study published Thursday by UC Berkeley researchers is catching national attention due to the finding that prenatal exposure to pesticides is associated with lowered IQ later in childhood. After monitoring pesticide levels broken down in the urine of pregnant women in a farming community in Monterey County in 1999 and 2000, scientists monitored pesticide levels in their children following birth. The group of 329 children — now between the ages of nine and 10 — were administered standard IQ tests at the age of seven. Results found that children whose mothers had higher levels of organophosphate pesticides in their urine during pregnancy scored an average of seven points lower. “In other words, this means children with special education needs are more likely to be found among women with higher levels of pesticides in their bodies during pregnancy,” said co-author Jonathan Chevrier, a researcher in the campus School of Public Health. According to Chevrier, pesticide exposure interferes with messaging systems in the brain by affecting enzymes that control neurotransmitters. The study — published April 21 in the online journal Environmental Health Perspectives — appeared in tandem with two separate studies conducted by researchers at Columbia University and the Mount Sinai Medical Center, which came to similar conclusions regarding the correlation between pesticide exposure and childhood IQ, despite testing completely different groups across the country. The separate studies were all funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a division of the National Institute of Health. Organophosphate pesticides are a large class that made up one-third of the pesticides used across the country
Adelyn Baxter comments on the study that found a link between pesticide exposure and lowered IQ.
in 2007, according to Chevrier. Exposure to these kinds of pesticides occurs mostly through food consumption, but some organophosphate pesticides, such as chlorpyrifos and diazinon, were also available for home use until recently, meaning some people may
still have them in their homes. Those who live close to farms or work in crop fields could be exposed to the chemicals and bring them home on their clothes. Spokeswoman for the state Department of Pesticide Regulation Lea Brooks said organophosphate pesticide use has reduced statewide in recent years. Chlorpyrifos and diazinon were popular for home and garden use before being gradually reduced in favor of alternative products over the last decade, though still widely used in agriculture. The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s 2009 report on pesticide use states that 1.1 million pounds of diazinon were applied for use statewide but declined to about 141,366 pounds in 2009. Chlorpyrifos levels were 2.1 million statewide in 2000 but steadily went down to 1.2 million by 2009. “In general, there are many things that pregnant women shouldn’t be exposed to besides organophosphates. That’s just common sense,” said Jim Tuttle, vice president of sales for Monterey Lawn and Garden Products Inc. UC Berkeley researchers said they will follow the children to see if effects remain or go away later in life. At the moment, they said they do not believe the IQ level can be passed down genetically to the children’s future children, unless they would also be exposed to the same pesticides during pregnancy.
Campaign donor list may go online By Courtney Moulds | Staff email@example.com At its meeting Thursday, the city of Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission discussed publishing campaign contributors’ names online prior to elections rather than in a local newspaper — as has been done since the 1970s — in an attempt to save money and reach a broader readership. The Berkeley Election Reform Act — passed by Berkeley voters in 1974 to regulate campaign finances — requires that a list of all donors that contribute $50 or more to a campaign be published in a Berkeley newspaper, along with the exact amount donated, within seven days of both the June and November elections. Previously, the list was published in The Berkeley Daily Planet, which started publishing solely online in 2010. Prior to the November 2010 election, the list was published in the Berkeley Voice, but concerns regarding reader-
ship and money have raised the issue of publishing the list online instead. Commissioners said copies of the list would also be available in libraries and other public spaces. According to commissioner Stephen Bedrick, the city clerk came to the commission about five years ago requesting to put the information online to save money, but the commission voted it down. Now all members of the commission except for Bedrick are in favor of posting it online. “Our options have gotten lower and lower,” said commission chair Steve Wollmer about the choice of newspapers in which to publish the list. However, Bedrick said he is not in support of stopping print publication because he represents the poorest part of the city, which has the lowest levels of computer and Internet literacy. “They would get that information much more effectively in a newspaper,” he said. Bedrick said he is hoping that the
list could be published in The Daily Californian, adding that he wants to extend discussion until there can be communication between the city clerk’s office and the newspaper. Commissioners were also concerned with the Daily Cal’s distribution and readership as well as the costs that would be involved with printing in the paper. “One of the other charges is to reach the widest number of people in a cost-effective manner,” Wollmer said. In October 2010, it cost the city $1,876 to publish the list in the Berkeley Voice, which does not get distributed to most neighborhoods in the city, according to commissioner Brad Smith. “If there were no costs, I’d say absolutely put it in the newspaper,” Smith said. “The problem is we have a finite amount of resources.” At Thursday’s meeting, the commission decided to gather more information and move the vote to the commission’s next meeting in June.
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Electronic waste recycling store opens in downtown area James Kao is ready to restore or recycle old electronics at his new GreenCitizen center in Downtown Berkeley, where family, friends and community members celebrated the store’s opening and the business’ sixth anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. The store, located at 1971 Shattuck Ave., is the fourth that Kao, the chain’s founder and CEO, has opened in the Bay Area. Kao established the first location in Palo Alto as a center for one-stop recycling and disposal of electronic waste after three years of re-
searching e-material disposal methods in the United States. “We started with a kiosk,” said Kao’s wife, Mavis Kao. “People could come and drop off their items. We would pull the sign off the top and put the whole thing in the trunk of our car.” Consumers can either extend the life of electronics through repairs or erase the hard drives on site, a method that lowers the risk of identity theft — a problem Kao identified for American companies that ship overseas — and reduces environmental footprint. Kao’s business model has attracted students who are interested in sustainable programs like Shuo Wang, a UC Berkeley doctoral student in Environmental Health Sciences, who said
Highway 13 construction By Yousur Alhlou | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Some community members remain concerned that the ongoing expansion of the Caldecott Tunnel will have long-term health and environmental impacts as the Berkeley City Council is set to accept a $2 million settlement from Caltrans to implement transportation safety projects at its meeting Tuesday. The council’s pending approval of the settlement comes more than two years after the Fourth Bore Coalition — a group of East Bay neighborhood and civic advocacy groups — sued Caltrans for approving the tunnel’s expansion along State Route 13, also known as the Ashby Avenue corridor. In January 2009, Caltrans agreed to sponsor mitigation projects at the city’s discretion to enhance the areas within the city around the tunnel. The mitigation projects, which were unanimously approved by the Transportation Commission on July 15, are aimed at improving signal light timing, pedestrian and bicycle transit and intersection safety along the Berkeley section of Route 13, according to Ann Smulka, who serves as chair for both the commission and the coalition. The estimated $420 million construction of the fourth bore is funded largely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Contra Costa County Measure J, a half-cent sales tax that funds transportation projects. But with construction of the fourth bore already underway, some community members have expressed concern over potential environmental hazards. Smulka said traffic, noise and diesel fuel usage will increase along the corridor during construction. To mitigate these potentially harmful effects, Caltrans has sponsored capital improvement projects in some Oakland Unified School District schools that lie near the tunnel by funding air-filtration systems and forestry programs. “These will be important improvements but we need ... more speed enforcement (and) public transportation improvements,” Mark Humbert, president of the Claremont-Elmwood Neighborhood Association, which works closely with the coalition to improve traffic conditions in Southeast
Highway 13 is seeing more construction with the Caldecott Tunnel expansion. Berkeley near the Ashby corridor, said in an email. “We need to take back Ashby from the state.” About 160,000 cars move through the tunnel’s three bores daily, according to Caldecott Fourth Bore Project spokesperson Ivy Morrison, who added that the fourth bore, to be completed by late 2013, will decrease congestion by accommodating for rush hour traffic demands. “It’s not a capacity-increasing project,” Morrison said. “It’s really to help the cars that are currently stuck in that off-peak direction to keep moving. “It’s a mobility-enhancing project.” Jacquelyn McCormick, a member of the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Association, said the settlement will produce improvement projects but added that the Environmental Impact Report produced by Caltrans does not analyze the long-term effects on neighboring communities. “Doubling the traffic volume could only negatively impact safety and nearby residents quality of life,” McCormick said in an email. “It certainly will not help Berkeley in its climate change goals, and the additional traffic volume will shorten the life of cityfeeder roads.” Smulka added that the coalition is working closely with the city and Caltrans to ensure that the impacts of construction are minimized. “We will hopefully have a safer tunnel road for all modes of transit,” Smulka said. Yousur Alhlou covers city government.
symposium: Thinking globally encouraged From Page 3 member and turn that into something celebratory,” Benavidez said. Benavidez was one of the symposium founders and said that the idea of gathering diverse students together to share their knowledge was first discussed in an elevator. When the idea became a reality in 2009, the symposium targeted participants locally. In 2010, when a speaker from Serbia presented, the desire to expand the event became clear to him, he said. In his keynote address, Michael Burawoy, UC Berkeley sociology professor, spoke about the difficulties of exchanging ideas on a global scale and encouraged speakers to think globally in their presentations. This year, presentation applications were sent to about 30 colleges and universities and were open to everyone, including professionals, undergraduates and graduate students
of all disciplines. Roxanne Darrow, a UC Berkeley senior developmental studies major, based her presentation on her senior thesis about the problems facing Chilean small-scale farmers due to the growing presence of supermarkets and said the symposium was a good chance to make her topic accessible to others. “Maybe I introduced a seed of thinking about supermarkets in a different way,” she said. “I hoped that I sparked a little something and that the audience thinks about it.” Alexa Makreas, UC Berkeley sociology student and associate chair of the symposium, said the symposium was created to provide an outlet for undergraduates to present their research. “I think that’s why people are here — it’s because they have questions about what’s happening, and there’s people who are learning about it and can teach it,” she said.
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he believes his training will help him analyze new recycling methods. “Berkeley students will influence the future,” Mavis Kao said. “One day when the interns are manufacturers or work in government, they will know what the problems are and make a better product.” — Theresa Adams
us realize our ability, and it makes us feel grateful for our education and Cal athletics at the same time.” Whitney said the entire Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was supportive of the fundraiser. “I think they can all relate,” Whitney said. “They see me, and they think ‘if I was injured this organization could help me.’” Athletes enjoyed the relays during the event, and the crowd cheered poolside during a backwards swim
relay after the women’s swimming and diving squad challenged the men’s squad to the race. McKeever said after talking about holding an event at UC Berkeley for years, she hopes the event will continue as an annual fundraiser on campus. “It is really truly a unique scholarship. It helps hundreds of disabled athletes,” Whitney said. “It was the greatest gift.” Mary Susman covers Berkeley communities.
Monday, April 25, 2011
far from home
By Jessica Pena | Staff email@example.com
t the age of eight, Byin Pu was forced to work in the opium fields of northern Burma. At 15, she moved to China for employment with hopes of prosperity. She was never paid. Five years later, she was kidnapped by sex traffickers and broke her spine in an attempt to escape. Luckily, she managed to free herself, and now, along with 21 other narrators of Burmese nationality, she is able to share her story in a new collection of oral histories, “Nowhere to Be Home.” “Nowhere to Be Home” is the latest from the San Francisco-based Voice of Witness series, published by McSweeney’s and founded by Dave Eggers and human rights scholar Lola Vollen in an effort to illustrate human rights crises through the use of oral history. Previous volumes have addressed the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims, the displaced people of Sudan and illegal immigrants in the U.S. Now, with the help of editors Maggie Lemere and Zoe West, Voice of Witness turns to the people of Burma, a country riddled with political and social turmoil. To this day, Burma has been embroiled in a bloody civil war for over 50 years — the longest running civil war since WWII. And since 1962, the state has been under the rule of a military junta. Lemere and West are no strangers to the human rights problems centered in Burma. Lemere taught activists for human and environmental rights in Thailand, and West, a journalist, worked with local human rights organizations in the area. Both were contacted by Voice of Witness and
—Aye Maung, former prisoner and forced military porter
asked to record the personal narratives that form “Nowhere to Be Home.” Like Byin Pu’s story, the testimonies are as tragic as they are deeply informative. But these narratives require context: There are over 130 ethnic groups, and according to a 2009 estimate, 55 million inhabitants. It’s a country where rape has been systematized for military control and nearly 70,000 children have been forced into the army. In this regard, “Nowhere to Be Home” is a vital introduction to Burma’s struggle, and the several appendices and explanatory notes provided are indispensable. In an email, Lemere and West explained that peace is not possible in Burma without a deep understanding of the country’s complexity. And with that understanding comes a full appreciation of the risks such a project requires of both its creators and its supporters. “Nowhere to Be Home” is clearly a labor of love and a product of the editors’ steadfast commitment. Since
reporting in Burma can be lifethreatening, Lemere and West chose to conduct their interviews in Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh and the United States, with only four taking place in Burma. Along with the range of locations, the editors worked with community-based organizations, colleagues and friends to discover subjects who would provide a comprehensive view of the situation in and outside of Burma. Naturally, names were changed and locations altered. But the quality of the narratives does not diminish with this anonymity. In fact, the focus on local people, local issues and firsthand accounts offers a richly diverse set of stories rooted in individual suffering. The essays in this book represent the trials of journalists, human rights workers, teachers, soldiers and even a bookshop owner, all with vastly different experiences that highlight the spectrum of adversity in Burma and outside the country. Some, like Byin Pu, lived through the debilitating effects of the opium trade. Others, like Kwaw Zwar, were arrested during the tumultuous 1988 student uprisings. While the degree of violence and tragedy in these narratives seems near unbelievable, the first-person perspective grounds these stories in reality. “The benefit of this book is that it is in ... words of the people from Burma themselves,” the editors said. Through reading this book, they noted, one can “begin to understand these seemingly faraway stories at a very human level.” These people, like us, have childhood memories, petty problems, hopes and desires. And what makes this book all the more touching and profound
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In Burma, when we are young, we feel like it’s impossible for anything to change.”
is the optimism still present in voices that have endured so much pain. “Sometimes my muscles stop working and go numb,” says Byin Pu, “(but) I believe that I will get better; I pray to get better. My dream for the future is to have a new beginning.” Like so many others in “Nowhere to Be Home,” Pu still believes there is hope for the people of Burma — after all, it is still her home. The release of this book by literary darling and publishing house McSweeney’s helps bring these histories to popular consciousness in a context where they’ve typically been neglected. Despite its tangled and turbulent history, Burma becomes accessible with Lemere’s and West’s in-depth compendium of life stories. But access can only go so far. Despite the institution of a general election in November 2010 — the first in over 50 years — the military regime still holds control. “Nowhere to Be Home” proves itself essential to the cause by giving us access to people who have lived Burma firsthand. “By sharing my story, I hope that I can prevent this kind of experience from happening in the future,” Byin Pu says. “I want the whole world to know what happened to me.” Jessica Pena is the lead literature critic.
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Our writers offer their takes on the most anticipated new works in film, music and theater for the summer of 2011.
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he wait is almost over. It began in early 2006, in the immediate wake of the release of “The New World.” Just as Terrence Malick’s rapturous meditation on the Jamestown settlement story reaffirmed his lofty position in American cinema, it raised another, far more pressing question: How many years would it take for him to make a film again? Five years and myriad delays later, the notoriously elusive director provides a resounding answer. His latest feature, “The Tree of Life,” billed as a coming-of-age tale about a “lost soul in a modern world,” arrives in theaters on the 27th of May. It is Malick’s fifth film in 38 years, and as such, arrives draped in both mystery and considerable fanfare. The film’s lone trailer tantalizes us with stirring glimpses: a baby’s foot, the weight of time on the human face, galaxies in breathtaking stasis. With “The Tree of Life” also competing for the top prize at this year’s
Cannes Film Festival — running from May 11 to 22 — American cinema rides gallantly into the international film circuit. The 64th iteration of the gala also features a host of notable filmmakers returning to the fold, from Pedro Almodovar (“The Skin That I Inhabit”) to Lars von Trier (“Melancholia”). For those craving lighter fare, stateside audiences can turn to the latest entries in popular franchises. The indefatigable Kenneth Branagh ventures into comic book territory with “Thor” (May 6), while Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender round out the exquisite cast of “X-Men: First Class” (June 3). Action icons from different moments in film history — Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig — unite on July 29 in “Cowboys & Aliens,” Jon Favreau’s sci-fi-Western hybrid. For cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike around the world, a rich summer of movies awaits. —David Liu
lue skies combined with justified procrastination are the epitome of lazy summer days. And there is no better way to breeze through the hours than to enjoy a live performance from some of your favorite artists at one of SF’s gorgeous venues. Perhaps you’re looking to celebrate the end of finals. Catering to that desire, newcomer James Blake will be playing at the Great American Music Hall on May 22. Mixing soul with gentle electronic beats, Blake knows how to deliver quietness with a punch. On the other hand, if elegant silence isn’t your thing, Sleigh Bells is sure to please. The Brooklyn-based duo combines hints of hip-hop, pop, rock with a whole lot of noise in their music. Exuding an overpoweringly energetic onstage persona, Sleigh Bells will light up the Independent on May 30. For fans of ol’ fashioned ballads, British singer-songwriter Adele is coming to campus on June 4. Charm-
ing listeners with her raw vocals and emotionally engaging tracks, the sweetheart of the soul scene will be showcasing her skills at the Greek Theatre. As summer proceeds, lineups boast bigger names, with Death Cab for Cutie at the Fillmore on June 9, Matt and Kim at the Fox Theater on June 18, Florence and the Machine at the Greek on June 12 and Owl City at the Warfield on July 19. To cap it all off, this year’s Outside Lands will feature Muse, Arcade Fire and the Shins. If you’re reluctant to shell out your savings for concerts, there are promising new releases. The highly anticipated Kanye West and Jay-Z collaboration, Watch the Throne, is bound to be the soundtrack for those chill summer days. The next few months will also bring new tracks from Lady Gaga, Death Cab, Brian Eno, Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver and Bjork. — Cynthia Kang
f you’re spending your summer around the Bay, it’s important to keep in mind the one major form of entertainment that students often ignore or forget: The East Bay and San Francisco have thriving theater scenes, and all the old reliable companies have intriguing summertime fare lined up. Presented by Cal Performances starting May 4, Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company are visiting Zellerbach Playhouse with Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” The comic work from the writer-director of the film “In Bruges” will be directed here by Druid’s award-winning Garry Hynes. It’s only playing for about a week and a half, so stall your studying to take in a show. Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company will finish its season in June with David Farr and Gisli Orn Gardarsson’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” Aurora veteran Mark Jackson will direct this version’s
American professional premiere, and it will be exciting to see how Kafka’s disturbing tale translates to the stage. Also in June, California Shakespeare Theater will be launching its first ever production of the Bard’s notoriously gruesome “Titus Andronicus,” directed by Joel Sass. Following this promising venture, July sees the premiere of Amanda Dehnert’s “The Verona Project,” a music-filled riff on Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Across the bay, San Francisco will play host to some exciting theater festivals this summer. First up is EXIT Theatre’s DIVAfest 2011, which runs throughout May and highlights the work of women in theater. Starting May 13, the Cutting Ball Theater presents “Risk is This … The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival,” which will include “five staged readings of new plays that push the boundaries of what theater can be.” — Sam Stander
Monday, April 25, 2011
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Cal loses narrowly in Big Slam By Annie Gerlach | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org For Carlos Cueto of the No. 14 Cal men’s tennis team, Saturday’s match against No. 8 Stanford was nothing if not a series of close calls. Despite breaking away in the first set’s 8-6 tiebreaker, the Bears’ sophomore lost the second set. At that point, the final outcome of the day rested on the ensuing match tiebreaker. After a close trade-off, Cueto gained two consecutive points and walked away the victor with an overall score of 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 1-0(9) against Ryan Thacher. Cueto may have won a hard-fought battle, but in the end it came too late; the Cardinal had already clinched the last dual match of the season and came off with a 4-3 triumph over the Bears at Taube Family Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif. Coming on the heels of a narrow 4-3 defeat to No. 22 Washington on April 9, Saturday’s defeat handed Cal (12-7, 3-3 in the Pac-10) its first
two-match losing streak. Meanwhile, Stanford increased its winning streak to 10 straight contests. The first results of the Big Slam didn’t bode well for the Bears as the Cardinal (18-5, 5-1) swept all three doubles courts. First to fall were sophomore Riki McLachlan and his freshman brother Ben — an 8-5 defeat at the hands of Alex Clayton and Jamin Ball on court No. 3. Shortly afterward, Stanford’s No. 3 tandem of Bradley Klahn and Thacher defeated Cal’s No. 23 duo of junior Nick Andrews and sophomore Christoffer Konigsfeldt in a swift 8-3 contest on the top court. With the doubles point wrapped up, the Card still took the final match, as Matt Kandath and Denis Lin topped Jonathan Dahan and captain Pedro Zerbini in a 5-4(5) tiebreaker decision. Already up 1-0 overall, Stanford notched another point when ninthranked Klahn routed No. 20 Zerbini. In the past three matchups between the two cross-bay rivals, Zerbini has made a habit of dismantling Stanford’s top player, regardless of the differences
in the two opponents’ rankings. But this time Klahn broke the pattern with his easy 6-1, 6-2 domination on the top court. On the other side, senior Bozhidar Katsarov gained Cal’s first point of the day in a 6-3, 6-3, win over Jamin Ball on court No. 6. But Katsarov’s win was similar to Cueto’s in that it couldn’t turn the tide in the Bears’ favor. The Card took the next two matches to secure the day’s victory. Andrews fell 6-1, 6-3 to Clayton on the third court, while Ben McLachlan dropped a 7-5, 6-4 decision to Kandath on the fifth. Earlier in the week, Cal coach Peter Wright said that the team was using this bout as preparation for May’s NCAA Championships. While the results were not favorable, the competition still provided the Bears with crucial feedback for how to fine-tune lineups and techniques. The Bears also have another shot at preparation when the players compete individually in the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., next weekend. Annie Gerlach covers men’s tennis.
am kicking myself in regret. For those who need an introduction to the team, Tottenham Hotspur — nicknamed the Spurs — is a North London-based soccer club playing in the English Premier League. They are named after a Shakespearean character, play in a 112-year old stadium called White Hart Lane and have one of the best football rivalries with Arsenal, the other north London club. Arsenal’s home ground is only 3.8 miles from White Hart Lane. Imagine if Dodger Stadium was located at Fisherman’s Wharf. For the first time ever, the Spurs qualified for the Champions League and made a Cinderella-like journey all the way to the quarterfinals until succumbing to mighty Real Madrid. They currently stand at fifth place in the league and are fighting for another top-four finish to book themselves a Champions League trip next year. Although the news of a Spurs victory can be sweet, that feeling immediately turns bittersweet knowing that there is no one to celebrate with. Despite my huge emotional investments to the club, I feel like I am in my own soccer universe, talking another language. I try to fill up that longing for a Tottenham community through online websites and forums. While it is fun to chat about my beloved club, the anonymity and veiled identities in the online world leave me yearning for more personal communication. TotBear92 is not really me. He doesn’t sport the Gareth Bale jersey. He doesn’t laugh — or cry, depending on
the match results. Even in real life, I feel disconnected from most when I bring up my Spurs. Since the start of NBA playoffs, my friends tease me as a San Antonio Spurs fan. (On the contrary, I am a Lakers fan.) After seeing my newly purchased jersey, my dad laughed at the Spurs’ logo — a cockerel standing on a ball — calling it a “blue chicken shackled to a metallic ball.” So why did I choose such an obscure club from the start? Five years ago, Tottenham signed my favorite Korean football player, Lee Young-Pyo. He lasted two seasons, but by then, I was too emotionally attached to the club. I fell in love with Tottenham’s oddities: their super-English team name, their aging yet homely stadium, their fierce North London derby with Arsenal and the fact the fans call themselves ‘Yiddos’ in reaction to anti-Semitic remarks thrown at them. For me, supporting Tottenham is not about trophies or the superstars on the club. It’s about going through a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows; if I didn’t support their painfully mediocre seasons beforehand, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this magnificent season as much as I did. And the fact that I can’t share this enjoyment with another Spurs fan is a personal tragedy. So if there are fellow Spurs fans out there, you know how to reach me. The season’s not over yet, and the drinks will be on me.
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t’s lonely being the only Tottenham Hotspur fan in Berkeley. Surrounded by Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal fans, I am sick and tired of watching the matches and celebrating the goals alone in my dorm room. Now, I am going on the offensive to discover Spurs fans at this university. It’s a damn shame that I didn’t plan to write this half-sports column, halfwanted poster earlier because the club is experiencing its most memorable season in history. And now with only one month remaining in the season, I
Women top Huskies in Seattle By Camellia Senemar | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org The Cal men’s and women’s crew teams both competed this Easter weekend, but it was the fourthranked women who emerged victorious against No. 9 Washington in Seattle, Wash. The No. 2 men fell to the top-ranked Huskies. In a packed day of racing coupled with favorable race conditions on Saturday, the two highest ranked men’s teams in the nation went headto-head for four races. Washington clinched the Schoch Cup for the second successive year after its varsity 8+ win. The competition marked the 100th dual meet between the two squads. “The varsity 8+ fought hard the whole way, they’ve made some big improvements,” Cal men’s coach Mike Teti said. “You always want to win, but I was really encouraged with what I saw today.” The Bears haven’t been able to pull out a win against the Huskies in their last five encounters, running the
all-time series to 69-30-1 in favor of Washington. The race between the two varsity 8+ squads was separated by a a couple seconds, marking the closest race of the day at 5:34.9 to 5:37.6. The freshmen 8+ pulled off the only win for the Cal men. Their time of 5:42.8 outpaced Washington’s 5:48.2 mark. “I couldn’t be prouder of them,” freshman coach Wyatt Allen said. “Racing in one of the more difficult places to row in the country, to come in and handle it the way they did, I was really impressed.” Although the men’s squad couldn’t defeat the Huskies, the Cal women won all four races against Washington. The Bears kept their grips on the Simpson Cup for the eighth year in a row. “I’m proud of everyone, the Simpson Cup means a lot to our program” women’s coach Dave O’Neill said. “Each crew stepped up to the challenge of racing the Huskies on their home course, and they raced really well.” Cal’s women’s varsity 8+ came in
at a time of 6:18.5 and the varsity 4+ secured a narrow triumph, 7:15.9 to 7:18-1. The freshmen 8+ and the junior varsity 8+ both clinched close to five-second victories over the Huskies. “The wins today are a credit to this year’s team and all the great teams of years past that built what we have today,” O’Neill said. After struggling through a few races last weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational, the Cal women’s crew team didn’t let that deter it during practice this week. “I was worried about there being a letdown,” O’Neill said. “However, it was clear from the moment we arrived for the row-through yesterday that the team was focused and ready to race.” The men’s and women’s teams return to California to take on Bay Area rival Stanford on April 30 in the Big Row at Redwood Shores. Next weekend notches the final competitions for the two squads before they head into the Pac-10 Championships in mid-May.
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Cal designated hitter Ashley Decker hit a sacrifice fly to bring center fielder Frani Echavarria home for the Bears’ last run of the game. Stanford’s answered in the top of the sixth with a run — and threatened even more in the seventh. Cal sophomore Jolene Henderson had pitched every inning of the series thus far. Through the 20 innings, she had only given up two runs. After Henderson retired the first two batters in the top of the seventh, it seemed like it was going to be a relatively easy inning to finish the game. That 63rd out of the weekend, however, may have been the most difficult for Henderson. Tegan Schmidt and Sarah Hassman squeezed out consecutive singles, and the pressure was on. Henderson’s first two pitches were strikes, but after a ball, she gave up a single to Corey Hangarner to load the bases. “They weren’t going to die,” Ninemire said. “They got the bases loaded off of little dinky hits and had their national player up at the plate. They were one crack away from tying up the ball game or perhaps even winning it.” The Card could not have asked for a better player to step up to the plate next than USA national team player Ashley Hansen and her .489 batting average. Unfortunately for Stanford, Hansen popped up to end the tilt and clinch Cal’s victory in the Big Series. The Bears had fallen to the Card, 2-1 on Friday after winning, 2-0, on Thursday. “(Friday night) I really challenged them to bring everything they had out here on this field, and for those that were struggling at the plate to figure a way to get over that,” Ninemire said. “Even though some of those girls are still struggling, they were taking a lot better cuts.” Kelly Suckow covers softball.
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Monday, April 25, 2011
track and field
Coe first in mile but fails to break four minutes in home finale By Byron Atashian | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org The crowd at Edwards Stadium let out a groan when Calâ€™s Michael Coe barely missed a sub-four minute mile with a winning time of 4:00.07 at this weekendâ€™s Brutus Hamilton InvitaMankl]Zr%FZr,%+))0 DUMMY Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg tional. The home of the Bearsâ€™ track and field team has seen one of its own break that milestone in the Don Bowden Mile each of the last three years. David Torrence and Steve Sodaro surpassed it in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and Coe set the school record with 3:56.18 in 2009. He couldnâ€™t repeat the performance. â€œWeâ€™re sort of disappointed that we broke our streak of four-minute miles,â€? coach Tony Sandoval said. â€œWe wouldâ€™ve liked to have been a little faster but it just wasnâ€™t meant to be.â€? Even though the streak was broken, the fact that the mark was on the cusp is a promising sign for Coe, who missed all of the winter season with an Achilles tendon injury and could only start training again four or five weeks ago. â€œI havenâ€™t won one of these big invitational races in a while, or just a race period,â€? Coe said. â€œBack a couple years kevin foote/staff ago I was winning races all the time, Mike Morrison finished fourth in the Brent Burns Pole Vault with a mark of 15-11.00. During the indoor season, the senior set a school record in the heptathlon at the NCAAs. for me just to get a win under my belt is definitely a confidence boost.â€? He is quickly regaining momentum. runner-up. Racing his last ever home meet, Coe track and field team is like a family, â€œItâ€™s a very emotional time for all Last week, Coe competed for the first â€œThe first three laps is to separate was one of 25 seniors honored in Sat- Iâ€™ve been grateful to be a part of it with of us because some of those (athletes) time since the fall cross country season the contenders from the pretenders urday afternoonâ€™s ceremony. Their hard great coaches and great teammates.â€? have had to come from some very and finished third with a 3:44.95 in and the real race starts when you get work during their careers at Cal were Two other seniors went out as win- humble backgrounds,â€? Sandoval said. the slightly shorter 1500m. stands to the last quarter,â€? said Sandoval, who commemorated in front of the9. ners in their â€œThey haveTO had #1058 their struggles acaACROSS Republican or Edwards Stadium swan ANSWER On Saturday, Coe came from behind hadnâ€™t seen a comparable final stretch packed with thousands of fans â€” in- songs. Cherrelle Garrett captured the demically and athletically and to get 1. Game piece Democratic policies and passed several other competitors from Coe since his personal record at cluding many of the athletesâ€™ families. 200m title with a season-bestG time be able T A Cand Y A ofS to S L AtoMboth graduate K finish Roman â€œTo others be honored on our own10. trackAncient in 23.93 in the final 150 meters of the mile. the same meet two years ago. 5. Derek and seconds,poet and Patrick Kowalsky their college careers on a high note is a L P L E R I L E S H E H A all13 the fans, it was definitely a won the He crossed EASY the finish line less than 11. Afternoon affairs â€œHe put on a serious kick 8. and Location beat front of # shotEASY put with a throw of 55- very special time.â€? A S T A A L track. A T E special moment,â€? Coe said. â€œThe Cal 6.25. O T O E two seconds ahead of the unattached some pretty good people.â€? 12. Conglomeration Byron Atashian covers 14. African mammal
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This is not us ... It’s pretty ridiculous, and I don’t think any of us are going to stand for that.” — Tony Renda, Cal second baseman on being shut out twice by Arizona State during this past weekend series — the Bears’ only two shut-out losses this season.
Monday, april 25, 2011 • dailycal.org/sports
Baseball: v. ASU
rugby: at Cal Poly
softball: v. Stanford W 4-1
m. tennis: at Stanford L 4-3
Home run from Reid fuels win over Card By Kelly Suckow | Staff email@example.com
Quick Look: Stanford: 1 Cal: 4 j. henderson: win, cg, er, 4 k e. reid: 1-3, hr, 2 rbi j. williams: 1-4, rbi eugene w. lau/staff
Starter Dixon Anderson and Cal struggled against ASU on Saturday. Anderson gave up five runs, four earned, in just 5 2/3 innings in the Bears’ 6-0 loss.
ASU shuts out Cal to sweep series By Jack Wang | Senior Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal baseball coach David Esquer stormed out of the dugout, livid after pitcher Dixon Anderson was called for a balk in the fourth inning. Two frames later, a second balk had Anderson turning toward the first base umpire, slamming both hands down into the dirt with anger and disbelief. Esquer was tossed for his animated defense Saturday afternoon, as was pitching coach Dan Hubbs after the second call, but neither display sparked the listless Bears in their 6-0 loss to Arizona State at Evans Diamond. It was only the second time No. 15 Cal (24-12, 9-6 in the Pac-10) has been shut out this season, with the No. 9 Sun Devils also responsible for the other with Friday’s 5-0 decision. “Everything was normal until we got to the game,” second baseman Tony Renda said of the team’s preparation. Both Anderson (4-2, 3.71 ERA) and ASU starter Jake Barrett worked quickly through the first two innings, facing three batters in each. The Bears came close to breaking what has now become a 22-inning scoring drought in the bottom of the third. Outfielder Danny Oh, who had reached second base on a single and a balk by Barrett, made an attempt for home on shortstop Marcus Semien’s single. A good throw to home plate followed by a better block by catcher Austin
Look online for a slideshow of photos from Saturday’s contest between the Bears and the Sun Devils.
Quick Look: ASU: Cal: d. anderson: loss, 5.2 ip, 4 er, 5 hits v. bruno: 2-3, bb
Barnes made sure he was tagged out. ASU (28-9, 11-4) left fielder Johnny Ruettiger walked on a 3-1 count to open the fourth, and advanced to second on a groundout. Renda bobbled a tough grounder on the ensuing at-bat that gave the Sun Devils runners on first and third. Designated hitter Joey DeMichele sailed a single into right field to score Ruettiger. Then Anderson, who attempted more pickoffs at first than usual, got called for the balk that put ASU up 2-0. Esquer chewed out first base umpire Tim Vessey for several minutes until he was ejected from the game. Anderson rebounded to go three up, three down in the fifth, but things fell apart again in the sixth inning. Two straight singles put the Sun Devils in scoring position, with a sac fly
moving Ruettiger to third. Another balk put Cal in a 3-0 hole and the season-high crowd of 1,005 into an uproar. “That’s the way I’ve been doing it all year ... I made an attempt to be more obvious with my step to third after they said the first one,” Anderson said. “I think you saw (my) surprise.” It likely wouldn’t have changed the final outcome. First baseman Zach Wilson sent a tworun homer over left center two at-bats later, dropping the ball just past the “365” painted on the outfield fence. DeMichele capped the scoring with a solo shot of his own in the eighth inning, bouncing it off the Evans Diamond scoreboard. Barrett shut out Cal in all nine innings, retiring the side in three of them. The sophomore from Mesa, Ariz., struck out only two, but forced the Bears to swing early into a variety of groundouts and pop flies. “They throw strikes,” Renda said. “When you see a strike, you hit it. It gets tough, whether it was movement or the guy today had a little bit of velocity.” Only leadoff hitter Vince Bruno had any sort of success, going 2-for-3 with a sixth-inning double that almost became a highlight-reel catch by Ruettiger until he hit the ground. The rest of the Cal lineup went 3-for-27. “This is not us. We haven’t been shut out all year long,” Renda said. “To get shut out two days in a row, it’s pretty ridiculous, and I don’t think any of us are going to stand for that.” Jack Wang covers baseball.
After four innings of a pitchers’ duel, the No. 12 Cal softball team broke down No. 11 Stanford in one hit on Saturday. Right fielder Elia Reid’s tworun home run on Sunday marked the turning point in the Bears’ 4-1 home victory at Levine-Fricke Field. She connected on a pitch by Stanford’s Tegan Gerhart, sending the ball over the left-center field back fence to bring home both her and first baseman Jordan Wallace. Neither of the teams could create anything in the first three innings, aside from Cal third baseman Jace Williams. Her single in the third inning scored Jamia Reid to put Cal (30-9, 7-5 in the Pac-10) on the board first. “I was glad we got that first run because we wanted to break the ice,” Cal coach Diane Ninemire said. “Then I was hoping that we would get our speed on and create some havoc with our speed. That didn’t happen, but I was glad to see Elia (Reid) come through because she had been struggling at the plate.” After going 0-for-2 in Thursday’s series opener against the Cardinal (32-10, 6-6) and 0-for-3 with one strikeout in game two, Reid’s push changed the tone for the rest of the contest, forcing Cardinal coach John Rittman to pull Gerhart from the circle for senior Ashley Chinn. In the bottom of the fifth inning,
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Bears tame Mustangs to clinch undefeated campaign By Christina Jones| Senior Staff email@example.com Earlier in the week, Cal rugby coach Jack Clark said he was holding his breath with the mixed lineup he would trot out against Cal Poly on Saturday afternoon. By halftime at Cal Poly Sports Complex, Clark was probably breathing easier. In its final match of the regular season, Clark’s battalion torched the Mustangs for nine unanswered tries in the first half en route to a 79-26 win in San Luis Obispo, Calif. “Our goal for this game was to come out with full effort,” senior flanker Jason Law said. “And if we were able to give 100 percent effort, that the rest would follow and we
would end up being victorious.” The effort was apparent early when the Bears raced out to a 19-0 advantage in the first 15 minutes. Senior flanker Ryan Hodson bookended that stretch with his two tries. “We had a big focus all week about our primary ball, especially in the lineouts and scrums, which we managed to do today,” said Hodson, a senior on exchange from the University of Western Australia. That intense scoring pace continued into the break, with junior wing James McTurk logging a hat trick in the game’s first 27 minutes. McTurk, an exchange student from York, England, who has earned more playing time of late, notched his third try by running an interception back 96 meters for a score. Senior Sean Gallinger also lit up the stats sheet in the frame, contributing
“And if we were able to give 100 percent effort ... the rest would follow and we would end up being victorious.” -Jason Law Senior flanker
17 points. Though he usually starts at center, Gallinger played flyhalf and kicked the conversion attempts in the first half. The senior made six of nine attempts, including a conversion on his own try in the 31st minute. The match served numerous purposes for the coaches — resting regular start-
ers, getting some starters like Gallinger time at other positions, and testing players in competition for the last handful of spots on the postseason roster. For Law, who is expected to be a key reserve down the stretch, it marked the first time he played a full game since going down with injury in mid-January, and his first opportunity to captain the team on the field. Cal (24-0, 7-0 in the CPD) was unable to sustain its same level of dominance through the second frame. The shutout was lost five minutes into the second half when Cal Poly got on the board with a converted try. Each team managed four tries in the final 40 minutes, with the Mustangs converting three of their tries while Cal only converted one. “I don’t think they were challenging us more than they were in the first half,” Law said. “They’re a very good
team, they’re physical and they’re very good competitors. “Second half, I think was more of us not reaching our full potential and what we wanted to do.” Despite a more evenly played second half, the Bears secured the convincing win they sought and closed the regular season with a perfect record. Maintaining that impeccable winning percentage, however, was not the most significant outcome of the match. “I think that’s kind of a sideline goal for the team,” Law said. “I think more importantly, we just wanted to be victorious today so we could seal that first seed in the (CPD Pacific).” With that win, the Bears now know their postseason destiny. Cal will choose the location of its May 7 quarterfinal match against the Mid-South region’s No. 2 seed, Life University. Christina Jones covers rugby.
Published on Apr 24, 2011