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Shawn Lewis, the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, speaks at an emergency ASUC Senate meeting Sunday.
Salih Muhammad, the chair of the campus Black Student Union, talks about his dismay over the Berkeley College Republicans’ bake sale.
Bake sale stirs up racism debate By Sara Grossman | Staff email@example.com Student leaders from various organizations have publicly denounced the Berkeley College Republicans’ plans to hold an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” where the race of the consumer would determine the price of a baked good. The bake sale, announced Thursday evening in a Facebook post, is intended to protest the affirmative action-like bill, SB 185 — currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature — in a satirical manner, according to Shawn Lewis, the organization’s president. Almost immediately after the event’s announcement, student backlash exploded, with Facebook commenters calling the event “racist,” “pathetic” and “offensive.” “We’re not open to being reduced to a price at a bake sale,” said Salih
conduct for student organizations but did not specifically discuss defunding the organization. www.dailycal.org ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman condemned the Muhammad, chair of the campus bake sale in a statement following Black Student Union, in an interview the emergency senate meeting. with The Daily Californian Senior “My disappointment is not in Editorial Board Sunday. “There’s their policy a certain stance, but p o i n t rather in Almost immediately after the w h e r e their tactics,” satire be- event’s announcement, student he said in the comes dis- backlash exploded, with s t a t e m e n t . respectful.” “The bake Facebook commenters calling T h e sale planned event’s an- the event “racist,” “pathetic” and for Tuesday is nouncean offensive “offensive.” m e n t event that has stirred deeply hurt such enorand insulted mous student outcry that an emer- members of our campus family.” gency meeting of the ASUC Senate As an organization that receives was called for Sunday to discuss the funding from the ASUC — it recontroversy. At the meeting, the ceived $3,791.11 this fiscal year, senate unanimously passed a bill according to ASUC Executive promoting and defining respectful
Students offer all of their different perspectives on the upcoming bake sale.
Senate Bill 185, authored by state Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, would allow the University of California and the California State Universities to consider race, gender and ethnicity, among other relevant factors, in the undergraduate and graduate admissions process. The bill has elicited controversy questioning whether it directly conflicts with Proposition 209. Approved by voters in 1996, the proposition banned the UC and CSU from awarding admission based on race. SB 185 was presented to Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 9. Because of the UC’s autonomy, as laid out by the California state constitution, Brown’s signing of SB 185 would only request the university to comply with the law.
After two years of detention in Iranian prison, UC Berkeley alumni Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal spoke Sunday for the first time since landing on American soil. Bauer and Fattal, who were released Wednesday on $1 million bail after two years of imprisonment for allegedly crossing the Shane Iran-Iraq border Bauer while hiking, criticized American foreign policy and described their experiences in Iran at a press conference Sunday in New York. “This was never about crossing the unmarked border Josh between Iran and Fattal Iraq,” Bauer said. “We were held because of our nationality.” Bauer blamed “32 years of mutual hos tility ” be tween the United States and Iran for the way they were treated. Bauer — a freeSARAH lance photojourShourd nalist who was living and working in the Middle East
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Public policy graduate students’ documentary racks up three Emmy nominations By Jasmine Mausner and Jason Willick firstname.lastname@example.org Six years ago street vendor Antonio Zuniga was picked up by Mexican police officers as he crossed the street in Iztapalapa, Mexico. He was charged
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with murder in connection with a gang shooting and sentenced to 20 years behind bars based on the testimony of a single eyewitness. Two UC Berkeley public policy
graduate students and licensed lawyers in Mexico — Roberto Hernandez and Layda Negrete — received frantic phone calls from Zuniga’s friends and family asking for help. Zuniga’s case became the basis for the students’ documentary “Presumed Guilty,” through which Hernandez and Negrete freed an innocent man and shed light on the injustices of the Mex-
ican criminal system. Hernandez and Negrete spent over two years filming the documentary, which has racked up three Emmy nominations. Results of the nominations will be revealed Monday in New York City. The title of the film, Hernandez said, encapsulates the core abuse of Mexico’s criminal justice system: Defendants are presumed guilty.
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“(Mexico) does not have a courtroom that’s anything like an American courtroom,” Hernandez said. “We do not have a trial by jury.” Unlike American courtrooms, judges are rarely present during the trial’s proceedings and instead get an unreliable transcription of testimony from a typist, Negrete said. She added that
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sale: Event’s creators hoped to call attention to SB 185 phone bank From front Vice President Chris Alabastro — the Berkeley College Republicans is subject to having its sponsorship revoked. According to the ASUC constitution, the senate “shall not fund any activity or group which discriminates against any student by race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical disability, or political activity, or belief in its method or recruitment and acceptance for membership.” ASUC President Vishalli Loomba said in an email before the emergency senate meeting that punitive measures are “definitely a possibility.” Lewis said that the event is specifically meant to protest the ASUC-sponsored phone bank in which students are encouraged to call in support of SB 185 to the governor.
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lease with Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein. “It is disappointing that these politically engaged Berkeley students decided to deal with this issue in an immature and offensive way that will make some Berkeley students not feel welcomed on their own campus.” UC Berkeley student Marco Amaral said that while he was dismayed by the announcement of the bake sale, he was impressed with student response. “The initial reaction of the community was a beautiful thing,” he said. “The multicultural community on campus stands in unity against racism, sexism and any type of prejudice.” The emergency town hall was just one of many student reactions to the bake sale. A counter protest, the “Conscious Cupcakes Giveaway,” is planned for the same day as the bake sale.
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He said the ASUC’s event makes it sound like “Berkeley students have one voice.” “They never asked the other side,” he said. Lewis added the Berkeley College Republicans is an extremely diverse organization whose board of directors — which decided to hold the bake sale — consists of members of all racial backgrounds. “People just keep screaming that it’s a bunch of white kids,” he said. Although he said the bake sale is meant to be a satire, many community leaders said they did not see the joke. “When I was an undergraduate at Cal in the early 2000s the Berkeley College Republicans did this exact same stunt, and it was just as offensive then too,” said UC Student Regent Alfredo Mireles Jr. in a joint press re-
Two men were arrested on felony charges during a protest at Tolman Hall Thursday night and several people were injured following a sporadically violent, daylong demonstration against proposed student fee increases. The men, Drew Phillips, 25, and Richard Clemons, 30, were arrested on Thursday night. Neither are UC Berkeley students. Phillips allegedly assaulted an officer with a shield he was carrying, said UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode. The officer was injured and sought her own treatment, and Phillips was arrested at 7:58 p.m. for wearing a mask for an unlawful purpose, felony battery and obstruction. While DeCoulode said he has not heard of any student or bystander injuries, seven police officers were injured.
At around 9 p.m., when Tolman Hall closed, tensions heightened as protesters began to attempt to leave the building. “We had never told people they had to leave, because they seemed to be doing so naturally,” DeCoulode said. UC Berkeley freshman Stephanie Benitez said she witnessed four police officers attacking a man — likely Clemons, although she did not specify the man’s name — because he tried to exit the building. “I told the police to just take a second to listen to him scream,” said Benitez. “This isn’t even an issue about tuition anymore. It’s about morality. How can you go to sleep at night knowing you did this to an innocent kid?” DeCoulode said there was a scuffle at the door at about 9:04 p.m., and Clemons, who appeared to be leaving the building, allegedly assaulted an officer from behind and pushed him. During Clemons’s arrest, police used physical force and batons to take him
into custody, for their own protection and because he was resisting arrest, DeCoulode said. He was booked for felony battery and obstruction. “He may have had some minor injuries, but I am not sure,” DeCoulode said. This incident escalated the action, according to DeCoulode. Right after the struggle, protesters outside threw a chair, pieces of concrete and a large base of a traffic cone at police officers, he said. A window was broken, and one officer was hit in the head with an object and sustained a concussion. “There was a short period of time when we didn’t let some people leave because that’s when the objects were being thrown at the officers, and we didn’t think it was safe for (the protesters) to leave,” said DeCoulode. Phillips is being held at the Berkeley Police Department Jail Facility with bail set at $60,000. Clemons was
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The price of a free lunch
etâ€™s take a trip down memory lane. Youâ€™re a high school senior sitting in economics class with just about anything but markets on your mind. Indeed, your malignant case of senioritis has infected your brain to the extent that it contains little more than cravings to graduate, schemes to get lucky at prom and inflated fantasies about college. Suddenly, your usually drab teacher breaks your distracted daydreaming by enthusiastically uttering a most unusual adage, â€œThereâ€™s no such thing as a free lunch!â€? This scene, played out in thousands of classrooms across the country, is the doing of the late, great economist Milton Friedman. Although he was not the originator of the phrase, the Nobel prize winner popularized it in the 1970â€™s through his numerous books, lectures and television programs to instill in students an understanding of one of the most fundamental economic principles: Nothing is free. Rather, every good or service we receive is always being paid by someone somewhere. Even if that someone is not you per se, it simply means that the costs are being incurred by someone else. If only Friedman were a professor at Berkeley! Indeed, the free lunch fallacy can be found unfolding all around our campus and in the most egregious of manners. The most recent example is the administrationâ€™s deal with Adobe to provide students with their popular Creative Suite software for â€œfree.â€? Consequentially, thousands of Photoshop enthusiasts like myself excitedly downloaded the software earlier this month to start creating Lolcats and whatever else us college kids do. Unfortunately, our thrill was falsely premised on the illusion that we were not incurring any costs in the transaction. To the contrary, we did pay on that sad September day, to the tune of $500,000! ranted, it may be technically true that the funds for this dubious deal came from the campusâ€™s Operational Excellence program and not directly from students themselves. However, this is merely accounting trickery. In reality, that half million could have been directed to better ends like paying salaries, maintaining facilities, or â€” dare I say â€” reducing tuition. Indeed, the opportunity cost is maddening! Certainly the quantity may be small in the grand scheme of things. However, marginality does not excuse foolishness. Especially with the current budget cuts, it is irresponsible for our administrators to be diverting funds away from educational purposes, leaving behind a void that will only be filled by tuition. Students should not be indirectly paying for a product they had no say in buying and could easily pirate on DC++! Unfortunately, the Adobe example is by no means the only instance of
Casey Given email@example.com the free lunch fallacy infecting our campus. If you log into Bear Facts, youâ€™ll see that the poison pervades many aspects of student life. Under the â€œRegistrationâ€? tab, youâ€™ll discover that your â€œfreeâ€? AC Transit Class Pass actually costs $136 per school year. Granted, some frequent riders are getting their moneyâ€™s worth. However, the cost is not worth it for many students like myself who take the 51B about once a week to bring groceries back from Trader Joeâ€™s (cheapest beer in town, folks). After all, at $2.10 per fare, one needs 65 rides for the pass to be worthwhile. et, the transit charge is just the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface is a $506.50 per year Berkeley Campus Fee that is allocated to several services, each sharing the free lunch illusion. Of this amount, $55 goes to an ASUC fee, $109 to the Tang Center (excluding the Student Health Insurance Plan) and a whopping $239 to the Recreational Sports Facility (composed of Intramural Sports, Recreational Sports and Life Safety fees). Thatâ€™s right, those unathletic nerds out there like myself are subsidizing some gym ratâ€™s workout to the tune of $239, regardless of whether you have an RSF membership! Friedman is truly turning in his grave! Alas, Iâ€™ll get off my fiscally conservative high horse. Certainly all of these services are convenient for students to take advantage of, and I am by no means advocating the abolition of any of them. However, the fact remains that many students are being fooled into believing they are receiving a free lunch. In reality, they are paying indirectly through hidden fees for services that many of them do not even utilize. Only about 21,000 students have RSF memberships and another 21,000 enroll in SHIP. Thatâ€™s about 59 percent of the student population, meaning that the remaining 41 percent or so are subsidizing the costs for the rest. Itâ€™s like wealth redistribution, except weâ€™re all poor college students. If only the campus were more transparent about whoâ€™s paying what, the free lunch illusion would vanish, and a more informed conversation about student fees could emerge. So, students of UC Berkeley unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains of unnecessary fees!
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New seats in line for 100 BART cars By Paras Shah | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to replace the wool seats in 100 BART cars with vinyl ones over the next six to nine months. In May, BART held interactive seat labs around the Bay Area, where riders
were given a chance to try out different types of seats and select which material they preferred. Funding for the new seats comes from BARTâ€™s general budget, according to BART Director Robert Raburn. The seats will be in cars spread randomly around the 669car system, and after receiving more feedback from riders, the agency will look at continuing with the rest of the fleet, going back to wool seats or
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Plan could impose fee on prolonged property vacancy By Christopher Yee | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org In a move to promote economic growth and curb the number of graffitied empty storefronts, the Berkeley City Council is considering a plan to levy fees against property owners whose ground-level properties remain vacant for six months or more. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin presented the preliminary proposal — which introduced a $180 fee after six months of vacancy with additional $300 fees for every six months that follow — at a meeting Tuesday. The council unanimously voted to refer it to City Manager Phil Kamlarz for review and further development. “I had been hearing not just from my district but throughout the city about how frustrated people were with vacant properties because they create blight and hurt the character of the community,” Arreguin said. “The last I heard from the Office of Economic Development, there was a 15 percent vacancy rate Downtown, and rates were almost as high in other commercial districts.” The fees collected would help offset costs for city services — including police, public works, neighborhood services and health — that address vandalism and other undesirable activity around vacant storefronts, according to the proposal. Jim Wong, property manager of the building at 2510 Channing Way, which has one ground-level vacancy, said he thinks the city is just trying to get more money from property owners through the new fees. “No one wants to keep their properties vacant,” he said. “In a good economy, maybe this would make sense, but what’s the benefit to the owners now? The government, they want your bones — they want your meat.” Councilmember Gordon Wozniak
said he voted in support of the proposal because he wants to see what direction Kamlarz will take it, but he said he believes that high rent is not the biggest obstacle keeping small businesses from moving into vacant Berkeley properties. He said he believes the city can take action to help business owners, property owners and the city benefit at the same time. “Rent is just one part of this issue,” Wozniak said. “Instead of just focusing on that, we need to look at ways to reduce red tape and provide incentives to make it easier for businesses to get started.” Arreguin said that after researching vacancy fee policies in San Jose and other cities in the state, he found that, as a whole, they encouraged economic growth. In addition, Arreguin spoke with staff members in the Office of Economic Development and interviewed local business owners to determine whether high rent costs could be keeping small businesses from moving into the vacant properties. “Based on that information, we found that the square foot rate was a definite obstacle for small businesses,” he said. “It wasn’t just the bad economy keeping these places empty. Property owners were leaving rent high and waiting for better offers to come in.” The proposal also sets standards for maintenance and street presence that vacant storefronts must uphold. “The city has a blight ordinance, but the process of getting owners to comply is lengthy,” Arreguin said. “This would add disincentives for owners to allow their properties to fall into disrepair.” Councilmember Linda Maio said she would also like to explore alternate solutions because she is not certain that simply implementing a fee would help businesses find homes in the city. “We don’t want to be punitive,” Maio said. “We’ll look at other options to see what will work best. Whatever we can do to help this problem, that’s what I’m interested in doing.”
Layda Negrete and Roberto Hernandez pose with their baby. The two worked to film the Emmy-nominated documentary.
emmys: Images, data paired to expose judicial system flaws From front defendants are caged off inside the courtroom while giving testimony, essentially jailing them before the verdict is even given. “Presumed Guilty” has become the most viewed documentary in Mexican history, according to Hernandez. The documentary has won 20 awards from film festivals around the world, but Hernandez said the Emmy Award nominations for best documentary, outstanding investigative journalism and best research are the highest honors the documentary has received. The controversial documentary, which premiered last February, was distributed in Mexican theaters before being banned — and later unbanned — by courts. Its ticket sales beat out Oscarwinning movies such as Black Swan and
The King’s Speech in box office sales, according to Hernandez. On Saturday, the film — titled “Presunto Culpable” in Spanish — was the first documentary broadcasted on Mexican prime-time television. Hernandez said he expected an audience of 13 million to tune in around the country. Hernandez and Negrete, who are married with two children, met while conducting survey research on inmates in a Mexico City prison. They realized that pairing images with statistical data was a compelling way of exposing flaws within the judicial system. They filmed the documentary while simultaneously working toward their Ph.D.s in public policy at UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley School of Public Policy professor Robert MacCoun, who
worked with Hernandez and Negrete during their academic careers, said he is extremely proud of their accomplishments. He added that the narrative is significant because it finally bridges the gap between academic research on justice and actual citizens’ feelings. Hernandez said he looks forward to attending the Emmy Awards this Monday “no matter the results,” while Negrete will watch from home with their newborn baby. “The best part of this whole experience was meeting Antonio and becoming inspired by him,” Negrete said. “When Mexicans say no one can enforce change for this man who is convicted of 20 years in prison, and you challenge the system, the outcome can turn out to be amazing.”
Crime Blotter The following is sample of crime in the city of Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Robbery via shotgun — 2500 block of Chilton Way A couple in their early 20s were robbed via shotgun in the 2500 block of Chilton Way on Sunday, Sept. 18, at around 11:20 p.m. The two had returned from shopping and were unloading their car when they were approached by three male suspects, one of whom had a shotgun. Suspect 1 with the shotgun demanded their belongings. In fear for their lives, the couple dropped items that they had in their possession, including a man’s wallet, a woman’s purse and contents, an iPhone and keys on the ground. Suspects grabbed the items and jumped into a waiting car that had a male driver. ... Recycling call turns into arrest — 2600 block of College Avenue A patrol supervisor watched as a male subject took recyclables from a city of Berkeley container on Monday, Sept. 19, at around noon. The sergeant detained him. A computer records check revealed the man had two outstanding warrants. ...
Stolen car — 1000 block of Miller Avenue A community member called BPD on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at around 6:50 a.m. to report that sometime overnight someone stole his 1997 black Honda Civic. ... Parole warrant arrest — 1900 block of Addison Street On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at around 6:30 a.m., a BPD bike patrol officer spotted a man who was the subject of a recent wanted bulletin shared within the department. ... Burglary thwarted, one arrested — 1200 block of Hearst Street An astute community member in the 2000 block of Acton Street called 911 at around 1:23 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to report that a neighbor’s home in the 1200 block of Hearst Street was possibly being burglarized or had been broken into. He or she saw a male suspect standing in the front window of the neighbor’s home, and when the suspect saw the community member, he quickly closed the curtains. ... Check the News Blog on www.dailycal.org for weekly crime blotter posts.
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Legendary area news reporter dies at 75 By Mary Susman | Staff email@example.com Renaissance man Bob MacKenzie — a magician, fly-fisherman, dancer, legendary Bay Area news reporter and UC Berkeley alumnus — died Thursday morning after battling cancer for seven years. He was 75. Though Bob MacKenzie led a rich life outside of work, he made his biggest mark as a feature reporter at the Bay Area news station KTVU, where he worked for over 30 years, earning 13 local Emmys as well as numerous other awards. “A thousand people could look at the same thing, and he’d be the one who could see what was unusual or special,” said KTVU News Director Ed Chapuis. “He was a good observer of human beings.” After growing up in Oakland, MacKenzie graduated from UC Berkeley in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He then worked at the Oakland Tribune and TV Guide before joining KTVU in 1978. “Our news director just took a chance on him,” said KTVU reporter Rita Williams. “He didn’t fit the Ken and Barbie mold. He didn’t look like what maybe you’d think a TV person would look like, but it didn’t matter. He was real.” Williams still laughs remembering one of Bob MacKenzie’s first stories, when he covered the new sensation Pop Rocks. He put some in his mouth and held the microphone close so everyone could hear the “snap, crackle and pop,” Williams said. While Bob MacKenzie covered a variety of stories, he was known for his well-written features that approached the story from an uncommon angle. “Everyone has a different favorite
Bob MacKenzie died after battling cancer for seven years Thursday. He was a UC Berkeley alumnus who eventually became a KTVU reporter for over 30 years. Bob MacKenzie story,” Chapuis said, recalling one story about a church with only three parishioners left. “It was one of those stories that only Bob could write.” John MacKenzie, his younger brother and chief photographer at
KTVU, said his fondest memories of working with his brother were the drives, when the two relaxed and talked about anything from family to women to politics.
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Research reconstructs brain activity By Sybil Lewis | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Scientists could recreate dreams and memories with new brain imaging technology developed by UC Berkeley researchers. With the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, activities created by the brain from watching YouTube videos were reconstructed, allowing scientists to view the images that the brain observed. The research was published Sept. 22 in the journal Current Biology. The MRIs, which measure the blood flow controlled by neural activities, use changes in the blood flow to help interpret what the subject saw on the screen. The applications of the technology could extend farther than reconstructing YouTube videos, potentially helping scientists to understand parts of the brain that have remained a mystery, including dreams and memories. “The technology will definitely get there, the question is just when,” said Jack Gallant, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and co-author of the study. The research focuses on visual activity, which accounts for a third of the brain’s mechanisms.
Sybil Lewis comments on the science behind the recreation of one’s dreams and memories.
“One way to think about the brain is to build a dictionary that translates between the world and the parts of the brain,” Gallant said. In the research, brain activity of each subject was sampled every second from a total of 18 million seconds of random YouTube videos, and each recorded second was reconstructed separately. “Each person reconstructs a different image, and you have to work with what you manage to get,” said Yuval Benjamini, a graduate student in the UC Berkeley Department of Statistics who helped work on the statistical decoding aspect of the research. “First you need to build individual dictionaries for individual brains,” Gallant said. Reconstruction of the images was attained by taking the hundred YouTube videos that best produced predictive activity closest to the actual activity in the brain. However, the researchers faced a problematic limitation with the data once all of it was collected. Even though subjects watched 18 million seconds’ worth of videos, the
data displayed only a small portion of the brain activity that occurred during the research, Benjamini said. “It’s a very small subset of the videos that people see and understand,” he said. To solve the dilemma in data, the lab created models to predict brain activity and compared them to the actual brain activity that the subjects displayed, Gallant said. In addition to decoding dreams and memories, this breakthrough also has the potential to improve the lives of people who have degenerative neurological diseases — an internal speech decoder would “allow people with no motor skills to go into the MRI for two hours a day and communicate with their families,” Gallant said. Two factors are limiting the advancement of the brain imaging technology — the limitations of MRIs and the question of what kind of decoding models are necessary for translating specific brain activity, Gallant said. In the future, the technology could have many theoretical applications in areas of creativity and artistic production. “You could build a brain decoder that composes music and you could just think of music and then it would be composed for you,” Gallant said.
aftermath: Protesters’ arraignment set for Monday in Oakland From Page 2 sent to Santa Rita Jail with bail set at $15,000, according to Alameda County Jail records. Their arraignment is set for 2 p.m. Monday at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. After the noon rally in Sproul Plaza — where students, organizers and community members gathered
to protest proposed student fee increases — approximately 150 protesters marched to Tolman Hall, arriving at about 1:20 p.m. According to DeCoulode, a smaller group of about 80 protestors then entered the building, clashing with police — who used pepper spray against the demonstrators
— as they entered. “The police followed protesters to Tolman because we always monitor protests,” DeCoulode said. “We do it to ensure that they are able to do things safely for their safety and to ensure that they don’t block pathways or passageways.”
mackenzie: Reporter remembered for covering stories in a unique perspective From Page 4 When recalling a time when he was 16, John MacKenzie said his brother drove up to their family home in a lavender convertible, gave him the keys and told him to have fun and impress his girlfriend. “He was always my hero because he was older — he was always cool,” John MacKenzie said. “I always really looked up to him — up until the day he died.” KTVU anchor Frank Somerville said he watched Bob MacKenzie while he was growing up, only to end up working alongside him for about 15 years. Somerville said Bob MacKenzie walked to his own beat, and he recalled instances when he would come to the office with mismatched socks or a coffee stain on his shirt that he had not even noticed. “What a study of contrast he is,”
Somerville said. “Absent-minded, goofy guy who then goes out and blows everyone away — and I mean everybody — with how he covers a story.” And despite his reputation, Somerville said Bob MacKenzie did not try to impress people with his many journalism awards. The family is planning to hold a private service, and John MacKenzie said there will be another service in the future where, as Bob MacKenzie had requested, everyone will tell jokes together and eat ice cream. “I think the main thing about my brother was — he inherited it from my mother — he was a person who looked only for the best in people, and he could find something nice to say about anyone,” John MacKenzie said. “If everybody could be that way, it would be a better world.”
BART: New seats more cost-effective, modeled after D.C.’s metro system From Page 3 up and running. “We offered the public numerous seat options from train systems around the nation,” Raburn said. “Several different materials, seat styles and shapes were tested, then the vinyl was selected.” Raburn said that over the past several months, BART has been under fire from a displeased public, complaining about the uncleanliness of the wool seats. In May, a study by San Francisco State University found several antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria on the BART seats. Even when cleaned using rubbing alcohol, several harmful strains of bacteria remained. “There was a tremendous public
outcry for this — we had to do something,” Raburn said. “The wool seats were very unclean.” Several UC Berkeley students, including junior Chloe Lubinski, were pleased to hear about the board’s decision. “This will be a welcome change — the seats on the BART are covered with stains and who knows what else,” Lubinski said. The new seats, which are similar to those used on trains in Washington D.C.’s metro system, are more cost-effective because they require less maintenance. They require replacement about every 10 years while the current seats must be swapped out every three.
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You are the underground.”
Monday, September 26, 2011
— M.C. of the 2011 Oakland Underground Film Festival
ou are the underground,” declared the emcee of the 2011 Oakland Underground Film Festival to a small audience of film lovers, performers and a few canine friends intimately huddled in an East Oakland warehouse. In its third year, the festival has become not only a place to celebrate offbeat cinema, but a meeting point for countercultures of all stripes. From fetish to hip-hop, the festival catered to the Bay Area’s many social niches. Kicking off Thursday night at the Grand Lake Theater and con-
tinuing Friday and Saturday at the D.I.Y. art space NIMBY (where many of the Bay Area’s sculptural contributions to Burning Man are made), OakUFF played host to a variety of film genres, food trucks and musical performances. With documentaries, full-length features and shorts made in Oakland and as far as Guatemala and India, the diverse program was united by its spirit of unabashed individuality. — Nastia Voynovskaya
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ith a narrator that speaks only in rhyme and fetish costumes galore, “Devious, Inc.” brings together the tackiest of elements in an orgy of camp. Filmed in different parts of the Bay Area and directed by Oakland’s xuxE, the so-bad-it’s-good musical flaunts what it’s got, and what it’s got is a whole lot of corniness. Like its awkwardly kinky protagonists, the film is loud and proud and surprisingly engrossing. Before “Devious, Inc.” began, the burlesque performer Kitten on the Keys serenaded audience members with songs about genitalia as her bare breasts (adorned with pig snoutshaped pasties) flopped out of her sequined leotard. The performance served as a gateway into a world of infinite pleather outfits and layers of lip-liner. But despite the film’s overwhelmingly deviant sexuality (for a nonfetishist, that is), it unfolds a tale of self-discovery relatable to anyone alienated by his or her surroundings. Dressed in a brown and yellow zoot suit, Ron escapes his family’s shoe farm (yes, this is a farm where Timberlands grow on cornstalks) to pursue his passion for glamour in New Cityville. After a big-time CEO named Bitch rejects him from her shoe business run by an office of drag queens, our hero rounds up a band of wayward misfits to face Bitch at the Wheel of Fetish Competition. The ridiculous characters and musical numbers accessorize Ron’s emotional plight, which is the statement piece of the whole outfit. — Nastia Voynovskaya
hile writer/director Victoria Mahoney’s debut “Yelling to the Sky” is trite, melodramatic and uninspired in terms of narrative, the visuals are cinema heaven, and the brazen performances, particularly from a plucky Zoe Kravitz, make this film an above-average pleasure. The screening at the Grand Theater in Oakland was shown in glorious 35mm, which is rare these days for independent film. In attendance, Mahoney was genuinely warm to the Oakland public and passionate about her film, which is allegedly semi-autobiographical. Kravitz plays Sweetness O’Hara, an African American girl who is lighter-skinned than her peers at school and who lives with her sister, absent mother and abusive white father in a cramped house. Precious Gabourey Sidibe is Latonya, large-and-in-charge and the school bully who taunts Sweetness and her friends. Sweetness soon gathers a posse of braid-flipping girls and gives Latonya a piquant taste of her own medicine, all the while finding herself embroiled in sex, drug dealing and a duplicitous female clique. Think of “Yelling” as “Thirteen,” “Kids” and a little “Rebel Without a Cause” for the black cinema, which seems to be nonexistent these days. In her rich cinematic palette — she is no doubt a knowledgeable moviegoer with a taste for cinema verite — and ability to elicit startlingly good performances (one Tim Blake Nelson stops in to play a creepy guidance counselor), Mahoney just might be the boon to black cinema we need, even if her screenwriting skills need some polish. — Ryan Lattanzio
ndian director Kaushik Mukherjee (a.k.a. “Q”) has fashioned a film unlike any other. Part hyper-stylized music video, part abstract exercise, his feature “Gandu” follows the titular character in his meandering, sometimes volatile journey toward rap/rock stardom. Set in the poverty-stricken streets of the Kolkata slums, we see Gandu (Anubrata) at his quotidian best — rapping alone in his bedroom, stealing money from the clients of his prostitute mother and exchanging insults with his eccentric friend Riksha, a devout Bruce Lee fan. Given the circumstances, “Gandu” could very easily be construed as a film of youthful antics. Perhaps a Bengali version of “The Sandlot” with fewer dogs and no James Earl Jones. But, that is not this film. Quickly and without reason, “Gandu” goes awry. Shot in black and white with an often out-of-focus camera and bizarre textual sequences, the film falls into a pit of experimental unease. The nonlinear narrative darts back and forth between aggressive music videos of Gandu rapping and the more banal shots of him and Riksha calling each other “assholes.” Soon, they begin taking heroin, and the entire film becomes mired in a sea of hallucinatory absurdity, including graphic, full-frontal sex scenes. At one moment, Gandu declares his whole “life is a fucking fart.” And, for that matter, so is his film. Like flatulence, “Gandu” amounts to nothing more than an ephemeral stink, unpleasant and offensive. — Jessica Pena yian shang/staff
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Erin Donaldson discusses the fourth studio album by DJ Shadow, one of instrumental hip-hop’s most prominent modern figures.
nly putting out one album every few years is a risky move. The artist has more time to perfect his work, but that doesn’t make a record immune to negative reception. DJ Shadow should have learned this when his 2006 album The Outsider received universally poor reviews. Yet the San Francisco-based producer’s latest studio effort, The Less You Know, the Better, follows this pattern of overly hyped but disappointing releases. Maybe Shadow still hasn’t learned his lesson — or maybe he just doesn’t care what his listeners think. Such unwavering loyalty to his own taste is admirable, but it has left his new record a self-indulgent, pseudo-eclectic mess. The only viable theme throughout each song is the element of surprise. Listeners never know what they’re going to hear next: hip-hop, metal, blues? Blending genres is an intriguing tactic, but Shadow has traded this for a simple cut and paste approach. The result sounds like someone putting his or her iPod on shuffle. Though Shadow may have intended to share what he considered to be a diverse collection of his favorite songs, listeners can’t help but feel as if he is only attempting to cram his “superior” taste in music down their throats. This excessive use of sampling restricts Shadow’s ability to fully demonstrate his talent. We hear less of his expert scratching and infectious hip-hop beats; instead, we’re left only with minute tweaking. It is on his few original tracks that we see his creativity flow freely and catch a glimpse of the various directions that The Less You Know, the Better could have taken (hip-hop or new wave revival, for example). In trying to fit five years of ideas into one record, however, Shadow overwhelms his listeners with a chaotic explosion of non-sequitur tracks. — Erin Donaldson
Chickenfoot CHICKENFOOT III [eOne Music]
Lead music critic Ian Birnam elaborates on individual track highlights off hard-rock group Chickenfoot’s latest studio album.
he feathery supergroup Chickenfoot are back with more classic rock grooves. Deciding to skip the numeral II altogether, Chickenfoot III exudes the ’70s and ’80s ideals of big, loud guitars, harmonizing backing vocals and a gruff, husky singer. Despite the fact that the tracks on Chickenfoot’s latest offering suggest a stadium rock vibe, the album replaced some of the heavy tones in favor of a crisper, upbeat groove. The lighter side of Chickenfoot isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you won’t find songs like the darkly electrified “Avenida Revolucion” from their previous album, and rarely do the tracks on III compare to the band’s breakout single “Oh Yeah.” Tracks like “Up Next” and “Dubai Blues” come pretty close though, with Sammy Hagar’s raspy screams soaring over Joe Satriani’s lightning-speed guitar riffs. With all this talk of the band lowering their brawn, it seems Satriani has taken the muscle for himself. Whether it be his fat rhythm chunks or his smooth, arpeggio-tapping solos, Satch proves himself as a true guitar virtuoso. The guitarist truly shines on album’s single “Big Foot,” with a squealing solo and a dirty verse lick that syncs perfectly with Chad Smith’s pummeling drum beats. A noticeable difference is the lack of slow-yet-powerful tracks, which seems to benefit the band greatly. With the exception of “Come Closer,” the group manages to steer clear of the tired emotional ballads. With lyrics that contain the phrase “certified hell-hound,” it should be no surprise that Chickenfoot III brims with distorted songs designed to please those who love a vintage style with a hint of modern musicianship. Overall, Chickenfoot still know how to pack a hard-rock punch, even if the blow is softer than it has been before. — Ian Birnam
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THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES
t’s often said, by Hallmark cards mostly, that music is a universal language. But, with director Joshua Atesh Litle’s feature documentary “The Furious Force of Rhymes,” it becomes clear that rap, in particular, is becoming the international mode of musical expression. From the inaugural streets of 1970s New York to the contemporary projects of Paris, Litle traces the culturally explosive and geographically extensive influence of hip-hop from its most passionate patrons — the musicians themselves. In Germany, we witness the potent and proud rhymes of white East Berliners. In Africa, we hear the feminist anthems of Senegal. Over the span of four continents and six nations, Bay Area native Litle has crafted a diverse and complex testimony to the raw power of rap. Though it began in the Bronx with the likes of Busy Bee Starski and DJ Afrika Bambaataa, the subjects of “Furious Force” were just as instrumental. Tyron Ricketts, an Afro-German from Berlin, helped form a collective of black German rappers in protest against the violent hate crimes of a turbulent post-wall Berlin. Les Nubians, a Parisian R&B duo, soulfully sing the troubles of a culturally confused France. Whether it be race, poverty, politics or pride, Litle’s documentary is profound and provocative in its message of rap’s transcendence. Though there are occasional sound snafus (with the music often overpowering dialogue), “The Furious Force of Rhymes” remains as illuminating and compelling as the hip-hop music it features. — Jessica Pena
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MARIMBAS FROM HELL
he marimba is pretty much the dorkiest musical instrument ever. Between its bulky wooden body and annoyingly bright percussive notes (imagine if the xylophone and steel drums had a baby), it has been left to collect dust on the fringes of traditional Guatemalan folk music. In Julio Hernandez Cordon’s tragicomedy-cum-mockumentary “Marimbas from Hell” (2010), however, that whipping boy of instruments becomes not only part of a black metal four-piece but a symbol of fearless originality. Blackmailed by gangs and left behind by his family, Don Alfonso loses his gig at a desolate hotel where he jammed on his marimba for inattentive tourists. At this lowest of lows, Alfonso’s glue-sniffing, tank top-wearing godson gets him in touch with Blacko, the pioneer of Guatelama’s metal scene. The underdogs forge an alliance, embarking on an unheard-of music project where the marimba accompanies distorted guitar solos and bloodthirsty lyrics. Hernandez Cordon’s filmmaking style is poetry in motion; his lingering shots of the goofy and somewhat pathetic characters against colorful facades and expansive skies bring out their strange beauty. Marked with a wry sense of humor, the dialogue captures each protagonist’s idiosyncrasies without turning them into caricatures. As the lines between documentary and fiction become blurred, only Hernandez Cordon’s camera work, too gorgeous to be an accident, reveal the artist’s hand behind this unlikely masterpiece. — Nastia Voynovskaya
Bears, businesses score with return of Touchdown Mondays By Nicholas Luther | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
After Cal football’s Sept. 17 victory over Presbyterian College, Jeff Tedford — now the winningest coach in Cal football history following his 75th win — was not the only one with something to celebrate. Students received a record-breaking 30 percent discount last Monday at the Cal Student Store as part of the UC Rally Committee’s Touchdown Mondays program. The program, which offers a 3 percent discount on select items in the student store for each touchdown made during home and away games, allowed students to receive a 30 percent discount — rounded up from 27 percent — because the Cal football team made nine touchdowns during Saturday’s game. The discount was applicable to everything in the store except items in the computer department, textbooks and convenience items, according to Cal Student Store Director Jeff Deutsch. Not only did the store offer a record-breaking discount, but it also saw a record-breaking increase in sales. In comparison with the Touchdown Monday that followed last year’s season-opener 52-3 victory over UC Davis, the student store experienced a 43 percent increase in sales, according to Deutsch. Additionally, the store saw a 325 percent increase in sales this Monday compared to the Monday after Cal’s 35-7 victory over UCLA last season. “The amount of excitement in the store on a Touchdown Monday is just unbelievable,” Deutsch said. “And this Monday was no exception.”
Nicholas Luther analyzes the numbers of people who are participating in the program.
The idea of Touchdown Mondays originated about two years ago when UC Rally Committee Chair Ryann Pollock approached Deutsch, looking for a way to increase school spirit. “She really sold me on the spirit idea,” Deutsch said. “We really wanted to get people excited about having a loud student section at football games, and I was all for it.” Deutsch said the program, in addition to increasing school spirit, has allowed the student store to focus more on offering students a good value for good prices — a goal the store hopes to achieve through other programs as well such as the textbook rental program and the 3 Point Play program that offers a 3 percent discount per three-pointer the Cal basketball team scores. The student store does not place an official cap on the discount amount. “If Cal scored 11 touchdowns in one game, then we’ll be celebrating with a 35 percent discount,” Deutsch said. Several local businesses participated in this week’s program, including Pepe’s Pizza, Gypsy’s, Cal Gyros, Manhattan Roast Grill, Fa-La-La, Remy’s Mexican Restaurant and Ann’s Kitchen. Suki An, owner of Ann’s Kitchen — located at Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way — offered a 27 percent discount at her restaurant as part of the program and said she has observed a positive impact on her business. “(The program) really attracts students to the restaurant, which is great because it’s slightly farther from campus,” An said.
hikers: Alumni hope to leave behind prison experiences, begin lives again From Front — and Fattal, were held in Iran for 781 days, 337 days longer than the 52 Americans held hostage at the American embassy in 1979. Since then, relations between the two nations have been tenuous at best as they grappled with joint interests within the Middle East including dealing with the Taliban, neutralizing al-Qaida and developing Iran’s energy sector, while also struggling with nuclear diplomacy, according to an analysis by Hossein Mousavian, who served as Iran’s ambassador to Germany from 1990-1997. Last month, Bauer and Fattal were convicted of espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison. The two men each received five years imprisonment for espionage and three additional years for allegedly entering the country illegally. The conviction was widely condemned by world leaders as unnecessarily harsh. In an open hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, Mehdi Khalaji, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, addressed human rights abuses by Iran. Khalaji said in his address that beyond being one of the largest prisons for journalists in the world, a
“much larger number of journalists and political and human rights activists are not allowed to leave (Iran) or lead an ordinary life even after being released on bail.” “Releasing us is a good gesture, and no positive step should go unnoticed,” Fattal said. “We applaud the Iranian authorities for finally making the right decision regarding our case. But we want to be clear that they do not deserve undue credit for ending what they had no right and no justification to start in the first place.” Bauer and Fattal were captured along with UC Berkeley alumna and Bauer’s fiancee Sarah Shourd, who, after being imprisoned with them, was released last September on $500,000 bail. “We vowed to each other that none of us would be free entirely till all of us were free,” Bauer said. “That moment has now thankfully come.” Bauer said the three of them are now ready to begin their lives and leave prison behind them, “with a new appreciation for the sweet taste of freedom.” Soumya Karlamangla contributed to this report.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Late goal not enough to overcome Stanford’s Dru Quick Look:
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r. comeau: 2 goals a. earle: 1 assist m. hand: 7 saves
Friday night saw a battle between longtime rivals who happen to be the West Coast’s lone premiere field hockey teams. This matchup, between No. 12 Cal and No. 8 Stanford, certainly lived up to the hype. Both squads traded early punches, but the Cardinal gained the upper hand midway through the match and held on for a 3-2 victory. The Bears rallied furiously to attempt a comeback, cutting their deficit to one goal with less than two minutes remaining. Nevertheless, when the teams left Varsity Turf in Stanford, Calif., Cal found itself with only its second defeat of the season. “As usual, it was a hard-fought Stanford-Cal contest,” Cal coach Shellie Onstead said. “I anticipate that kind of game against Stanford every time we play them.” The action started early as both teams came out with an aggressive attack. The Cardinal got on the board first with a goal by defender Kelsey Lloyd, leaving Cal (8-2) with an early deficit only 1:37 into the match. This goal marked the second time all season that the Bears allowed their opponents to score first. The previous
occurrence also took place in defeat — a 3-1 loss to Northwestern on Sept. 16. Even with the early lead, the Cardinal failed to build any momentum as the Bears struck back less than two minutes later with forward Rachelle Comeau’s fifth goal of the season. “From that point on it was a typical battle,” Onstead said. The next 35 minutes or so of play saw a rash of saves and defensive stoppages by both teams. During that time, the squads combined for 13 shots without netting a goal. Three-and-a-half minutes into the second period, a Bears’ foul provided the Cardinal with the opportunity they needed to break the tie as Stanford defender Becky Dru knocked one into the goal off the penalty corner. Less than two minutes later, another Cal foul led to Dru’s second goal of the game and her team-leading ninth of the season. “Becky Dru had two really great
Freshman midfielder Caroline Struijk has played in nine games off the bench. She took two shots on goal against Pacific. flicks right into the cage,” forward Andrea Earle said. “And that was the difference of the game right there. Added Onstead: “That really put us on our heels for the rest of the match.” The Bears were able to recover and outshoot the Cardinal, 4-2, the rest of the way, including Comeau’s second
goal of the game off an assist by Earle. However, as the Bears began to seize momentum, the final whistle blew and the Cardinal escaped with the victory. “It would have been more interesting if we had three or four more minutes,” Onstead said. “You could tell we were really pushing it at the end”
Like in their previous loss against Northwestern, the Bears were once again able to bounce right back from a rare defeat to shut out Pacific, 4-0, on Sunday at Maxwell Field. The Bears saw goals from four different players en route to their eighth victory of the year, and a season sweep of Pacific.
Andrews, Cal have fruitful run at Napa Valley Tennis Classic By Gina Scott | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Gethers/file
The Cal men’s soccer team shut out Vermont on Friday at the Stanford Nike Classic.
Debut of Peach is as easy as pie as Bears shut out Catamounts By Michael Rosen | Staff email@example.com Cal men’s soccer coach Kevin Grimes sure knows how to fulfill a promise. Last week following a tough loss, Grimes made the declaration that he needed to make “significant lineup changes,” leaving an open interpretation as to what he meant. Grimes’ installation of backup goalie Kevin Peach materialized that assertion, as the redshirt freshman led Cal to a 3-0 win over Vermont (5-2-0) on Friday in the Bears’ only contest in the Stanford Nike Classic at Stanford Stadium. Peach, who was making his debut for the Bears (3-2-2), played magnificently. Despite a flurry of shots from the Catamounts’ side, Peach stepped up and made 10 saves, preserving a Cal tie through the first half and maintaining the lead as the Bears tacked on three goals in the final 45 minutes. Not to be outdone by a stellar defensive performance, the Bears’ offense showed resiliency after a first-half drought in which the Bears failed to attempt a single shot on goal. The drought did not last long, however. In the 55th minute, Michael Munoz headed in a goal on an assist from breakout freshman Seth Casiple to put the Bears up, 1-0. Not even 10 minutes later, a foul in the Vermont penalty box gave Cal a chance for a penalty kick to build a twoscore advantage. Tony Salciccia, the nimble junior midfielder, stepped up and rocketed the ball into the back of the net to give a Cal a 2-0 advantage. The scoring barrage continued in the 74th minute when super sub Michael Shaddock took a long pass from defender Chris Ortega and beat Vermont goalie Dave Ramada in a one-on-one
Quick Look: m. munoz: goal t. salciccia: goal k. peach: 10 saves opportunity to finish the scoring. Dave Ramada, the Catamount goalkeeper, wasn’t as fortunate as Peach. Despite Cal’s 16 fewer shots and paltry three shots on goal, Ramada was unable to save anything, enabling the conversion of all three shots on goal and finishing the day without a save. The Bears played impressively despite the 80-degree weather, which hampered all the players’ physical conditions. “It was a good team performance in some difficult heat today,” Grimes said. The Bears’ youthful contributions were again a bright spot in their last match of non-conference play. Casiple tacked on his team-leading fifthassist, and freshman Connor Hallisey was given his second consecutive start. “As a group, I feel the freshman are becoming more confident and relaxed,” Casiple said. “We’re spending more time with the team and a lot of the nervousness that comes with expectations are wearing off.” The recent play of Casiple and Hallisey is undoubtedly a testament to the improved performance of the young players. The Vermont match wraps up Cal’s non-conference schedule. The Bears finished their preseason play with a 3-2-2 record. But the Bears may soon miss the cushy confines of their non-conference matchups. A formidable Pac-12 stretch awaits the club, with the likes of UCLA, and Stanford on the schedule in the next 10 days.
This past weekend, the Cal men’s tennis team faced some unexpected difficulties, but senior Ahmed Ismail stepped up and handled them with poise. Carlos Cueto, a senior scheduled to play for the Bears in the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic, dropped out due to a sprained ankle, and was replaced by Ismail at the last minute. On this first day of play, Ismail came out and earned the first win of the tournament for the Bears, beating Grant Ive of Tulsa 6-4, 6-4. The Bears also earned the final win of the tournament, with Andrews capturing the Classic’s crown. Andrews’ first win of the tournament came on the heels of Ismail’s opening victory at the Meadowood Resort in St.Helena, Calif. Andrews and sophomore Ben McLachlan earned their Friday wins over USTA junior players. “It is different playing them (the junior players), because they haven’t
totally matured into their game yet,” Andrews said. “But they are still really good players and the matchups were good for everyone.” Also on Friday, the doubles team of Andrews and McLachlan outplayed its Tennessee opponents, bringing the Bears’ total record for the day to 4-1. In the second round of singles play starting on Saturday, Ismail defeated a highly ranked opponent in Casey Watt of Notre Dame, the very same player that Andrews beat last weekend in an exciting match at the Olympia Fields Country Club Invitational. The Bears ended Saturday adding four more wins to their tournament record and maintaining undefeated play for Ismail and Andrews. On Sunday morning, the team was faced with another slight difficulty that it easily overcame in the form of inclement weather. The rain delayed play for a couple hours, but soon cleared up nicely, allowing the tournament to continue. After making their way through the rounds of singles and proceeding tie-breaker shootout, Andrews and
McLachlan were the last two competitors standing, and faced each other in the ultimate match of the tournament. “I was actually happy to play Ben in the final,” Andrews said. “It really showed how strong our team is.” In the final match, the first to 10 points would emerge the winner. Andrews was losing 7-5 when he got a made a successful volley that McLachlan missed, effectively turning the momentum in the senior’s favor. After battling back and forth, the match ended with score of 10-7 with Andrews as the victor. “At first we were both a bit nervous and making a lot of mistakes, but after a bit we got into it and started to play really well,” Andrews said. The win earned Andrews the prestigious Norman Minor Sportsmanship Award and a wildcard bid into a USTA sponsored event in the future. “Overall it was a good day for the Bears,” assistant coach Tyler Browne said. “The tournament won’t directly affect our ranking as a team, but it was still great practice and a great confidence booster.”
Women’s squad ties for first, men’s team finishes ninth in invitational Deborah Maier leads unranked Cal over seven ranked teams. By Austin Crochetiere | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org The Cal women’s cross country team went into Saturday’s Roy Griak Invitational unranked. That might change after the Bears beat out 26 other universities, including seven ranked teams, to finish in a tie for first with No. 8 Iowa State at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. “The veteran women came out and performed, asserting themselves as a national caliber team,” said coach
Tony Sandoval. Senior Deborah Maier had a stellar day, winning the 6000-meter race by 12 seconds. The All-American was hanging in second at both the 1,000 and 3,000 meter marks, but she put it in high gear for the final 3,000 meters to finish with a time of 20:29.2. “Deborah winning the individual title reiterates that she is one of the top runners in America,” Sandoval said. “She is a veteran, very savvy. She ran into control early and then took control of the whole field at about 4,000 meters.” It wasn’t just Maier; Cal’s four other top finishers helped solidify the victory. Chelsea Reilly finished 18th with a time of 21:08.5 and Taylor Dutch finished 25th with a time of 21:18.2. “Both Reilly and Dutch have not had big cross country success thus far,
so for them this was a huge step forward,” Sandoval said. Also scoring were freshman Kelsey Santisteban and Elisa Karhu who finished 34th and 50th, respectively. After adding the places of each runner, the Bears finished with a team score of 128 to tie for the women’s title. “This victory will earn us some respect, but it also validates that last year disappointment was for real,” Sandoval said. “Now it’s just a matter of keeping everyone healthy all the way to the end and garnering some national offers.” The men’s team also had a strong performance in the 8,000 meter race, finishing ninth in a field of 24 teams despite being short handed. Before the start of the race, injury and sickness forced the withdrawal of starters Cody Schmidt and Chris
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By Chris Yoder | Staff email@example.com In the Cal menâ€™s swimming teamâ€™s meet with Cal Poly this weekend, the rules dictated that neither team was to be declared winner. In spite of the rules, it was obvious which team left the pool with the more talented swimmers. The Bears finished with the top 15 overall times, and sophomore Marcin Tarczynski finished with the lowest aggregate time from five events, being named â€œKing of the Poolâ€? for the second consecutive year. Tarczynski finished with an overall time of 4:16.18 in Fridayâ€™s pentathlon, an aggregate of times in the 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 free, and 100 individual medley (IM). The sophomore finished second in the 100 fly and 100 back, and third in the 100 IM at the Anderson Aquatic Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif. But the pentathlon was more a testament to the depth of coach David Durdenâ€™s squad than any one individual. Of the 26 Cal swimmers competing, 20 finished with the top 22 overall times. Although Tarczynski won with an overall time of 4:16.18, junior Tom Shields recorded the meetâ€™s top times in four of the five events â€“ 100 fly (48.42), 100 back (48.91), 100 free (45.21) and 100 IM (50.40). Senior Martin Liivamagi won the 100 breast with a time of 55.79. The fifth-year head coach was impressed with Shieldsâ€™ performance. The junior improved his time over last yearâ€™s event in three races, including an improvement in 100 IM by over a full second. â€œHe was a little more improved at this time this year than he was last year in backstroke, and his freestyle was really good,â€? Durden said. â€œHeâ€™s feeling more comfortable this season and coming into more of a leadership role.â€? Calâ€™s top four swimmers finished in the same order as last yearâ€™s pentathlon. After Tarczynski, Liivamagi (4:17.50) and Shields (4:17.79) finished second and third overall for the Bears, respectively. Seniors Mathias Gydesen (4:18.00) and Nolan Koon (4:19.35) rounded out the top five. Sophomore Joseph Wasko had the best overall time for Cal Poly, finishing 16th with a time of 4:37.28. The Bears also swept the leaderboard in each individual race. Cal took the top 11 overall times in the 100 fly and 100 back, the top seven times in the 100 breast, the top 12 times in the 100 free, and the top 13 times in the 100 IM. The Bears also swept all four of Saturdayâ€™s co-ed relays, combining with the Cal womenâ€™s swimming team to win two 200 medley relays and two 200 freestyle relays.
By Samantha Yee | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Fresh off the heels of their second NCAA team title in three years, the No.1 Cal womenâ€™s swimming team dominated Cal Poly in their first meet of the year in San Luis Obispo, Calif., this weekend. Junior Caitlin Leverenz swam the lowest combined time of 4:45.12 in five 100-yard events on Friday to win the Queen of the Pool title for her third consecutive season. Her winning time was almost three seconds faster than last yearâ€™s 4:48.03. â€œFor me, itâ€™s just a confidence booster that Iâ€™m starting off in a better place than I was last year and I can move forward from here,â€? Leverenz said. After Leverenz, Calâ€™s top five consisted of
endâ€™s meet. Breed came in fourth place in the Queen of the Pool meet, and Bing and Kong swam on a winning relay team. Early wins from the freshme act as a baseline for strong performance this year. â€œWe have a different team this year,â€? Cal assistant coach Kristen Cunnane said. â€œWeâ€™re stronger and we have more bodies than last year, and we have to work on using that to our advantage.â€? Many of the returning swimmers dropped several seconds from last yearâ€™s marks in the Queen of the Pool meet. Senior Shelley Harperâ€™s time of 4:52.90 was four seconds faster than last yearâ€™s time of 4:56.43. â€œThis meet was a really good start to the year,â€? Cunnane said. â€œA lot of people made some big improvements, so if we can make improvements overall from last season, weâ€™ll be in good shape for the end of the year.â€?
Inconsistency overshadows Bearsâ€™ weekend By Karan Karia | Staff email@example.com The Cal womenâ€™s golf team entered the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview this past weekend looking to play consistently as a team, get a feel for the course and continue its dominance in the short game. The team accomplished two of its goals, but one of them still needs work. â€œWe came out playing flat,â€? said coach Nancy McDaniel. â€œWhen we are playing against the top teams in the nation, we need to be able to play three rounds of golf.â€? The Bears finished 10th out of 18 at the tournament in Franklin, Tenn. Cal competed against much-heralded competitors such as Alabama, Virginia and Vanderbilt, but the team title was eventually won by
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UCLA. The tournament was held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course, the site of this yearâ€™s NCAA Championships to be held in late March. â€œI think we showed that we can stack up against the top teams, as long as we all play together,â€? McDaniel said. There were many great individual performances, but the team could not find any consistency or continuity in its play. Senior Emily Childs finished the third round with a one-under 71, but did not experience the same success in the previous rounds. Joanne Lee, on the other hand, finished the second round at par, but shot a combined 12-over in the other rounds. Even with their inconsistency, McDaniel found hope in her players while their brilliance lasted.
â€œEmily and Joanne gave us a lot of confidence that we could really compete,â€? McDaniel said. As a team, the Bears finished with a score of 893, which put them at +29 for the tournament. The player with the lowest score, senior Daniela Holmqvist, finished tied for 16th. Cal improved 16 strokes from its first round total to its second, from a 306 to a 290. All in all, the team felt satisfied coming out of the tournament since it was able to do part of what it set out to, which was to gain familiarity with the course, where it hopes to compete in the spring for a national title. â€œWe felt that getting a feel for the course was really important, and itâ€™s good that we have played here now, and we know what to expect for next time,â€? McDaniel said.
From Page 8 Walden, yet their loss did not end up striking a huge blow to the menâ€™s team. The top two finishers for the men were junior Collin Jarvis and senior Maxime Chevee. Although Jarvis finished 15th and Chevee finished 18th, their times were separated by a mere nine-tenths of a second, a testament to the team work of the two veterans, who ran together for the whole race.
senior Liv Jensen (4:48.78), sophomore Melissa Bates (4:51.31), freshman Catherine Breed (4:51.58) and senior Sara Isakovic (4:51.66). On Saturday, the Cal menâ€™s and womenâ€™s swimming teams combined to win all four coed relays against the Mustangs. Kaylin Bing, Yvette Kong, Martin Liivamagi and Shayne Fleming won the first event, the 200-yard medley relay, with a time of 1:38.67. Katherine Raatz, Mikkel-Ane Stipe, Nolan Koon and Nick Trowbridge won the last three events. The foursome clocked a time of 1:30.49 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:38.19 in the 200-medley relay and 1:29.40 in the 200-free relay. The meet was the first opportunity to see the freshmen compete, and three of the six newcomers to the team placed in this week-
The less experienced runners also rose to the occasion, with three â€” J.P. Slater, Simon Schmidt and Matt Peterson â€” finishing in the top 100. â€œWe expected Collin and Maxime to run well, but I saw J.P., Simon, and Matt move up and pass some people,â€? Sandoval said. â€œToday, the men showed they had the potential to be fourth or fifth at full strength; nevertheless the others did a great job stepping up.â€?
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Sophomore receiver Keenan Allen had a 90-yard touchdown reception on Saturday. The first-quarter play was the longest pass play in school history.
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By Jack Wang | Senior Staff email@example.com SEATTLE — On its fourth snap of the game, the Cal offense covered 90 yards on a single pass. That the Bears couldn’t cover two in four tries spelled their downfall. The Cal football team’s 31-23 loss at Washington on Saturday had all the makings of a comeback. Quarterback Zach Maynard commanded one of his most impressive drives of the season, marching the Bears down 85 yards at Husky Stadium. The movement was stunning in its simplicity, Maynard locking in on half-brother Keenan Allen — the man responsible for the longest reception in school history. The Husky defense gave, and the siblings took. And my, the Dawgs were looking generous. Backed up to a second-and-15 on their own 8-yard line, Maynard and Allen began unwrapping the turf in double-digit chunks — 12 yards here, 17 yards there, another 12, seven, 19. All but 18 yards of the 15-play drive filled up Allen’s receiving statline, a 197-yard day bettered only four times in Cal history. And when Allen lined up against single coverage on fourthand-2, well, didn’t that almost look too easy? “I knew I was going to him the whole time,” Maynard said. But the ball left his hand, and it kept sailing until it crossed the end zone sideline. The last 20-odd seconds ticked off the clock, the players shook hands, and the second-guessing began. Just a few plays earlier, Washington’s pass interference penalty and what would be the last of Allen’s receptions combined for 34 yards,
z. maynard: 23-43 passing, 349 yards, td i. sofele: 98 yards rushing, 17 carries k. allen: 10 catches, 197 yards, td m. jones: 6 catches, 79 yards
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advancing Cal to a first-and-goal on the 2. First down: Maynard misses tight end Anthony Miller on the right side. Second down: tailback Isi Sofele pushes the ball up the gut, but gains only one yard. Some wonder why C.J. Anderson, 25 pounds heavier and responsible for the Bears’ lone red-zone touchdown, didn’t get his number called. Third down: Sofele gets the ball again, losing a yard and causing Cal fans to collectively question Jeff Tedford’s red-zone playcalling. “We were on the one and thought we could punch it in,” Tedford said. “We didn’t.” So the Bears turned to the same play that, two weeks ago, helped them escape Colorado with a victory. That the play failed doesn’t erase the fact that Cal’s offense — one year after Tedford’s first losing campaign — has apparently found a few piles of gunpowder during the offseason. In his very short time in blue and gold, Maynard has begun cementing a reputation for coming through on third downs, a big-play factor that Cal lacked in 2010. While the his
numbers may eventually normalize, the junior transfer from Buffalo showed off some of that same flair in the official Pac-12 opener. Trouble was, the Huskies showed even more. The offense was a question mark heading into September, but it’s the Bears’ defense, the conference’s gem a year ago, that has been underwhelming thus far. In Boulder, it surrendered 474 passing yards to Buffs quarterback Tyler Hansen, a school record earned by a player who had never before topped 300. In Seattle, Cal was gashed by sophomore Keith Price, who tossed for 292 yards and three scores to remain in a national first-place tie in touchdown passes. Although the defense forced two turnovers, the unit struggled to bring pressure for much of the game. Price completed 19 of his 25 passes, averaging more than a first down per attempt. He bought time and threw often on the run, finding open receivers on third-andlongs. Perhaps no play exemplified this more than his 70-yard touchdown to tailback Chris Polk, a backbreaker that gave the Huskies their final lead early in the fourth. Price had been sacked for eight yards two plays prior, and the Huskies were now in an unfriendly third-and-12 on their own 30. Polk, who had at that point been limited to 43 yards on the ground and 15 yards receiving, streaked down the middle on a seam route. Coverage broke, and Washington had an easy six. “Today, we got snake-bit by the big play,” said defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, who went on to reaffirm his faith in his defense. The Bears will see more dangerous passing schemes soon — a visit to Oregon, a visit from USC — but they’ll have the bye week to prepare. Or, to stew over the loss.
own 31-23 with one drive left, Jeff Tedford made the sort of call no one could have imagined him making just a year ago — he went for it on fourth down. And this was a risky one, a fourth-and-3 with Cal pinned on its own 20. There were about four minutes left on the clock, and the Bears still had two timeouts. It certainly wasn’t Tedford’s only option. That he trusted Zach Maynard to pull it off speaks volumes about his faith in the offense. That Maynard converted it with a 17-yard pass to Keenan Allen — one of many big plays he made on Saturday — rewarded that faith. Granted, it was against one of the worst defenses in the conference. And it was on a day when the Bears’ own defense showed that last year’s dominance won’t return soon. In 2010, Cal had the top unit in the Pac-12, one that ranked in the top 20 nationally. Firm against both the run and the pass, the Bears were able to keep some games close even with a feeble offense — the 15-13 loss to eventual Pac-10 champion Oregon being the most striking example. Even after losing an NFL draft pick in every area — defensive end Cameron Jordan, linebacker Mike Mohamed, safety Chris Conte — many expected much of the same this year. The offense looked to be a bigger concern after the loss of star tailback Shane Vereen, and Maynard was still too much of a mystery to most outsiders. The Bears’ past two signing classes included potential defensive stars, and it wouldn’t have surprised too many to see them emerge to fill those holes. That hasn’t been the case. Thus far, Cal looks prone to giving up as many big plays as it creates. Four times on Saturday, Washington’s Keith Price converted on either third-and-11 or third-and-12, turning one opportunity into a 70-yard touchdown. Right now, Cal’s total defense ranks second in the Pac-12 with an average of 314.3 yards allowed, behind Stanford and just ahead of — somewhat surprisingly — Colorado. Here’s where the Presbyterian game acts as a dramatic outlier. Against the overmatched Blue Hose, the Bears gave up 48 yards — 28 of which came in the final quarter. Take out that 63-12 whipping, and Cal’s defense drops to ninth in the conference, ahead of only UCLA, Washington and Arizona. The effect is even more concerning when only examining pass defense. Cal is currently surrendering 236 passing yards per game, good for a mediocre seventh-place ranking in the Pac-12. Presbyterian only mustered 28 at AT&T Park; remove that number, and the Bears are giving up 305.3 yards per game. Only the Huskies are worse at 327.5. Comparing the Colorado game — where the Bears allowed 582 yards of offense — against Washington does show some small measure of improvement, especially given that Price appears to be a much better quarterback than the Buffs’ Tyler Hansen. Next for Cal after the upcoming bye week is Darron Thomas. The Oregon quarterback isn’t a
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Bears see no mercy in City of Angels, stain perfect record with two losses By Connor Byrne | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Trailing USC two sets to none, the No. 1 Cal volleyball team found itself down 14-13, looking for any opportunity to claw its way back into the match. When the Trojans sent over a ball that should have been an easy dig for libero Robin Rostratter, the Bears’ defensive leader got her feet tangled
Quick Look: T. Murrey: 18 kills, 19 digs, Ace S. Hawari: 9 kills, 6 blocks, ace C. Johnson: 5 kills, 3 blocks with teammate Elly Barrett’s, and the two could only helplessly watch as the ball gently fall to the floor. The play would epitomize a weekend in which nothing could go right
for Cal, a team that came into the weekend having won 39 of 40 sets but lost six of seven on the road trip. On their first conference road trip, the Bears suffered their first two losses of the season and won just one set. The team was swept by No. 12 USC (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) on Friday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. On Saturday, the Bears endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of No. 7 UCLA (25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15). After trouncing No. 4 Washington in
straight sets a week prior, USC completely embarrassed the Bears (13-2, 3-2 in the Pac-12), led by outside hitter Alex Jupiter’s 16 kill performance. Cal outside hitter Tarah Murrey notched 14 kills and 15 digs, but also committed nine hitting errors and only managed a .122 hitting percentage for the match. “We let our whole game slide,” said coach Rich Feller. “We didn’t set the ball very well, and we really didn’t make all the smart choices. The pass-
ing was spotty enough that we never were able to get into a rhythm.” Murrey’s stat line, however, looks fantastic in comparison to right side hitter Correy Johnson’s. USC (9-3, 4-1) had Johnson’s number all game, effectively neutralizing her signature slide play to the tune of 3 kills and 2 errors in 19 attempts, for an astonishingly low .053 attack percentage. “We know we’re not the best team
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