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Beier Claims Most Recent Council Bid Was His Last
by Stephanie Baer Daily Cal Staff Writer
After losing the Berkeley City Council District 7 election to incumbent Kriss Worthington for the third time, George Beier said he is ONLINE PODCAST done running for City Stephanie Baer talks to Council as his George Beier about the vision for tan- elections and his future. gible change in the district failed to break down Worthington’s 14year record. Though Beier’s support seemed to be stronger in this election — with endorsements from Mayor Tom Bates and Councilmembers Linda Maio, Darryl Moore, Laurie Capitelli, Susan Wengraf and Gordon Wozniak — Worthington narrowly beat challengers Beier and Cecilia Rosales in the second round of ranked-choice voting. The distribution of second choice votes by those who voted for write-in candidates increased Worthington’s percentage from 49.68 percent to 50.07 percent — meeting the needed 50 percent plus one vote to win the election — according to accumulated results by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters as of Saturday. “You can only do so much,” Beier said. “I did it three times ... somebody else has to pick up the ball.” Beier said his message for a revitalized Telegraph Avenue and People’s Park was not enough to secure him a spot on the council, reflecting widespread difficulty in challenging incumbents. In this year’s other three council races, each incumbent secured another four-year term in the first round — a unsurprising result, Beier said, adding
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Professor Contests Corporation With Herbicide Research by Claire Perlman Contributing Writer
Tyrone Hayes, his long hair tightly pulled back into a bun, sat where he sits for a good few hours almost every day — at a small, round table in Jupiter, a restaurant and bar on Shattuck Avenue. A beer — their signature brew — is the only thing on the table besides his laptop. But for the greater part of his work life, Hayes, an assistant professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, lives in a cluttered but comfortable laboratory in the Valley Life Sciences Building. There, he researches atrazine, an herbacide which is sprayed in quantities of about 80 million tons a year across crop fields and on residential lawns. For the last eight years, Hayes’ research on the herbicide has become the focal point of a conflict between the chemical’s producer, Syngenta Corporation, and scientists researching its effects. Hayes was brought into the media spotlight in July when the cor-
poration filed an ethics complaint with the University of California for e-mails Hayes had written, some of which were explicit, which he said were a response to threats from Syngenta employees. The subject of the controversy, atrazine, is currently the topic of a bill introduced in April in the U.S. House of Representatives seeking to ban the chemical, a re-evaluation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and two class action lawsuits filed by communities and water companies in the Midwest that allege Syngenta has placed hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs on the communities to purify herbicidetainted drinking water. Atrazine was banned in the European Union in 2003. The herbicide has been a major subject of Hayes’ research for more than a decade, dating back to 2000, when Hayes was a consultant for Syngenta. Since 2002, Hayes has published three studies — one in the journal Nature and two in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences — that demonstrate negative effects of the chemical on the sexual development of amphibians. Atrazine functions as an herbicide by disrupting photosynthesis. But when animals, like frogs, are exposed to it — even at levels below EPA regulations — it interferes with the production of estrogen, increasing it to a point where male frogs are “chemically castrated” and 1 in 10 are turned into females, according to a March study Hayes published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While several studies corroborate Hayes’ findings that atrazine is detrimental to organisms, not all agree that the herbicide is dangerous in low concentrations. “To my knowledge (and I have participated in two EPA panels that reviewed available results) nobody else has been able to get this ultra low concentration effect,” said David Skelly, a professor of ecology at Yale University, in an e-mail. Syngenta has maintained that atra-
zine poses no adverse health effects to any species, claiming that Hayes’ work has multiple errors and is not reproducible. “Over 6,000 studies conducted by Syngenta and others over the years have established the safety of atrazine,” said Syngenta’s Principal Scientist Tim Pastoor in an e-mail. “The most comprehensive study ever done on the subject — Kloas 2009 — found that atrazine had no effect on frog sexual development. If Dr. Hayes were to provide all his raw data to EPA for careful examination, as Syngenta has done with the Kloas study, the Agency would be able to evaluate the quality of his research and his claims concerning atrazine. Until then, however, his results cannot be considered reliable.” The allegation that Hayes will not share his data with the EPA is “blatantly false,” Hayes said. He said he let the agency into his lab for three days in 2002 to collect data, and in September
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Student Sues Two Hearing Panel Members by J.D. Morris Contributing Writer
Paul Vojta, chair of the conduct hearing panel and professor of mathematics, is being sued by student Daniel Nemser for alleged improper enforcement of the Code of Student Conduct.
Two members of the conduct hearing panel for a student charged for his involvement in last November’s protests, including the Nov. 20 occupation of Wheeler Hall, are being sued in small claims court over alleged violations of student rights during the hearings. UC Berkeley student Daniel Nemser filed charges against Paul Vojta, a professor of mathematics and chair of the panel, and Catherine Kauffelt, the undergraduate student on the panel, to address claims that the panel improperly enforced the campus Code of Student Conduct in many ways, including failing to begin the process in a timely manner. “This whole process violates both its own rules and state and federal laws regularly and with impunity, and the administration has basically said if you don’t like it, sue us,” said Neil Satterlund, a UC Berkeley School of Law student and member of the Campus Rights Project, which has been advising students facing conduct cases.
According to Daniela Urban, also a law student and Campus Rights Project member, Vojta was served his court documents Tuesday at another conduct hearing, while, as of Saturday, Kauffelt had not been served because she could not be located. Urban said Vojta had not yet responded to the suit. By continuing to hold Nemser’s hearings when the timeline to do so had already expired, Urban said Vojta violated the code. Kauffelt is also being sued because Urban said she had a hostile demeanor and “did not give the appearance of being nonbiased.” Urban added that other members of the panel may also be taken to small claims court in the future. Vojta declined to comment, and Kauffelt and Nemser could not be reached for comment as of press time. But Chief Campus Counsel Christopher Patti said in an e-mail that the suits are “completely unfounded.” “The students and faculty who serve on these panels have volunteered their time in good faith to ensure that accused students receive due process,”
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Though Measures S and T granted the city of Berkeley license to tax the medical marijuana industry and permits seven new “cannabusinesses,” merely developing and implementing the application process for the permits may take more than six months, making it difficult to say when the sites will actually begin operation. Measure T, passed with 64 percent of the vote, allows the city to permit six new 30,000-square-foot cultivation sites to operate in West Berkeley’s M
district as well as a fourth dispensary. The measure also calls for the reconstitution of the Medical Marijuana Commission to bring it under city purview. Measure S — approved overwhelmingly with 82 percent of the vote — places a tax of 2.5 percent on for-profit “cannabusinesses” and a tax of $25 per square foot up to 3,000 square feet, with every square foot thereafter taxed at $10, on non-profits. In light of Measure T’s passage, the city now has the green light to finalize an application process. Though the current commission will most likely put the finishing touches on their fi-
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As the University of California’s budget crisis continues, administration officials have consistently pointed to the state to shoulder the system’s costs, a theme which will continue Thursday when the Board of Regents meets to discuss the university’s pension system. While the UC and its employees have already resumed contributions to the fund — which was $14 billion underfunded as of August 2010 — the state, which has a crushing funding problem of its own, has not, hindering the program’s recovery from its financial straits. The massive unfunded liability — accrued due to poor investment returns, increasing payments to retirees and a lack of contributions to the fund for almost two decades — necessitated UC President Mark Yudof ’s Oct. 26 decision to recommend to the regents a new model for the pension program, which will alleviate pressure on the fund as it regains its financial footing but will still require state funding to return to good financial health. The UC attempted to address a portion of this issue in its original budgetary request to the state for the 2010-11 fiscal year by asking for $96 million towards the pension’s underfunded status but received no money earmarked to fix the problem, despite independent support for resumed contributions. A Nov. 10 report by California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office — a nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor for the state — stated that contributions must resume soon or future generations will suffer due to actions taken this year. Gary Schlimgen, UC director of retirement policy and planning, identified resuming state contributions sooner rather than later as important for a different reason. “What’s causing such a big wake-up call here is (pension contributors) are like, ‘Oh my god! I can’t afford that,’” he said. “We’re going to be ramping up over time to that level, and you’ve got to be building that into your budgets.” He said resumed state contributions are critical because the UC cannot collect pension contributions from other funding sources until all employer groups pay into the plan. Until the state contributes, the university cannot charge payments into the pension program from federal contracts, grants and other government employers, such as the U.S. Department of Energy, that finance a large portion of research undertaken throughout the UC system. But despite the apparent necessity for resumed state contributions, no concrete agreement between the state and the UC exists requiring the state to pay into the UC’s pension fund, unlike pension programs in the CSU and other public education systems, which have legal compacts with the state requiring set contribution levels, according to Jason Sisney, state finance director at the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The state went so far as to include a line in its 2009-10 budget stating that the legislature would never have the intent to explicitly fund the UC retirement program, language later removed under pressure from the university. But Sisney said the absence of legal obligation does not mean the state should not pay into the fund. The lack of state funds forces the university to shoulder a disproportionately large share of the funding burden, Schlimgen said, something it cannot do while maintaining other aspects of the university at their current levels. He said campuses are having to take money out of operating budgets, funds which could otherwise be used to finance other projects such as academic programs or campus infrastructure projects. Yudof said in an interview last week he has had some limited contact with Governor-elect Jerry Brown regarding the UC’s pension plan. “I’m hoping he will be receptive,” Yudof said. “We have taken steps to put our house in order, and I know the governorelect is very astute and is probably thinking about how ... (to) put the state’s house in order, including pension benefits.” Javier Panzar of The Daily Californian contributed to this report. Jordan Bach-Lombardo covers higher education. Contact him at email@example.com.
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abel (n.) — a brief description given for purposes of identification. Yes, I know my face is confusing. Believe it or not, I kind of figured it out a while ago. And I’ve been pressured to write about this topic since I started at the Daily Cal a year ago. Surely, I have some fascinating perspective, naturally, as a representative of a very small but growing group. Except for the fact that I would never speak on behalf of a group, particularly one that I’m automatically considered a representative of. Besides, people who are half Asian and half white don’t exactly have a unified party line we’re trying to get across. I don’t really know what I’m supposed to say about it. And it’s weird for me to talk about race in the same way I feel uncomfortable talking about politics — one: I haven’t exactly chosen a party, and two, I’ve been taught that in polite company you’re supposed to pretend that it’s not noticeable, and it doesn’t exist. The topic feels strange because despite growing up in a world where I was taught that we are unique butterflies who need to embrace our diversity, I was also taught that we don’t bring up the differences we see in other people. Remember, you’re unique. Just like everyone else. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Just don’t point anything out! So, this subject just feels a little odd, inappropriate and maybe even politically incorrect. Or is it super politically correct — I don’t even know anymore. And even if we don’t talk about ethnicity, I feel like a lot of us care about it. I’d estimate that one in fifty people I meet stops me to ask the specifics of where I “came from.” And this doesn’t just happen in the middle of the street with the uncouth — it’s happened in class, during office hours and, unbelievably, in the midst of a job interview. I’m usually asked very casually and with a bit of a sheepish smile. And when they find out, they just kind nod and look somewhat amused. Nothing really changes, but some curiosity is fulfilled. And I’m never really sure what just happened. o, I can tell a lot of us are thinking about ethnicity and culture, even if we feel strange talking about it. After all, I can’t count how many of my peers have turned back to their culture in college by joining clubs, enrolling in specific history or literature classes and, most noticeably, taking languages. When I ask why, many explain, with a slightly apologetic shrug, that it seemed like a fun thing to do. That this might be the last chance they have to learn or feel connected to their culture. And that’s fairly true, considering how rare it is to have so many classes that teach about countries and languages that countless people haven’t even heard of. I certainly tried to embrace my culture through classes, feeling like I really just should while I had the opportunity. While I had a great time learning a language, and I honestly enjoyed myself, I realize now that I took the class for the wrong reason — because I wanted to be able to prove to other people that I was
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authentically Asian, especially since I didn’t even understand half the things of stuff-white-people-like. After being asked for fifteen years why I couldn’t speak my grandmother’s tongue and facing accusations that I was whitewashed, I felt like I had to somehow prove myself. roublesome terms aside, I had doubted myself and my “authenticity” to the point that I was sure that learning the language would answer all of my questions. It didn’t come naturally or fill some hole in my life. At the end, I sounded like what I was — a non-native speaker who took a beginner’s course. In fact, the only phrase I can recall off the top of my head translates as “Hey little sister, why don’t you have a husband yet,” a phrase that has single-handedly made my last family reunion awkward. And after making an ass of myself with sloppy tripthongs and a shameful misuse of honorifics, I realized that maybe I should stick with English, for the good of humanity. Many of us deal with the question of how are we going to define ourselves. It’s pretty natural to look back at the past — the far past, the mother country (if you even remember where it’s supposed to be) — and try to find something you’ve missed, the thing that’s going to put all of your questions of identity and authenticity to rest. And I know in college and high school we try on a lot of different labels not only to see which one will define who we are but also tell us how we should act. When I first came here, I had a lot of clubs to choose from and consider. I could define myself ethnically, athletically (in theory), religiously or professionally. Who was I going to be? What was I going to put on applications and be proud of in interviews? I know why we have labels. They simplify life and organize concepts. They help people to know what to expect from us, and many of the assumptions they contain can be true. But a lot isn’t. For example, as a woman, I’ve been told that I should want low-fat yogurt, commitment, shopping and talking about my feelings. Yeah. Two of those are okay. So the only wisdom I have on this matter is that when things aren’t fitting all the way, maybe it’s a sign that the problem is with the label, not with you. So where do I come from? Do you have an hour? Because this could take a while.
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it would have been “earth shattering” had he won. Former Mayor Shirley Dean, who endorsed Beier in this year’s election, said the incumbency factor prevents new leadership from moving the city forward and added that “fresh energy” could lead to better solutions. “What we need is some real leadership out there, and we’re not getting it, and it’s more and more and more apparent,” Dean said. “It is time that we make some changes, and we get some new energy because the city is just drifting.” In the 2006 elections, Beier lost by a margin of about 200 votes, but this year he was behind Worthington by about 600 votes at the end of the first round, according to the registrar results. Beier said he could have met more residents during the campaign and added that in the end, negative literature distributed throughout the district — such as one flier that alleged he closed Willard pool — hurt his chances of winning. At a Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsement meeting in September, Beier revealed that two unnamed council members called him after a council meeting this summer and said they voted against Worthington’s proposal to redirect money for the pool — which closed July 1 — because they did not want Worthington to enter the election with a victory in regards to the pool issue. Since the meeting, several community members have asked Beier to release the names of the two council members, but Beier has consistently declined to do so.
George Beier watches the election returns on Nov. 2 in his bid for a city council seat against incumbent Kriss Worthington, who won the race with 50.07 percent of the vote. “That was kind of rough,” Beier said. “It’s harder to do what I was trying to do, which was put out a vision and get people to invest in it ... it’s very easy to sort of chip away at that.” Though Beier, who has served on several city commissions and is currently president of the Willard Neighborhood Association, said he does not yet know what he will do for the city — if anything at all — he said he would like to help students form a political party, an idea he introduced during his campaign to encourage students to have a consistent voice in city politics. “I would like to see a student win in either District 8 or District 7,” he said.
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of the same year, Thomas Steeger, a senior EPA scientist, sent him an e-mail thanking him for his cooperation. â€œAlthough you are not required to provide EPA with any information, you have been very cooperative and have shared both the raw data and standard operating procedures from your research,â€? the e-mail reads. Gail Prins, a professor of physiology at
the University of Illinois at Chicago who signed a letter with 15 other scientists addressed to UC officials supporting Hayesâ€™ work, said Syngentaâ€™s inability to replicate Hayesâ€™ exact results is not relevant. â€œI know that what Dr. Hayes does is solid. Itâ€™s done with appropriate scientific methods, the data is reasonable, and itâ€™s solid good research,â€? she said. â€œIn science, very rarely is anything identically repeated.â€? Both in 2003 and in 2006, EPA re-
Marijuana: Oakland Voters Also Raise Taxes on Industry from PAGE 2 necessary to craft effective regulation. Commission member Kris Hermes said given the extent to which the commission has worked with city staff to develop an application process, he hopes the current commissionâ€™s recommendations would be used â€œin part, if not in full.â€? â€œIt certainly doesnâ€™t help anyone to completely reinvent the wheel,â€? he said. The council asked the commission to construct a rubric that gives preference to applicants intending to engage with the community, maintain solid safety standards and use â€˜greenâ€™ culti-
vation methods, among other things. The current commission has recommended the council adopt a two-tier process, which would allow it to weed out clearly unfeasible applications while focusing its attention and time on those that are particularly promising. After the council approves a final application process, the city will start taking applications and eventually designate permits for up to six applicants. â€œBefore somebody can actually sign a lease for some space,â€? Capitelli said. â€œ(It will be) six or seven months.â€? Capitelli said the city has received inquiries about the cultivation sites
water sources and other bodies of waterâ€? also prompted the agencyâ€™s decision to reevaluate the herbicide. The EPA held hearings in April and again in September, at which Hayes testified, presenting his newest research, which is set to be published in February 2011 with data contributed from 18 other labs in 12 different countries. In the study, Hayes said he and his colleagues looked at the effects of atrazine on gonadal development on a wide range of species, from mammals to amphibians to reptiles. In addition
from the East Coast, Los Angeles and even from abroad. Oakland voters also chose to further tax and regulate their cannabis industry during the election, raising the tax on â€œcannabusinessesâ€? from 1.8 percent to 5 percent. With the city evaluating a range of proposals of up to 200,000 square feet for its four anticipated facilities, Oaklandâ€™s industry has been referred to as the â€œWalmartâ€? of weed. Many representatives of the Berkeley medical marijuana industry have expressed concern that the facilities could undercut Berkeleyâ€™s ability to remain competitive, while others said Berkeley would likely find a niche market in local, organic marijuana.
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Transit) had been willing to negotiate. In the end, we took a wage cut but decided that it should be tied to maintainAC Transit halted weekend ser- ing service at least through March.â€? According to Hudson, there will be vice cuts planned for December on Wednesday as part of the conclusion a six percent wage cut this year, with to an ongoing arbitration and negotia- a further 5 percent decrease next year and 3 percent in the third year. tions with its bus driversâ€™ union. Beverly Greene, spokesperson for The disputeâ€™s arbitration panel released its decision last Friday, resulting AC Transit, said the agreement was in a new three-year contract and bring- one step forward in stabilizing the dising an end to months of heated labor ne- trictâ€™s finances. gotiations between the district and the â€œThe $38 million we will save over Amalgamated Transit Local Union 192. three years helps us continue to work According to an AC Transit state- on the sustainability of the organizament, the new contract requires union tion,â€? she said. members to contribute to health and The cancelled December cuts benefit plans and agree to some work planned to eliminate 39 of 56 weekend rule and holiday service changes, sav- routes, which would impact about 25 ing the district approximately $38 mil- percent of weekend riders, according lion over the next three years. to AC Transit officials. In turn, the district agreed to stop â€œWe are glad that we are able to put proposed December cuts aimed to save this behind us,â€? Greene said. â€œBut we $5.5 million. An $8.5 million reduction are not out of the woods yet. We are dein labor costs for the fiscal year 2010-11 pendent on revenues that are down.â€? Mn^l]Zr%CZgnZkr++%+))1 will cover the targeted cost savings, acHudson added she was glad negocording to a district fiscal assessment. tiations were over for the next three The decision comes after eight years, but was still concerned about months of contentious negotiation be- possible future cuts. tween the district and the union. The â€œI donâ€™t know where it is going,â€? she process began in April in anticipation said. â€œWe took a wage cut and AC tranof the contactâ€™s expiration on July 30. sit has the opportunity to do with it what In July, the district imposed the con- they like â€” those scheduled service cuts tract, which the union challenged in in December were going to strand minorcourt, resulting in a court order that ity communities, and they didnâ€™t care.â€? sent both parties to arbitration. â€œPeople are still transit-dependent Union president Claudia Hudson and need service, and drivers still need said the contract is intact, but the to maintain decent working conditions union is still not happy. and a decent living for their families. â€œThey wanted to tear up our contract,â€? she said. â€œWe would have reached Contact Kate Lyons at the same decision months ago if (AC firstname.lastname@example.org.
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what: TDPS’ ‘Deviations’ WHERE: Durham Studio Theater, UCB COST: $10 for students; $15 general. when: Showing through Nov. 21
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Non-Standard Deviation by David Getman Contributing Writer
eviations,” a play written and directed by Joe Goode, opens with the feral howl of a character crawling around stage like a rabid dog. It’s an indication of the dynamic vignettes and raw physicality in PHOTO SLIDESHOW the scenes to come, and See more shots of Joe also of this play’s desire to Goode’s ‘Deviations’ shock and stimulate. Goode’s directorial style online at dailycal.org. integrates forms of dance, spoken word and song and vacillates between tense drama and dark humor. This makes for an experimental production, in this case even more so because “Deviations,” staged by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the Durham Studio Theater, is billed as a student collaboration. In crafting his script, Goode incorporated written responses from his theater students about their personal digressions and experiences. “Deviations” engages the audience almost as a third partner in the project, in one scene quite literally, and otherwise by demanding that the viewer string together its disparate narratives and styles. It explores the interactions between seven characters on the verge of self-discovery: one pair of characters are trapped in a marriage on the rocks; another character, Belinda, is intrigued by her studies in metaphysics; Devin is contemplating a potential love interest in a cafe. These sketches occasionally overlap, occasionally dip into pure fantasy and occasionally feel as though Goode is just throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks. Not necessarily a bad tactic in a production like this one, and an aspect that makes this show captivating on the whole but at times disjointed. Goode’s melding of varied theater forms demands much of the show’s actors, and so the great natural charisma of Laurel Stark and Robert Lee Holmes III, who portray Belinda
and Devin, serves them well. Holmes must use his body as much as his singing voice and acting chops; the same goes for Stark, twirling around in platform boots and a Snooki Pouf. At one point, Geoffrey (Anthony Ferrese) manifests his discontent in his relationship with his wife by contorting his entire body onto a kitchen table to the accompanying sounds of a circus. “Deviations” is very successful in synthesizing the fluid synchronized dances that act as emotive shadows for the characters’ dramatic monologues. As Bradley (Michael J. Kunze) ambles onto the scene, he is trailed by two actors who respond to his interior dialogue by thrusting their bodies: flinging themselves onto the floor only to pivot into the air again in graceful deliberate movements. These backdrops add a lively, visceral facet to the production that manages to feel organic. When this collision between styles occurs, a tennis-match sense of urgency rushes through the crowd as audience members decide where to look: at several points, a large wall projector offers a choice between digital close-up or live character. However, when in one scene the character of “Sonia the Dog Girl” hides behind a couch to touch herself and loudly moan to a children’s story, it becomes difficult to know where to situate oneself as a viewer. It’s almost as if she’s trying to prove what prude theatergoers we are to question the dramatic validity of the moment. Understandably then, some of these scenes can feel out of nowhere, emphasized by a hasty ending that tacks the storylines together in a sort of grand catharsis – let’s just say it involves a (real) dog this time. By starting and ending with these canine stunts, Goode underlines in red ink the fact that his is an unconventional piece. However, it’s when “Deviations” strays in form more quietly, in its background dance sequences and the interplay between two actors, that the play truly calls attention to itself. Bark rabidly at David at email@example.com.
Goode intentions. UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies is staging ‘Deviations,’ written and directed by Joe Goode in collaboration with his students. The play explores the lives of seven characters.
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ew contemporary filmmakers capture the inner cries of our times with greater eloquence than Kelly Reichardt. Haunted by economic doldrums and fractured working-class psyches, her films are meditations on a mercurial America, pondering the present through bracingly frank snapshots of small-town life and the tenuous bond between individuals and nature. Reichardt herself graced Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive from Thursday to Saturday, where a comprehensive retrospective of her body of work played to audiences. From 1994’s “River of Grass” to 2008’s “Wendy and Lucy,” her 14-year filmmaking career offers us an indelible look at characters who hail from the fringes of American society, both by choice and by circumstance.
The Cinema of Kelly Reichardt At the Pacific Film Archive
by David Liu
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eichardt’s feature debut came in the form of “River of Grass” (1994), a movie about a roguish romance that blossoms between a pair of deadbeats living in suburban Miami. It’s a brazen first film, raw at the edges and refreshingly unafraid to wear its influences on its sleeve. From the opening montage of home videos to the framing of the Everglades as an antidote to suburban ennui, the film suggests as much about its creator as it does about its characters: Reichardt was born in Miami, and her father’s occupation as a crime scene detective clearly made an impression on her formative years. Her characters Cozy (Lisa Bowman) and Lee Ray Harold (Larry Fessenden) are Bonnie and Clyde for the slacker generation, imperfectly embodying the latter’s particular brand of pop-culture nihilism: “If we weren’t killers, we weren’t anything.” A five-year hiatus from filmmaking ended with Reichardt’s adaptation of Herman Raucher’s novel “Ode to Billy Joe,” a haunting tale of a teenage boy living in rural Mississippi who commits suicide by drowning. Clocking in at 50 minutes, Reichardt’s version is simply titled “Ode,” and the film itself echoes this candid austerity. Like in “River of Grass,” we see the world from the perspective of a lonely young woman, constricted by her upbringing and family lifestyle. Reichardt contrasts the excitement of adolescent love with the measured pace of small-town life, painting a portrait of death and loss that’s at once saccharine and plaintive. Filmed in Super 8 on a infinitesimal budget, “Ode” seems to anticipate the inquisitive, mournful atmosphere of Reichardt’s later works, particularly the filmmaker’s penchant for minimalist storytelling. Or, as Reichardt states with disarming simplicity: “I want to make films in a private way.”
renched in images of green foliage and cascading waterfalls, Reichardt’s 14-minute short “Then a Year” (2001) opens with a voiceover reciting evocative stanzas of love, dreams and remembrance. The film then proceeds to recount a story of a woman’s murder by collecting fragments of texts taken from radio and “true crime” television specials, allowing sounds to intersect in abstract wavelengths. Visual conflicts develop between the serenity of natural habitats and the troubling underbelly of modern civilization. At 12 minutes, “Travis” (2004) is no less intrepid in its departure from conventional structure. Again returning to her penchant for intertwining found media with visual experimentation, Reichardt loops a radio interview in which a mother despairs over her army son’s passing and sets fragments of dialogue against outof-focus images of a child playing in a backyard. With their shared anti-violence subtext and empathy toward the suffering of commoners, both shorts anticipate Reichardt’s subsequent feature films in stimulating fashion.
or her sophomore feature, Reichardt shifts her lens to the Pacific Northwest, collaborating with short story writer Jon Raymond to create the quietly magnificent “Old Joy” (2006). Will Oldham plays Kurt, an aging drifter who persuades his domesticated friend Mark (Daniel London) to join him for an excursion into the woods. As they embark on their journey, Reichardt paints the outskirts of civilization in Portland as an industrial wasteland, cold and barren, standing in stark contrast with the warm, humanistic attributes she assigns to both Kurt and Mark. In a series of meandering treks into the forest, the duo’s interactions with each other transform into resplendent discourse. “Sorrow is nothing but worn-out joy,” intones the quirkily philosophical Kurt at one point. As we become intimately acquainted with Kurt and Mark through our own process of observation and synthesis, our understanding of their personalities becomes analogous to their discovery of themselves. Reichardt infuses the film with moments of timeless beauty, crafting a meditation on the division between nature and civil society and our conflicting allegiances to both.
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n “Wendy and Lucy” (2008), Michelle Williams plays a young woman journeying towards Alaska in search of job prospects. Her road trip is impeded by declining funds and a broken-down car, leaving her temporarily stranded on the outskirts of Portland with her beloved dog Lucy. After a botched attempt at petty thievery, a young grocery clerk refuses to grant her clemency; as a result, Wendy is briefly taken into custody and Lucy disappears. An elderly security guard plays the Good Samaritan, transforming into an unlikely source of moral support amid the town’s sea of indifference. As its melancholy narrative unfolds, “Wendy and Lucy” seems to have less in common with its American brethren than with the films of Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini, masters of Italian neo-realism who channeled their cinematic curiosity into tales of the poor and working class. As she walks the streets in search of catharsis, Wendy’s plight is not unlike that of Antonio Ricci in “Bicycle Thieves”: Both are deprived of the right to pursue happiness in a world where lost opportunities often call for desperate measures. But no matter. Like sojourners of ages past, the resilient heroine ultimately gains the inner strength to start off again, albeit alone. Reichardt’s approach to cinema as life-affirming art reaches a level of transcendence in the film’s conclusion. Jumping onto a moving boxcar, Wendy gazes out at the lush forests flying past, pondering her one-way ticket to an uncertain Promised Land — as are we.
Hawthorne Lives Up to Soul’s Legacy at Bimbo’s by Justin Bolois Contributing Writer
e are inherently fascinated with anomalies, things that don’t fit neatly into our conceptual categories. Take, in the extreme case, the albino, red-eyed alligator lurking in San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences, seizing visitors with bewilderment. Or, on a more pedestrian level, a customer who orders dessert before his entree. Odd, and most likely frowned upon. And then there’s the white, Jewish soul singer — Mayer Hawthorne (aka Andrew Cohen), a boychick raised just outside of the fertile musical grounds of Motor City, beloved by those willing to resign their skepticism. Although historically Jews have been linked to black genres, e.g. the rap group the Beastie Boys, jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and singer Amy Winehouse, not many male performers have come close to approaching Hawthorne’s precision in sounding like his predeces-
sors. I’m already faklempt. Mayer indeed carves an unusual figure in the current musical landscape. On the one hand, he seems to derive success from being marketed as a parody. Take for example the YouTube series “Mayer’s Love Corner,” with Mayer (debonairly seated in an armchair in front of a fireplace) offering romantic advice to earnest love inquiries. Even his stage name was taken from the gimmicky porn star appellation formula: Middle name + Street name. There is a self-mocking element in his persona, poking fun at the impossibility of such a contradiction. But what does it mean when the parody improves upon the thing it’s supposed to comically represent? Listening to his voice, you would swear that it belonged to a singer of the late ’60s-early ’70s period, a tenor landing somewhere in between Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield. But this is simply his niche. Mayer finds himself positioned in an unorthodox relationship with his music, and whether or
not the initial humor was used as a safeguard against potential outcries, he now fits comfortably into the role of a legitimate soul performer. But Mayer is certainly no slouch when it comes to the music he pays tribute to. He’s a self-proclaimed vinyl junkie, a student of the Motown juggernaut and hunter of hard-to-find soul 45s (his compilation Soul With a Hole Vol. 1 is a revealing testament to his breadth of knowledge). His debut album, fittingly titled A Strange Arrangement, exudes a romantic nostalgia that makes you wish you had grown up in the teeny-bopper era, casually escorting your date to the DriveThru to sip on malted milkshakes. Yet Mayer isn’t altogether a revivalist. Paired with his love of soul is an equal passion for hip-hop, and Mayer’s songs have that familiar bump that set them in a modern context. Bimbo’s 365 Club couldn’t have better suited Mayer’s performance this past Thursday. A historical relic of SF
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I’m still in love with you. Mayer Hawthorne showed his stage mastery last Thursday at Bimbo’s 365 Club, where he displayed the virtuoso soul-man skills for which he’s known.
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Hands across the water. Cutting Ball Theater resets Shakespeare’s last work at the bottom of a swimming pool, to great effect.
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Out of the park. ‘Out. The Glenn Burke Story’ recounts the tale of the titular player, who tested the boundaries of MLB homophobia, but the film fails to tackle his life in depth.
by Arielle Little Daily Cal Staff Writer
Pioneering Gay Baseball Player S Profiled in New Documentary by Max Siegel Contributing Writer
lenn Burke was well on his way to having a successful athletic career. In the 1970s, he wowed audiences at Berkeley High School with his agility on the basketball court. He matched his talent with an outrageous personality that, as many former teammates recall in the documentary “Out. The Glenn Burke Story,” made him the life of the party. “He was built like a Greek god,” one journalist recalls. “And he knew it.” But Burke was also a gay man in a team-based culture that was — and largely still is — homophobic. “Out,” which was produced by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, premiered at the Castro Theatre last Wednesday — an apt location, given that Burke settled in the Castro District after retiring early from baseball at age 27. Stylistically, the documentary is standard fare, crammed with many talking heads speaking their minds. At times it is frustratingly generic, to the point of coming across as lazy. Burke probably didn’t abandon basketball for baseball simply because he was “drawn to the allure of the baseball diamond.” But what “Out” lacks in finesse, it makes up for as a platform for discussing sports teams’ wariness of gay players. The film pointedly refers to a depressing statistic: Out of the 552 players who have played in Major League Baseball since Burke’s retirement, not one has come out during his career. Although Burke’s homosexuality wasn’t a total secret, he didn’t publicly come out till two years after he retired. To be sure, these are important discussions to have. They do, however, come at the cost of gaining a clear picture of Glenn Burke himself. “Out” narrows in on Burke’s career in Major League Baseball, but almost completely ignores his upbringing, and the way his family reacted to his being
gay. Such important events in his life would probably help to account for his erratic behavior. Sometimes Burke was extremely engaging; at other times, he closed himself off and hid from others. “Out” is more successful at exposing the pressure a gay person experiences in the locker room. Players were on the lookout for any behavior they deemed excessively feminine; Burke kept a red jockstrap in his locker and danced in the clubhouse. Dodgers management wanted to project a family-oriented image, and offered Burke a bonus if he got married. Instead, Burke began dating “Spunky,” the young son of Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, which quite swiftly got him kicked off the team. Things quickly went downhill for Burke. After an unpleasant stint with the A’s, Burke settled in the Castro. Though he felt more free there, he became addicted to drugs. It got so bad that a friend saw his World Series Championship ring on sale at a local thrift shop. Burke was diagnosed with AIDS soon after posters, warning of a “gay cancer,” began cropping up. In one of its more poignant sections, “Out” shows snapshots of Burke in his dying days, looking gaunt — a striking contrast to his athletic self 10 years earlier. “Out” presents Burke’s death in 1995 in an awkwardly upbeat light, noting that, “In losing his final battle, Glenn Burke won the prize he always wanted: the freedom to be himself. ... freedom without consequences, perhaps for the very first time.” It’s a bland, disingenuous comment, in part because it falsely proclaims that someone overcame extreme difficulties by dying. And in part because in the last 30-odd years, only one other MLB player — Billy Bean, who gives a revealing interview — has come out. Burke may have been comfortable with himself, but much more work needs to be done before gay players feel at home on sports teams. Max Siegel is the lead film critic. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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that opened in 1931, Bimbo’s recalls a classic aura with plush red velvet curtains, glimmering chandeliers, white-suited bathroom attendants and the sounds of clinking martini glasses. Mayer didn’t fail to play the part either. Dressed in matching red sport jackets, Mayer and his backing band the County were greeted by a roaring audience packed with Mayer lookalikes, sporting slim-cut suits and skinny ties with thick-framed glasses. One year ago Mayer had performed at the Rickshaw Stop, a little unsure of his stage presence, still processing the idea of who he was as an artist. But enough time on the road will inevitably transform an amateur into a seasoned veteran, and this transition was markedly proven. Along with the help of a new drummer, Mayer crooned his way through barbershop and doo-wop harmonies, lulling the audience into reveries with heavy backbeats layered with choppy guitar licks. Mayer played his walk-in-the-
park, love-tinged hit single “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out,” released on heartshaped vinyl no less, performed his jaunty remix of Snoop Dogg’s “Gangsta Luv” and capped the show with the crowd favorite ballad “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” The audience ate it up, and who wouldn’t, especially after he related his affinity for the Bay Area by name-dropping the Sinaloa Taco Truck in Fruitvale. What a charmer. A second album is on its way, and there have been rumors of a New Wave-type project, although this could easily be in jest. It would seem detrimental to move away from his current exploits, considering he has grasped a potent multiethnic, multi-aged fan base, but if he approaches the album with the same expertise as he did with A Strange Arrangement, the future seems auspicious. The white, Jewish kid from Ann Arbor is one of the leading faces of the soul genre — just let that phrase sink in, swish around and settle before picking up the album. Fight an albino alligator with Justin at email@example.com.
an Francisco’s Cutting Ball Theater pushes “The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s final romance, to the edge. Director Rob Melrose takes the island setting and transports it to a psychiatrist’s office at the bottom of a swimming pool, and asks us to dive in. Yes, you read that correctly: the bottom of a swimming pool. And that’s not even the most daring move this production makes. Cutting Ball’s “Tempest” cuts the normally 10-plus actor cast down to three actors, and shapes their identities in terms of a highly psychological reading of the play. As the show opens, Prospero and his daughter Miranda appear to be in the throes of some sort of counseling session, Prospero playing the role of the psychiatrist, and Miranda the patient. The “tempest” that brings to shore the Duke of Milan, his son Ferdinand and their colorful crew of fellow mariners appears to be much less an actual storm than the torment taking place within Miranda’s mind. From the beginning, the play enters difficult territory — the realm of the human psyche is dangerous, albeit fascinating territory to tread. The personalities of the three major
characters (Prospero, Miranda and Ferdinand) are subsequently projected upon the remaining roles — Caitlyn Louchard’s Miranda becomes Ariel instantly at Prospero’s bidding, and Donell Hill’s Caliban is more a primal division of Ferdinand’s subconscious. Prospero becomes a sort of puppet master, his cruelty ever more evident as he manipulates the other characters. With such a small cast, it was absolutely imperative that the acting be phenomenal. In this regard, the production more than measures up — the powerful lines in the play, though placed in this new context, ring truer than ever. Why the swimming pool then? Your guess is as good as mine. One thing, though, is certain: From a visual standpoint, this play is amazing. The set is a piece of brilliance, leaving the small EXIT on Taylor Theater utterly transformed. This coupled with astoundingly subtle special effects (think echoes of the actors’ voices) makes that bottom-of-a-swimming-pool mystique of eerie isolation almost tangible. To someone who knows “The Tempest” well enough, picking out the storyline from this production is an intriguing puzzle. However, to someone who doesn’t, well, it’s somewhat of an intriguing mess. The play expects a lot
of its audience: It draws you into an absurd world and urges you to follow it through Shakespearean language and split-second (though seamless) character changes all while actively filling in the philosophical blanks. If you miss a beat, you might simply wind up sitting there, marveling at the spectacle of the given moment (the production is wonderfully acrobatic) but with very little actual idea of what the hell is going on. This brainy reading of the play is novel, but the difficulty of making this production work is getting Shakespeare to fit within the interpretation. And in many ways, it is successful — it takes a lot of confusing and interesting questions about the play and opens them up for psychological dissection under this new light. Every piece of this show is thought-provoking — the only problem being that the way these pieces fit together is not entirely coherent. The interpretation has a hard time finding itself in the end. This raises the question: Does it really matter that by the end of the play, we as an audience aren’t entirely sure what strange, enchanted island or brave new world (that has such people in it!) we have landed in? Arielle Little is the lead theater critic. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cal Takes Six Straight Sets to Sweep Northwest Trip by Jonathan Kuperberg
Outside hitter Tarah Murrey logged her seventh double-double of the season against No. 11 Washington with 23 kills and 10 digs.
Contributing Writer The No. 4 Cal volleyball put up its lowest single-set point total of the season on Friday night. In dropping the opening set, 15-25, to No. 11 volleyball Washington, the Bears 3 let Huskies hit for a .619 Cal percentage with zero at- Washington 1 tack errors. “It was more of a loss of focus than anything,” sophomore middle hitter Shannon Hawari said. Yet, the set did not foreshadow the rest of the weekend. Rather, it turned out to be more of an aberration. Cal won the next six sets to claim its third road sweep of the Pac-10 season. The squad came back to defeat Washington, 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash. The following night , at Bohler Gymnasium in Pullman, Wash., the Bears swept Washington State (25-18, 25-21, 25-20). “I’m pretty sure Cal has never swept three of four road trips,” coach Rich Feller said. “It’s a good feeling now to come back home with
two more wins under our belt.” However, Cal’s opening set performance against the Huskies did not foretell another road sweep. Feller thought the set’s outcome was partially a result of nerves, pressure from an important road match and high expectations from being a top team. “I think we just kind of got away from basics,” Hawari said. “We struggled with passing. Because of that, we struggled in hitting.” Gradually throughout the match, the Bears’ passing and hitting picked up. Down 20-18 in the second set, junior outside hitter Tarah Murrey recorded kills on four of the next six points to give her team the lead. That was all the cushion Cal would need in the frame. The final two sets were also close, but as the Bears (23-2, 13-2 in the Pac-10) improved during the course of the match, Washington’s play only seemed to worsen. In the fourth set, the Huskies (18-7, 7-7) managed a measly .083 hitting percentage due to Cal’s prowess on the defensive end. The Bears finished with 60 digs and 11 blocks, both better numbers than Washington
had. Senior setter Carli Lloyd demonstrated her defensive abilities at the net and in the back row, recording five blocks assisted and a team-high 18 digs. Murrey registered a double-double, with 10 digs and a match-high 23 kills. “A win is always a booster of confidence going into the next game,” she said. In the next contest against the Cougars (6-18, 0-14), Cal was in complete control. Murrey notched a match-high 16 kills, but the key to the Bears’ remarkable .483 team hitting percentage may have been the effectiveness of the squad’s middle hitters. Sophomores Kat Brown and Correy Johnson both had eight kills. “Our passing was really good,” said Hawari, who recorded kills on 12 of her 16 attempts. “Their block was definitely a lot smaller than (Washington’s).” Feller credited Lloyd’s emphasis on attacking the middle in helping create more variety on offense. Washington State was unable to concentrate predominantly on Murrey and the outside. “Carli got the middles involved early,” Feller said. “(That) really kept them off-balanced.” Jonathan Kuperberg covers volleyball. Contact him at email@example.com.
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by Samuel Farahmand Contributing Writer
The race is on for the Cal cross country team after Saturday’s stunning performance at the NCAA West Regional in Springfield, Ore. The men finished third overall — their highest ever in the race — while the women were fifth for their best showing since 1988. The No. 22 men’s team placed higher than most expected and held their own against top-ranked schools like No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Oregon and No. 13 Portland. The Ducks came in first with 63 points and the Cardinal trailed closely behind with 65, while the Bears edged out the Pilots 78 to 131. “The men were solid throughout the race and to beat Portland, a perennial
cross country power, is significant,” head coach Tony Sandoval said. The No. 26 Cal women tied for fifth with unranked UC Santa Barbara at 159 points apiece. Ahead of them was a tight pack of top teams: No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Oregon and No. 11 Washington included. The Huskies claimed their third straight regional title with 73 points, just ahead of the Ducks (77), the Cardinal (86), and the Wildcats (90). “I’m so proud of the women,” Sandoval said. “(The team’s usual second scorer) Chelsea Reilly didn’t run because of a back injury. Mickey Davis filled in and ran a superb race.” Individually, there was a lot of improvement from all of the Bears. On the men’s side, Michael Coe was
third among 178 runners, finishing just behind Portland’s Trevor Dunbar and Arizona’s Stephen Sambu. “Michael actually led into the final 50 meters, but nevertheless had his best cross country race ever,” Sandoval said. Coe was one of four runners to place in the top 20, and all five scorers ended in the top 30. Steve Sodaro was the second Bear across the line in 14th, followed closely by Kari Karlsson. Sodaro moved up two spots from his 2009 result, when he led Cal with a 16th-place finish. Karlsson was also six places better than he was last fall. On the women’s side, Deborah Maier’s runner-up finish led the team and highlighted an upward trend in her regional finishes. Over her career, Maier has improved each season, going from
39th as a freshman in 2008 to 14th in 2009 to this year’s second-place result. The only runner Maier did not surpass was Oregon’s Jordan Hasay, who also took the individual title at the Pac-10 Championship on Oct. 30. “Deborah’s race with Hasay wasn’t settled until the last straightaway,” Sandoval said. “We’re waiting to see if the women get an at-large slot for NCAAs as they have run with so much heart.” Indeed, they have run with a lot of heart, rallying together in the absence of Reilly. As for now, the race is on to see if the Bears qualify for at-large berths to the 30-team NCAA Championships, which will be contested on Nov. 22, in Terre Haute, Ind. Samuel Farahmand covers cross country. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On Saint Maryâ€™s first two possesov each put two goals up on the score- sions of Sundayâ€™s matinee match-up, board for their team in addition to Contributing Writer the Cal womenâ€™s basketball team deGreenwood. flected a pass and The No. 1 Cal menâ€™s water polo team Cal limited freshman Balazs Erdelyi, made a steal. w. hoops Mankl]Zr%FZr,%+))0 Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg DUMMY had a close call against No. 6 Pacific the most prolific scorer for the Tigers, The Bears 89 Saturday in Stockton, Calif. to only one goal in the match, but still opened the second Cal It trailed 7-8 had a large impact in the assist catego- half at Haas Pavil- St. Maryâ€™s 63 m. polo halfway through ry, logging five. ion with back-tothe fourth quarter Cal The Bears had to pick their poison back steals, as well. 10 before rattling off with him because pressuring him on The latter play â€” in which guard 8 three quick ones Pacific defense opened up his teammates, al- Layshia Clarendon ripped the ball out to finish 10-8 and lowing him to have a hand in six of his of her opponentâ€™s hand â€” was emextend its winning streak to 12. teamâ€™s eight goals. blematic of Calâ€™s aggressive, unconThe Bears (20-2, 7-0 in the MPSF) Pacificâ€™s Malkis also influenced the tested 89-63 thrashing of the Gaels. went into the half leading by one goal game to be as close as it was. He had As physical as the Bears were on dewith a score of 7-6 before they were the upper hand in the battle of the fense, it was their shooting touch that held scoreless in the third quarter goalies against Calâ€™s Justin Parsons, helped them jump out of the gates. while the Tigers logged two goals to making nine saves to the latterâ€™s five. â€œThe way Cal shot the ball is really take the lead at 8-7. Pacificâ€™s freshman Malkis also snatched three steals. devastating to a team,â€? Saint Maryâ€™s goalie Alex Malkis had three of his Saturday was the third time the coach Paul Thomas said. â€œCal just nine saves that quarter. Bears beat the Tigers this season. They came out and made ... a lot of threes. In the fourth, the Cal defense dominated 15-3 on Oct. 3 at the SoCal I think that did a lot to set the pace of stepped up to turn the tables and Invitational and squeaked by with a the game.â€? hold the Tigers scoreless in the final much smaller margin 11-8 on Oct. 22 The Bears (2-0) made 11-of-22 stretch. at Spieker Aquatics Complex. three-pointers overall. After making Senior Brian Dudley evened the Cal is winding up for the playoffs only two of six on Friday against Rutscore at eight goals apiece, finding the and only has one more match, the Big gers, freshman guard Lindsay Sherback of the net with 4:01 left. Splash against Stanford, before the bert was 4-for-5 from downtown and Both of junior Zach Greenwoodâ€™s postseason. scored 20 points in all. goals come in the final minutes of the The Bears have already defeated â€œHer length really disrupts people,â€? game to give his team the lead. His first their third-ranked Bay Area rival twice Cal coach Joanne Boyle said. â€œI think was at 2:18 with the second coming before in the season, once 11-8 at the sheâ€™s kind of found her way a little bit.â€? less than a minute later at 1:31. NorCal Invitational and the other time The outside shooting also opened It is reassuring in a significant way 13-9 at the SoCal Invitational. up the paint for the Bears. Sophomore ryan ballard/file for the Bears that Greenwood stepped However, the Cardinal has ended up power forward DeNesha Stallworth up to seal the game in the end. on top in five consecutive Big Splashes, had 16 points and eight boards just in Sophomore guard Eliza Pierre supplemented her seven points against the Gaels with Because he generally is part of the hanging on to the Steve Heaston Tro- the first half. She had a double-double 10 rebounds. 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lights out Cal eases past St. Mary’s with hot shooting night at Haas Pavilion. See page 11
BEARS’ UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AGAINST NO. 1 DUCKS by the
Oregon’s total offensive yardage against Cal, a season low.
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Shane Vereen rushed for 112 yards on 26 carries. He scored his 16th touchdown this season on Cal’s first drive, tying Jahvid Best and Marshawn Lynch for ninth all-time in career points. by Jack Wang
Daily Cal Staff Writer Memorial Stadium ran out of magic Saturday night. There was enough of it for the Cal football team to hold No. 1 Oregon below 40 points for the first time all season. Enough for Derrick Hill to swat the ball out of Darren Thomas’ hand and chase it into the end zone for his career-first forced fumble, fumble recovery and touchdown. Enough for timely injuries to help slow down what had been the nation’s most lethally efficient offense. But after Ducks tailback LaMichael James charged up the middle for a game-clinching first down with roughly a minute left, no spell could fill the emptiness of the Bears’ 15-13 loss — Cal’s (5-5, 3-4 in the Pac-10) first at home in 2010. “You pour your heart and soul into something, you gave the effort you gave and you lay it all on the field ... There’s really no consolation,” coach Jeff Tedford said. “You can say it’s a moral victory, but in your gut, it doesn’t feel any better.” As the final seconds ticked off the
clock, Bears linebacker D.J. Holt kneeled down and stared for almost a minute, the thoughts of “what if ” likely swarming as players on both sides dispersed. The defensive unit had delivered arguably its best performance under coordinator Clancy Pendergast, loss notwithstanding. An Oregon (10-0, 7-0) attack that averages over 50 points per game managed just one offensive touchdown — a smooth, 29-yard catch-and-run by wideout Jeff Maehl in the third. The Ducks’ other score came on a booming beauty of a punt by the Bears’ Bryan Anger. The 57-yarder sailed past Cal’s coverage, giving Oregon’s Cliff Harris enough room to cut across the field and along the sideline. It was the sophomore cornerback’s fourth puntreturn touchdown this fall. Thomas and the rest of the offense were flustered in a way they’ve never been. The quarterback finished with 155 yards on 15-of-29 passing. Both were his second-lowest season outputs. Heisman candidate LaMichael James rushed for a 91 yards on 29 carries, giving him a single-game career low of 3.1 yards per carry.
“All the rest of the Pac-10 can take notes right now,” safety Chris Conte said. Linebacker Mike Mohamed said earlier this week that the team just needed to stick to their assignments. Doubtful as most people were then, the plan worked. “When they’re running plays that fast, they don’t run a lot of plays,” Conte added. “In our game, that last drive, they ran the same play the whole series ... Just keeping the game plan simple really works on defense.” But Cal’s offense was as anemic as its defense was brilliant. In the second start of his career, quarterback Brock Mansion completed just 10 of his 28 passes. Although he avoided any interceptions, he amassed a paltry 69 yards through the air, particularly struggling with his touch on deep throws. “You could tell he was rushing,” Tedford said. “He’s an inexperienced guy. A lot of things are moving really fast.” Even Shane Vereen, who churned out 112 yards and a score in his usual workhorse role, gave up a costly fumble at the Cal 29-yard line that set up the Maehl touchdown to give Oregon
a 15-7 lead. It didn’t help that kicker Giorgio Tavecchio shanked a 29-yarder with Cal down 15-13 to start the final period. The junior made his initial 24-yard attempt to give Cal an apparent 16-13 lead, but was called for an illegal motion penalty. His second hooked right. “I was trying to visualize my solid planted foot, feel the solid contact running throughout my body,” he said. “I felt I hit the ball solid again. It just pulled a little bit.” Inexcusable as the miss was, the loss doesn’t rest on his leg alone. Although Oregon’s Rob Beard had whiffed on two field goals of his own, the Ducks could have easily chipped one in — if not scored a touchdown — on their final, time-eating drive. Cal now prepares for a visit from No. 7 Stanford, which endured a 17-13 scare of its own at Arizona State, while Oregon’s quest for a national championship moves on. “We knew that this season isn’t going to be all blowouts ...” Ducks defensive tackle Brandon Bair said. “A W is a W, right?” Jack Wang covers football. Contact him at email@example.com.
aybe the tree-sitters were right after all. I have no idea if Memorial Stadium sits on an Indian burial ground, but there was something magical about that venue on Saturday night. What other explanation can there be when a team nearly falls to a national laughingstock and nearly topples a national powerhouse one week later? Pundits pointed to Cal’s victory margin in Berkeley as a true test of the team’s home success. Not after Saturday's performance. The Bears’ character and reslience in a 15-13 loss spoke more volumes than any 50-point outburst ever could. Sitting in the press box during the contest was a cruel waiting game. Everyone was anticipating that “sayonara” moment. That instance when, to quote the esteemed Ray Ratto,“Oregon starts squeezing the other guy’s thorax.” Cliff Harris’ 64-yard punt return in the second quarter could have been that gut punch. Jeff Maehl’s touchdown grab out of halftime should have the unequivocal knockout blow. But neither were. Fueled by their home elixir, the Bears gave the Ducks a full 12-round, four-quarter match. That toughness manifested itself in the the team’s defense, which did the unthinkable in shutting down Oregon’s high-flying spread option attack. The Ducks’ new season lows in offensive touchdowns, points, and total yards were eye-popping. The way the Bears forced them was even more so. Far from getting caught badly out of position, as so many teams do against Oregon, the Bears’ defenders were always in the right place at the right time. Mike Mohamed and Chris Conte lived in Oregon’s backfield. The defensive line made creases hard to find for LaMichael James. The defensive backs, even the back-ups, kept running stride for stride with receivers. Afterwards, Conte told reporters he “had no doubt” that the Bears would win; Mychal Kendricks simply said “Oregon knows what’s up.” You could tell that this was a unit infused with
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Blue Devils Spell Double Trouble to End Cal’s Season in NCAAs Morgan’s Return Not Enough for Bears as Duke Scores Twice in a Minute During Second Round by Alex Matthews Contributing Writer
Coach Neil McGuire was pleased with his team’s Friday match against Duke — except for one minute. The Bears outw. soccer shot the Blue Devils Cal 1 7-1 in the Duke 2 first 45 and 10-8 for the game, but one nightmare minute cost the Bears a second-round berth of the NCAA Tournament. After sophomore
Betsy Hassett’s 45th-minute goal put the Bears up 1-0, Duke scored twice in the span of one minute and defeated Cal, 2-1 in a first-round tournament game at Gainesville, Fla. “Our players possibly came on the second half thinking it was gonna be the same way,” McGuire said. But the Blue Devils had other plans, and in just one minute, ended the Bears’ season. “It was not a good minute of play,” McGuire said. “We made some bad decisions, and unfortunately it led to our loss.”
In the 73rd minute, Duke’s Kaitlyn Kerr equalized the score at 1-1 with a header off of a free kick. Then, about 30 seconds later, Laura Weinberg scored her tenth goal of the season, simultaneously ending Cal’s 2010 campaign. “Over the course of 90 minutes, we played very well.” McGuire said. “Unfortunately, just in that one-minute period we gave up two, what we would consider ‘silly’ goals.” Those 60 seconds represented the majority of Duke’s challenges on Cal’s net. Goalkeeper Emily Kruger, who had made 58 saves in her 16 games, only saved two of Duke’s shots. The first half ’s score and shot count suggested that Cal would continue to dominate.
But the team who had spent most of their season improving from the first half to the second had met their match in Duke. “They expected us to come in a 4-3-3, and we came in a 4-4-2,” McGuire said. “We were able to find spaces in particular that they didn’t expect us to be in.” It only took halftime for the Blue Devils to adjust to Cal’s system. Duke outshot the Bears 7-3 in the second half and outscored them 2-0. Co-captain Alex Morgan returned to the collegiate playing field from her stint with the national team, according to McGuire, because they felt it was important to finish her career with a postseason game. “Obviously our hope was that she would play one game and we would
continue on,” McGuire said. “National team coach Pia Sundhage was gracious enough to allow Alex to play in the game, and then travel from there to Italy.” Morgan could have been a factor in keeping that hope alive; it was her assist that gave Cal its initial lead. But the Blue Devils one-minute scoring frenzy ended the careers of all four seniors on the same field. With different destinations, seniors Morgan, Emily Shibata, Megan Jesolva and McKenna McKetty will leave Florida the same way they have each of their four years, never advancing past the second round. Alex Matthews covers women’s soccer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.