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Plans Are Under Way For New Art Museum by Noor Al-Samarrai Contributing Writer

Preliminary plans for the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive are under way following a $5.6 million spending authorization by the UC Board of Regents in May, but the project cannot commence until an additional $46 million is raised. The museum, deemed seismically unfit in 1999, is in the initial phases of a redesign project with construction hopefully beginning in the summer and slated to be complete in 2014, according to museum director Lawrence Rinder. Project costs are expected to total $96 million — significantly less than those of a more ambitious project scrapped in 2008 due to economic considerations. Due to the museum’s status as a nonacademic campus unit, all funding must be gleaned from private sources, said Ariane Bicho, communications director at the museum. In May, however, UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Frank Yeary pledged $20 million in campus funds toward the reconstruction effort — an amount that would be awarded in the event that insufficient funds are raised from private donors. “(That) is what I’m trying to do all the time — raise more money,” said Rinder. Yeary serves on an advisory board for The Daily Californian that does not have control over editorial content. The museum is in the midst of a funding campaign and has gathered about $50 million so far, Bicho said. Museum officials have no timeline for their funding goals, Rinder said.

UC Regents Chair Gould Talks Funds, Pension Plan

The building cost for the new museum — including design and construction — is $90 million. The remaining $6 million will be used to move art pieces to the new museum and to establish an endowment. Once museum plans are finalized, the regents must approve its financing. “The regents are well aware of the policies and practices of the institution, which would preclude the use of student registration fees or state allocations,” said UC Berkeley spokesperson Dan Mogulof. If the museum fails to raise enough money from private donors, the $20 million would come from a mixture of unrestricted funds composed of nonstate, non-educational fee funds such as unrestricted gifts and income — private money donated to UC Berkeley but not earmarked for a specific purpose and the interest garnered from those funds — non-educational sales and services and money pulled from auxiliary programs such as Residential and Student Service Programs. The money would not be awarded in a lump sum, Mogulof added, but rather would be borrowed by the campus in a loan paid off over a 40-year period. Despite concerns about spending on capital projects while student fees continue to rise, Rinder said he believes the museum reconstruction is necessary. “The benefits of art are inestimable ­— they’re extraordinary!” he said. “Art helps us to understand who we are and who other people are. The museum is not ancillary, but central to the university’s learning goals. Contact Noor Al-Samarrai at nsamarrai@dailycal.org.

by Jordan Bach-Lombardo Contributing Writer

The Daily Californian interviewed UC Board of Regents Chair Russell Gould — who previously served as director of the California DeONLINE PODCAST partment of FiListen to Jordan Bachnance from 1993 to 1996 — on Lombardo’s full interview Nov. 23 about with Russell Gould. the University of California’s pension fund, which is facing significant changes due to its multibillion dollar funding deficit. Since the state halted contributions to the pension fund in 1990, the fund’s liabilities grew as its assets shrank, resulting in a $14 billion deficit as of August 2010. The regents voted in September to increase employer and employee contributions to the fund and will vote in December on a new model for the pension program, intended to return it to fully funded status.

began consulting at a time when Americans could not visit China — the closest one could get was by working with the CIA. In 1988 he moved to San Diego — where he enjoyed going to the opera and watching recitals — to teach at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies from 1988 to 1992. According to his wife, Johnson’s passion for politics was not confined to his books, as he was a man who deeply cared for his students, writing them letters of recommendation for jobs long after they had ceased to be students. “One of the things I greatly admired about him was that he was a brilliant teacher — he could be acerbic but was also very funny,” Sheila Johnson said in an e-mail. Krauss said in an e-mail that Johnson was a unique character in the academic world because it is extremely rare for a scholar to publish more than one book — for Johnson, in both Chinese and Japanese studies — that becomes a groundbreaking scholarly work and also influences governmental policy making. Yet he said “Chal” did both. Laurie Freeman, an associate professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, credits her career choice directly to Johnson’s dedicated mentorship when she was a doctoral student at UC Berkeley from 1981 to 1983. “Students loved him,” Freeman said. “He always had the longest line outside his office, but he went to see everyone individually.”

The Daily Californian: In talking to administration members, they said they had started identifying (the pension program) as a big issue in 2006 -07, and I spoke to Regent Blum at the most recent meeting and he said he had brought it up in ’07. Could you talk about the process of getting the ball rolling in terms of putting contributions back in, and why didn’t it start back in ’07 when it was brought up initially? Russell Gould: When we first raised this issue, we were more than 100 percent funded, so with the other pressing needs of the system and with some concerns expressed by some of the staff and some of the participants, we just didn’t have the movement or the ability to move forward right then. I think over time we had to educate everyone as to the importance of making contributions to the system in order to sustain it ... it took a while to get everyone up to speed, and we’re satisfied now that people understand the importance of contributing to the system and making it viable. And so we’ve made real progress, but there was a lot of work needed to be done to get there. DC: (The) state issue was one reason I was particularly interested in speaking to you because you have worked on both sides of this coin. So how do you see that with that perspective, because right now you’re on the university side asking for money from the state where the state is saying they don’t have money? RG: I clearly understand the challenge that Governor-elect Brown has coming in — a $25 billion budget shortfall is huge. At the same time, I think every governor has to make his priorities and decide where his focus is going to be, and we certainly believe that he is going to understand the importance of the University of California for the future of California, because I can’t envision a healthy California economy without a healthy UC system. We just drive so much innovation and new jobs, just an absolute essential ingredient. So he has to make it a priority, and he has to make a commitment that can be relied upon for UC to achieve what it can for California. DC: And in terms of that commitment

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Construction at the site of the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, on the corner of Oxford and Center streets, will begin once an additional $46 million is raised.

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Esteemed Author, Political Science Professor Dies at 79 by Rachel Banning-Lover Contributing Writer

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Chalmers Johnson was a UC Berkeley professor of political science. His books on Chinese and Japanese studies were highly influential in academic circles.

Chalmers Johnson, an esteemed and controversial author, consultant to the CIA and UC Berkeley political science professor who specialized in Japanese and Chinese politics died on Nov. 20 following complications from rheumatoid arthritis. He was 79. Johnson, who taught at UC Berkeley for 26 years, was best known for writing several outspoken books including “MITI and the Japanese Miracle” and “Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire,” which challenged commonly held beliefs about capitalism and questioned military spending, according to Ellis Krauss, Johnson’s colleague and a professor at the UC San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Born in Phoenix on Aug. 6, 1931, Johnson was one of two children of Katherine and David Johnson Jr., according to The New York Times. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1953 with a degree in economics, he served in the Navy during the Korean War before returning to campus, where he earned both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science. He began teaching as a political science professor at UC Berkeley in 1962. During his time as a professor, he headed the Center for Chinese Studies from 1967 to 1972, served as chairman of the political science department from 1976 to 1980 and worked as a consultant for the CIA during the Cold War. Johnson’s wife, Sheila Johnson, said he


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Calendar calendar@dailycal.org Tuesday, Nov. 30 WHAT READING Poets and editors read from “Indivisible: Contemporary South Asian American Poetry,” the first anthology of its kind to bring together American poets with roots in South Asian culture. WHEN 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHEre 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley Cost Free. contact rosam@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, Dec. 1 WHAT GALLERY OPENING Vuk Cosic’s pioneering 1998 Internet artwork, “ASCII History of Moving Images,” intertwines new technology with images from the history of cinema. WHEN Ongoing through Feb. 28, 2011. WHEre Berkeley Art Museum. Cost Free. contact 510-642-0808

Thursday, Dec. 2 WHAT LECTURE As part of a lecture series hosted by CCA San Francisco’s Graduate Studies, featured artist Paulina Olowska speaks about her collages, inspired by 20th century political upheaval and Modernism. WHEN 7 to 9 p.m. WHEre 1111 Eighth St., Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco. Cost Free. contact 415-551-9210

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Correction The Nov. 23 column “Fighting Off Tears to Tear Apart Stanford” misspelled Jonathan Kuperberg’s name. The Daily Californian regrets the error.

Clarification The headline for the Nov. 23 article, “Committee Noncompliant With UC Policy,” implied the Committee on Student Fees and Budget Review was not in compliance with UC policy. It is not compliant with the nonbinding Guidelines for Implementing the UC Student Fee Policy.

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Wealthy People Poorer at Reading Emotions? by Claire Perlman Contributing Writer

With low socioeconomic status comes economic and social vulnerability. But with that vulnerability may come a greater ability to read facial expressions, according to a ONLINE PODCAST study published in the Novem- Claire Perlman talks ber issue of about the results of the Psychological psychology study. Science. Researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and the University of Toronto found that people in lower socioeconomic classes are more aware of the emotions of people around them than those in higher socioeconomics classes. Michael Kraus, co-author of the study and postdoctoral researcher at UCSF, said that this empathic accuracy — the ability to accurately infer the emotions of others — stems from the dependence those with less money or less education often have on others to maintain stability in their lives. “These people who have fewer economic resources and who are really vulnerable to health hardships tend to develop these chronic behaviors that are characterized by increased interdependence, increased helping behavior

toward other individuals, increased charity toward other individuals and also increased capacity to read others’ emotions,” Kraus said. The study was a compilation of three tests, each seeking to measure how well individuals from upper and lower socioeconomic classes were able to read the emotions of others. In one of the studies in which education was used as a proxy for class status, those with just a high school education were significantly better at correctly identifying the emotions of faces in photographs presented to them in a test, scoring 106.2, while their collegeeducated counterparts scored 99.4, according to the study. This outcome resulted from upperclass individuals’ tendency to focus on their own characteristics, whereas lower-class individuals are more focused on their social surroundings and therefore are more aware of the emotions and actions of others, the study stated. The researchers extended the first test to include a hypothetical job interview, in which lower-class individuals scored higher in judging the emotions of the people they interacted with, according to the study. The effects a lower socioeconomic status has on interpersonal relations have never been thoroughly studied before, Kraus said. Rather, most re-

Claire Perlman is the lead research and ideas reporter. Contact her at cperlman@dailycal.org.

where he was cited and released, according to UCPD Capt. Margo Bennett. Neither Liu nor the female passenger was injured, Bennett said. “The car was traveling at a high rate of speed on College,” Bennett said. “The vehicle attempted to make a westbound turn on Haste Street and actually left the pavement and came to rest in the stairwell at the parking structure.” Timothy Moss, a UC Berkeley junior who lives in Unit 2, said he awoke to the sounds of “screeching and some kind of collision” and looked out his window to see that the car crashed on the lower

landing of the stairway. Moss said he watched for a few minutes before getting his camera to film the scene. He said he saw one passenger get out of the car and walk around, looking “dumbfounded.” The Berkeley Fire Department also responded to the scene, but nobody was taken to the hospital, Bennett said. Police called a tow service to remove the car at around 4 a.m., and Moss said the car was gone by 4:30 a.m. The car did not appear to sustain serious damage, according to Bennett. “The car looked like it was all in one piece,” Moss said. “It looked like it was still usable, but it was stuck down the stairs. It was pretty funny.” —Nina Brown

News in Brief Car Crash Leaves Vehicle Wedged Inside Stairwell A black Audi A4 carrying two passengers and speeding down College Avenue crashed down the southeast stairwell abutting the Underhill parking structure at approximately 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. UCPD responded to the scene at around 2:10 a.m. and arrested Ronald Liu — a student at UC Berkeley — for driving under the influence before transporting him to the Berkeley Jail Facility,

gould: ‘Healthy’ UC Is Key for State’s Economy from front

being relied upon, in talking to a lot of administration officials, I’ve heard them reference the “state’s obligation,” but in terms of actual hard and fast legal compact, that doesn’t really exist ... So do you still view the state as having an obligation to fund the UC pension system? RG: I do. It’s unfortunate that there was a holiday where no one paid in for 19 years, but I think that in the history of the UC, the state did contribute for what the retirement costs were going to be, and I think to be treated fairly and comparably to the other systems, that payments need to be made ... Putting the uncertainties of legal issues aside,

there’s no question about the validity of state support for UC’s pension system, and I believe that the Legislature and the governor will agree with that. DC: In terms of going forward and money, President Yudof at the last regents’ meeting said that the pension woes contributed greatly to the need for the fee increases ... Especially with the absence next year of the one-time federal funds and the continued bleak state budget outlook, is the problem of the pension system going to contribute to more fee increases? RG: Well, I think everyone hopes that we don’t have fee increases. I just don’t know though; this is unprecedented

search has focused on the pathological consequences of insufficient economic resources. “We’re looking at it differently than other psychologists have in the past,” he said. “Mostly people have focused on the pathological environment that people of lower socioeconomic status experience and how it’s bad for them. And it certainly is bad. But we’ve been examining the behaviors that arise from these environments, and some of the behaviors are actually good, so that’s been our mission.” The study follows a similar study conducted in July that found that people with a lower socioeconomic status are, in fact, more generous with their resources than the upper class, despite the financial hardship such generosity may cause. “In general these patterns that we’re seeing are not irreversible,” Kraus said. “That wealthier individuals are less giving or less empathic is not something that is part of their DNA. It’s part of the social context, so if you can motivate helping behavior or giving by making wealthier people more concerned about others you can really eliminate these differences.”

waters with a $25 billion budget gap on about an $80 billion base of revenues, so this is really tough sledding, and how Governor-elect Brown is going to deal with this and the Legislature, there’s no clear path, so all of us are going to have to work together on a solution. I certainly hope we don’t have to ask for any more fees. We’ll just have to see ... what plans (the Legislature and the governor) present relative to our funding, and then make a determination. Read and listen to the full interview, including Gould’s discussion of a longterm fee schedule and the UC’s expansion, online at dailycal.org. Jordan Bach-Lombardo covers higher education. Contact him at jbachlombardo@dailycal.org.

A Captivating Lecturer from front

Despite suffering from arthritis, Johnson continued to captivate audiences, according to Krauss, who invited Johnson to speak about Okinawa and American bases in Okinawa during one of his classes a few years ago. “He had the students in the palm of his hand, even students who had been in the military and who initially disagreed with his views (on the removal of the bases),” Krauss said. “It was a masterful performance.” Johnson’s political views were difficult to pinpoint to one stance, but whenever challenged he always had one response, according to Krauss: “When I’m confronted with new evidence, I change my mind. What do you do?” Contact Rachel Banning-Lover at rlover@dailycal.org.

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reetings, students! It is that time of year again: the sun sets around 2 p.m., finding a seat in the Main Stacks is harder than finding your soulmate and fantasies take a sad turn from three-ways to visions of a neatly penned A inked upon a blue cover. Finals are just around the corner, and that means your sex life gets pushed to the sidelines, along with any inclinations toward hygiene, nutrition or sleep that college life had not already beaten out of you. But fear not, thou horny overachievers! We have teamed up to combine sex and testing to determine your perfect finals fuck! 1. My favorite place to study is: A) In Cafe Med ... I see that fine fellow from my discussion section there sometimes. B) In the stacks, of course, where all the action is. C) In office hours ... why not go straight to the source? D) In my room; nothing beats privacy and solitude. 2. My RRR week ensemble looks like: A) What I normally wear. Minus brushed hair. Plus under-eye circles. B) My naked body ... because it is. Hey, studying in the nude is where it’s at. C) A stylish combo of my most collegiate-looking button-downs and a pair of glasses. I bet the sexy librarian look never did the ol’ GPA any harm. D) Old T-shirts and sweatpants, because who gives a flying rat’s ass? 3. When trying to work I can’t stop thinking about: A) That kid in the back corner of the classroom who never takes notes and looks so damn yummy and who I try to run into after class because obviously I realized where our paths meet daily and I never said hi and now the semester is over and I am such an idiot! B) If anybody is noticing how fine I look right now. I’m pretty sure that post about “cute FSM girl” is actually about me — because I’m in FSM and I’m a girl. Maybe I should add another coat of lip gloss, because who says you can’t look good on three hours sleep and eight espresso shots? C) The comment my GSI wrote on my last paper: “You really captured the spirit of the Phaedrus.” Oh lord, that’s hot. D) Emma Watson in the new Harry Potter movie — she grew up good! Damn it, I need to get back to work. 4. The first song on my “Get Busy” CD is: A) Come Together — The Beatles B) Let’s Make Out — Does It Offend You, Yeah? C) Mrs. Robinson — Simon and Garfunkel D) Symphony No. 25 in G Minor— Mozart

JILLIAN WERTHEIM and PRISCILLA FRANK 4. My finals fantasy consists of: A) My study buddy and I finally solve for X, lock eyes, begin making out ravenously and put that X in motion. B) Me bent over the baby change station in the handicapped bathroom. I’m about to cum for the fourth time; the name of the person giving it to me seems kind of irrelevant. C) Fucking someone older and wiser ... maybe I can study by osmosis! D) Having an orgy with the cast of “Friends” — and I’ve got a rock hard bod. ostly A’s: Study buddy turned fuck buddy. Never told your classmate to come hither? It’s not too late! Be bold and organize a last minute study session that will go late into the night — you’re sure to reap the benefits. And after all that hard work, nothing celebrates a job well done like some other, extracurricular types of jobs ... be sure to employ all your newly acquired knowledge to make things especially memorable. Mostly B’s: Anoncon hook-up. Looking for instant gratification with a Berkeley student to whom you’ll never have to speak again? Yes, please! Craigslist is creepy but no judgment here. Put on your tightest red sweater — you know the one, grab your laptop and some condoms, and meet up behind the Ancient Mesopotamian Art section! Mostly C’s: Grad Student Intercourse. They walk among us, straddling the line between student and professor when all you want so badly is to straddle them! Well, now that official schooling is over, maybe your insinuating e-mails will finally get the response you’ve desired: “well, maybe we should meet up and discuss this ...” Mostly D’s: Jerk it and work it. ou’ve got work to do and, hold on, we can say it: Sex is just too big of a distraction. Whether dreaming of getting head or getting straight A’s, masturbation is a quick fix when trying to stick to the mission at hand while willing to end up with a sticky hand. Good luck students and sex machines! Love, Sex on Tuesday.

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Lower Unemployment May Not Mean Turnaround by Jasmine Mausner and Hailey Parish

While the city of Berkeley’s unemployment rate in October decreased to its lowest in more than a year, some residents and city officials said the decline does not signify a turnaround in the city’s job market, which saw a substantially lower percentage in years prior to the economic downturn. Berkeley’s unemployment rate for October was 10.5 percent — the most recent figure provided by the California Employment Development Department — and the lowest since May 2009. But previous unemployment statistics reflect an overall increase from the 2007 annual rate of 4.4 percent and 2008 annual rate of 5.8 percent. The 2009 rate was 10.2 percent. Councilmember Linda Maio said the recent decline is a result of seasonal events and does not reflect a sustainable trend. “The election cycle put a lot more money into play than in the past, and the tooling up for this holiday season also injected more demand and therefore more jobs needed,” she said. But Councilmember Kriss Worthington said he is optimistic about

the steady decline in unemployment rates. “We have been hearing for the last year and a half that the economy is supposed to be improving, and it does seem so in both the national, state and local numbers,” he said. After an 18-month search for a new job, Stacey Simon, a single mother from the East Bay, was hired as a marketing project manager at a construction company earlier this month. She said of the few job opportunities available, most were contract positions with lower hourly wages and no benefits, unlike her previous job. “The larger employers are hiring cautiously,” she said. “They’re hiring contractors or (temporary) jobs as opposed to full-time employees.” Maio said the city’s stagnant unemployment rate is indicative of the statewide unemployment trend. California’s rate remained at 12.4 percent between September and October, as did the national rate at 10 percent, according to the department. “The state is our real concern,” Maio said. “The state will make cuts affecting the local jurisdictions, creating gaps that will cause urgent situations at the local level.” Berkeley resident and UC Berkeley

graduate Stephen Kessler has been unemployed for two years after enduring a traumatic brain injury and said he has been unable to find work. “I’m on Social Security disability, which is about half of what it takes to live in gin-filled poverty,” Kessler said. “It’s nothing. I want to work and it’s just hard to get people to respond, but I’m trying to be optimistic.” Meanwhile, the city is searching for ways to continue the decline in the unemployment rate. Worthington said expediting project permits for small businesses and speeding up construction projects will offer more jobs to more people right away. Many small business owners are forced to pay rent even before they move into their businesses and begin making a profit, according to Worthington. He added that by expediting business permits, the city will process paperwork faster and businesses will open sooner. “I’m advocating that if it’s a simple case, don’t make them wait 30 days to give them an answer, and the majority of times we can do that,” he said. Contact Jasmine Mausner and Hailey Parish at newsdesk@dailycal.org.

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The Committee on Student Fees and Budget Review must work to fulfill its role for the campus community.

t’s embarrassing to be behind after having 38 years to prepare. UC Berkeley’s Committee on Student Fees and Budget Review has not been complying with the guidelines established by university policy. Worse, while other UC campus committees have met the longstanding expectation to make recommendations to administrators, UC Berkeley’s has not even gotten that far. Ideally, the committee should enable the campus community to influence how these fees are spent. In May, the UC Board of Regents revised their rules so that each campus chancellor should consult and actively consider recommendations for fee use that were already being compiled by committees on other campuses. While these guidelines are nonbinding, UC Berkeley’s committee is only one of two campuses that has yet to comply. The other, UC Merced, just formed its committee. Their first meeting was this month. In contrast, UC Berkeley’s committee has been in place since 1972. This campus committee should be playing a crucial role in recommending how $30 million yearly in student

service fees are spent. However, its members have not even managed to put together a plan for administrative review. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande said there is no reason for the campus committee to make recommendations since the fee levels have remained the same since the policy was revised. Yet just because accountability has not been established in past processes does not mean that the committee should not try to present feedback now. The committee’s composition also does not adequately represent the student body. Among 13 members, only one is a graduate student, even though graduate students make up roughly one-third of the campus population. Now, the ASUC is seeking more control over the committee for better representation. While we think this is the wrong move — the committee should remain as autonomous as possible — something must be adjusted to make the committee more accurately reflect the student body. There is no excuse why this committee appears to have failed to fulfill its most fundamental duty. It is time to catch up with other campuses.

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UCPD has no excuse for repeatedly failing to meet a deadline to report back on its investigations of complaints.

omeone has to make sure those who enforce the rules also follow them. A report compiled by the UC Berkeley Police Review Board found that UCPD has not been following deadlines relating to complaints filed against the department itself. UCPD is required to investigate complaints at this final stage and relay these results within 45 days after the complaint is first filed. According to data from the 2009-10 report, the department failed to meet this deadline in all five cases that went to this last step of investigating the matters. UCPD Chief Mitch Celaya said that staff cutbacks last August due to budget cuts left the department without the organizational resources it needed to keep up with complaints. While personnel shortages were certainly a setback for many departments across campus last academic year, this is no excuse for the departmental oversight — especially since not a single one of the updates for five cases were communicated back in time to those who filed complaints. For all we know, UCPD could have made progress in their investigations without simply reporting back.

Indeed, in one case the department finally relayed results back to a complainant over four months later. The unacceptable delays are potentially making UCPD look worse than it actually is when it comes to looking into complaints. Even if no progress were made in the cases, it would have been far more favorable for the department to report back and exhibit transparency. Moreover, rules for UCPD have not been brought into compliance with the board’s. It is imperative that they be updated, and it is worrisome that the department has not done a better job of reviewing its own guidelines. It is also troubling that UCPD did not apologize for its oversight until the mistake was discovered outside of the department. We are pleased that the Police Review Board continues to do a thorough job of evaluating departmental proceedings and only wish its members compiled reports more often to instill better oversight and accountability. In the meantime, UCPD should make sure that the order it strives to maintain on campus is mirrored by the internal workings of its own organization.

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by Larisa Kingston Mann The tentative agreement reached by the University of California and some members of the UAW bargaining team does not reflect the needs of the Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of California, nor does it represent what the ASE’s union is truly capable of with its members’ participation and support. Since state law says the university cannot offer any less than this agreement if bargaining resumes, we need to stand up now to get real support for teaching at the university. A “no” vote will send the bargaining team and the university back to the table. A “no” vote will demonstrate that, like the bargaining team members who refused to sign the contract, we know we deserve better and are willing to fight for it. In a democratic union, the bargaining team represents the rank-and-file — not by having us unquestioningly ratify its decisions, but through its members participating in the bargaining process and giving feedback to the team when necessary. It’s only in the past six months that rank-and-file members have begun to organize themselves to discuss priorities and concerns, and have fought to make those needs known to union leadership. Ironically, the leadership’s recent letter to its members celebrating the tentative agreement takes credit for those meetings, while conceding on most off the demands that arose

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from them. The letter also fails to mention the non-unanimous nature of the agreement. The bargaining team members who refused to sign better represented the member’s priorities. If this agreement were ratified, ASE wages would not increase: a 2 percent “increase” will in effect be a pay-cut, since it’s below projected inflation. Furthermore, without full fee remission (another priority the rank-and-file agreed on) the continuing fee hikes drop real pay even lower. But the real point is these are all concessions, not advances. Such concessions are terrible precedents for future bargaining, and reinforce the university’s misguided focus on cutting from teaching rather than elsewhere in the budget. We should not accept this logic. While California faces a financial crisis, the university has money, it’s just choosing not to spend it on instructing students: in October the regents voted to award administrators $11.5 million in bonuses. Meanwhile, a 4 percent raise for ASEs would cost about $6 million per year. This is not only about numbers, this is about priorities. The tentative agreement concedes too much, and does so because it is based in the same flawed reasoning the university relies on to justify the dismantling of truly public education. It reinforces the kind of priorities that put instruction last and administrator bonuses first. If we resist these priorities, we join a movement that includes students,

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workers, staff and faculty. This movement has education at the center, including democratic access to education — which requires fair treatment for those employed as educators while also being students. Academic Student Employees are at the front lines of education at the university. Tutors are trained in specific skills for reaching struggling students, skills that faculty don’t have, nor have they time to develop; graduate student instructors run discussion sections, develop and grade assignments and exams and advise undergrads trying to make their way through the university’s increasingly large classes. It’s demanding and specialized work yet even Stephen Beckwith (in the UC Office of the President) says Graduate Student Instructors make about $1000 less than comparable institutions, while many of us live in the highest housing cost region of the country. Why continue to punish those most engaged in education: graduate student instructors, readers and tutors? If bargaining resumes, we can’t end up with worse than the agreement we are currently faced with. And if both the university and the bargaining team see how serious the members are about a real contract, a real advance is more likely. A “no” vote is not antiunion ­— it’s pro-democratic-union and it’s pro-education. Larisa Kingston Mann is a graduate student instructor. Reply to opinion@dailycal.org.


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greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Michelle B. Hetherton, a married woman as her sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: Standard Trust Deed Service Company Recorded 10/23/2008 as Instrument No. 2008306158 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Alameda County, California, Date of Sale: 12/14/2010 at 12:00 PM Place of Sale: at the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA Street Address or other common designation of real property purported to be: 1225 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94702 A.P.N.: 056-1931-024 Legal Description: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;mortgage loan servicerâ&#x20AC;? as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k) (3) declares that the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.53 subdivision (a) does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. For Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE TS No. 09-0103060 Title Order No. 09-8-291214 APN No. 053-1664-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.â&#x20AC;? Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CARLOS GONZALEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/01/2006 and recorded 09/08/06, as Instrument No. 2006342293, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Alameda County, State of California, will sell on 12/14/2010 at 12:00PM, At the Fallon Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, Alameda, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed

to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 2818 MABEL STREET, BERKELEY, CA, 94702. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $504,151.28. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with

interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale duly re-corded with the appropriate County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. DATED: 10/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.72105 Publish 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2010

NOTICE OF BULK SALE Escrow No. 129580-LC To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of: Patrick Huu Bui, Seller(s), whose business address(es) is: 1647 Solano Avenue, City of Berkeley, County of Alameda, State of California, 94707, that a bulk transfer is about to be made to: Sushi 29, LLC, Buyer(s), whose business(es) address is: 1647 Solano Avenue, City of Berkeley, County of Alameda, State of California, 94707. The property to be transferred is located at: 1647 Solano Avenue,

City of Berkeley, County of Alameda, State of California, 94707. Said property is described in general as: All stock in trade, fixtures, equipment, goodwill and other property of that RESTAURANT business known as BUI, and located at: 1647 Solano Avenue, City of Berkeley, County of Alameda, State of California, 94707. The bulk transfer will be consummated on or after the 16 day of December, 2010. This bulk transfer is subject to Section 6106.2 of the California Commercial Code. If Section 6106.2 applies, claims may be filed at Fidelity National Title Company, Escrow Division, Escrow No: 129580-LC, 601 California Street, Suite 1501, San Francisco, County of San Francisco, State of California, 94108. This bulk transfer includes a liquor license transfer. All claims must be received prior to the date on which the Notice of Transfer of the liquor license is received by Escrow Agent from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. So far as known to the Buyer(s), all business names and addresses used by the Seller(s) for the three years last past, if different from the above, are: NONE Dated: November 9, 2010 Fidelity National Title Company as Escrow Agent for the herein seller and buyer By: /s/ Lisa M. Decker CNS-1994542# DAILY CALIFORNIAN Publish 11/30/10


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m. polo MPSF Player of the Week twice. His 589 saves rank fourth all-time at USC.

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Cal hosts this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wa- No. 2 Cal The Bears received the at-large poter polo championship for the first time ever at Spieker Aquatics Complex this sition in the tournament due to their weekend, Dec. 4-5. The tournament fol- 23-3 overall, 8-0 MPSF record. Theirs lows a No. 1 vs. No. 4, No. 2 vs. No. 3 was the strongest record besides USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg 3D<<H in the loaded MPSF conference and is seeding format. responsible for one of USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two losses. It lays claim to 13 NCAA titles, the No. 1 USC The two-time defending national most out of any school in the nation. champions secured automatic qualifica- Two of those titles came in the contion for winning the MPSF tournament. secutive years right before USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest In the finals, the Trojans edged out host back-to-back championships. Junior Ivan Rackov is a large part of Stanford 8-7 after going into overtime and two sudden-death periods. USC this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success, leading the Bears in both goals and assists. He tops the MPSF now stands at 26-2 overall. The Trojans are known for their dis- with a three-goal per-game average. Junior Justin Parsons took over as cipline, calling out plays for every possession much like a football team. They full-time goalie with the injury of Wil donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have one player with significantly Toppen late in the season and really more goals than the rest, yet their of- stepped into the role, averaging nine fense led the MPSF in goals per game saves in the three games in the MPSF with 13.28. That balance is precisely tournament. what makes them so hard to contain. USC also has an outstanding goalie in No. 3 Loyola Marymount The winner of the WWPA conference, junior Joel Dennerley, who was named

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the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; record now stands at 19-8. They beat Davis 9-6 to get the automatic bid and have won their conference eight of the last 10 years, but havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won the first round of NCAAs in that whole time. Goalie Andy Stevens made 11 saves in the win. LMU lost 11-2 in its match against Cal earlier this season, so its chances donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look so good. No. 4 St. Francis The Terriers finished the season at No. 13, winning the CWPA conference over No. 18 Navy, 8-4. The reality is St. Francis isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the same league as the rest of the NCAA competitors and water polo on the East Coast isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nearly as competitive. A school from outside California has never advanced to the NCAA finals. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a chance for the Terriers to rewrite history, but this season they have only beaten marginally competitive MPSF schools like UCSD and Pepperdine. Byron Atashian covers menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water polo. Contact him at batashian@dailycal.org.

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The Cal football team lost its final three games, all at Memorial Stadium, to finish 5-7 overall. They are not headed to a postseason bowl game for the first time in seven years.

The Bears’ had a season of defensive highs and offensive lows. The result was coach Jeff Tedford’s first losing season with Cal. by Ed Yevelev

Daily Cal Staff Writer One weekend after barely beating the nation’s worst team, the Cal football team nearly knocked off the country’s No. 1. Ladies and gentlemen: your 2010 season in a ONLINE PODCAST nutshell. Katie Dowd and Jack Preseason expectations this fall weren’t high, to be Wang examine Cal’s sure. But with a depend- uncertain offseason. able running back, a fifthyear senior under center and an experienced coaching staff, observers expected consistent, stable play from the team. Instead, Cal’s (5-7, 3-6) on-field performances were arguably the most unpredictable in the country. Four of the team’s five wins came by three touchdowns or more; so did four of its seven losses. Not even head coach Jeff Tedford could explain what made his squad so enigmatic game in and game out.

“I don’t see an up-and-down team every week in practice. Obviously what happens in the games says what it says,” Tedford said after a 50-17 win over Arizona State on Oct. 23. That victory at Memorial Stadium was sandwiched in between blowout losses on the road to USC and Oregon State. It also happened to be the Bears’ only complete performance against meaningful competition. Quarterback Kevin Riley was efficient throwing the football, tossing a pair of touchdown strikes and netting 240 yards through the air; Shane Vereen found running lanes; and Clancy Pendergast’s defense was dominant, not allowing a single offensive touchdown by the Sun Devils. The rest of 2010 was downright maddening in its inconsistency. Against Arizona, Oregon and Washington, the Bears turned in inspired defensive performances ­­— efforts befitting of the conference’s top overall unit. Everyone from Mike Mohamed and Cameron Jordan to Christ Conte and Mychal Kendricks flew around the football field to help stop highoctane offenses in their tracks.

However, their efforts were for naught because Cal’s own offense couldn’t provide adequate support. In the three contests, the Bears failed to find any semblance of a balanced attack. They mustered just one offensive touchdown, and ended up losing by a combined six points. “(The defense) played their hearts out. There is no question about it,” Tedford said after Cal limited the Ducks to just one offensive score and 317 total yards. “It is a shame. It’s a shame. I feel sick for the kids.” But when the Bears didn’t fall just short in defeat, they fell apart completely in all phases of the game. Against the Trojans, Beavers and Cardinal, Cal’s outright lack of execution was agonizing. In each contest, the Bears never showed signs of competitiveness after an early downpour of dropped passes, turnovers, penalties and poor field position. The end result was a combined 131-35 margin of defeat to Cal’s biggest rivals, and a relinquished Axe for only the second time in nine years. “They made some plays, and we didn’t, and they got the start that we wanted,” Cal quarterback Kevin Riley said after the USC loss on Oct. 16. “They jumped on us quick … It just kept hitting us.” Indeed, the Bears have some soul-searching to do after the lumps they took in Tedford’s first

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remember Jeff Tedford’s first game as Cal’s head coach. “They’re going to run out of shot for the cannon,” my dad said after the Bears scored their fifth touchdown. 70-22. It was the beginning of something new and real. Tangible hope was revived again in Cal fans. It was exciting to be a part of, and its origin was so obvious. It came from Tedford. Once, Cal’s offense was the envy of the nation. Teams wanted to emulate Tedford’s system, and players jumped at the chance to play in it. People used to glow about his reputation as a quarterback guru. Now, it’s a punch line of a joke. Last Saturday as I watched frustrated fans leaving Memorial Stadium, I wondered what we’ve all been wondering, to some degree, over the last few months: How did it go so bad so fast? As unfortunate as it is to say, Tedford appears to be a victim of his own success. Some fans are still content with doing better than Holmoe. But most are vocally restless for more — a Rose Bowl, a conference championship, a win over USC. And as the pressure to do more has mounted in Berkeley, we’ve watched Cal become more and more conservative. Taking the reins of a 1-10 team meant Tedford had nothing to lose. And he coached like it. That first game against Baylor, on the very first play, the Bears ran a 71-yard double pass for a touchdown. Now, Keenan Allen running the Wildcat qualifies as cutting edge and exciting. With this kind of subpar season, heads will necessarily roll in Berkeley. Near the top of the list should be offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Tedford can no longer afford to hire vanilla offensive coordinators. The safe option isn’t safe anymore — it’s a formula for mediocrity or worse. Firing defensive coordinator Bob Gregory last season was a step in the right direction for the team, as the defense demonstrated this season. This year, it was proactive instead of fearful. It’s a model that the offense desperately needs to emulate as well. In the months ahead, Tedford must

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t’s probably become clear over the course of the semester that I have a deeply rooted and probably unhealthy obsession with sports. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and while I’ve tried many times to separate myself from the games, the news

and the drama, I keep coming back. My former editor chides me for writing the “this is why you should watch __” column too often, and I will only provide her with more ammo by the time I reach my conclusion. Since it’s my final 15 inches of the semester and I’ve attacked you with my opinions enough over the course of four months, I’ll just sprawl out what has struck me about the state of Cal athletics as 2010 comes to a close. First, we could all learn something from Carli Lloyd. In the final season of her illustrious Cal career, the All-American setter has constantly exemplified the attitude of a true competitor. Never mind the fact that she has broken all sorts of records as one of the best setters in the country, but she has that attitude that all aspiring athletes should try to attain. The drive to win at all costs is only the first step. This was a year where Cal was supposed to plummet in the Pac-10 standings, but through Lloyd’s leadership and mastery of a new offense, the volleyball team reached its highest

ranking in school history and claimed its first ever Pac-10 championship. One of San Francisco’s assistant volleyball coaches, a former NCAA champion at Penn State, told me she sees Lloyd as an individual that “will run through walls to win it all.” The playoffs begin Friday at Haas Pavilion against Utah State. Go watch and witness a winner in person. Cheers, Carli. Second, Cal men’s soccer proved that no matter how serious sports are supposed to be taken, there’s always room for fun. The Bears are one win away from the final four of the NCAA College Cup, but they managed to become YouTube heroes with an entertaining, infectious music video to Chris Brown’s “For Ur Love” that has over 195,000 views. The iPhone-filmed music video, a product of road trip boredom and a long bus ride from Corvallis, Ore., to Seattle, showed there is always room for a light side during the grind of a season. Cal also defeated its opponents by a combined score of 9-1 that weekend, so it’s not like it was distracted.

We live in a time where athletes are more concerned with mean-mugging the camera and “protecting this house” than admitting that they are supposed to have fun. Just ask Kellen Winslow. He’s a soldier. Just two weeks ago, the team won a highly controversial tilt against UCSB that saw the Gaucho coaches and players confront and attack the referee at the conclusion of the game. The behavior of UCSB, most notably coach Tim Vom Steeg, exemplified what happens when individuals lose sight of the values of sports. Sure, the Gauchos were the better side that day and suffered a horribly cruel defeat, but nobody will feel sorry for a team that treats officials like indentured servants and then incessantly complains about the officiating afterward. Cal men’s soccer proudly represents this university. Should it make the final four, I encourage any soccer fan to make the trip. The Bears need the help; the tournament is located in, you guessed it, Santa Barbara, home of the sorest-losing soccer team I’ll ever see. And now for the quick hits:

—Make a point to go to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship. It’s this weekend at Spieker Aquatics Complex, and under the leadership of Zach White and Ivan Rackov, Cal has a great shot at winning it all. —Usually, Cal football has nothing on Taio Cruz when it comes to breaking your heart, so why was it that nobody seemed to care when Washington’s Chris Polk waltzed into the end zone to end the Bears’ season? It’s time the higher-ups look long and hard into the state of this program. My advice? Take a look at what Brady Hoke is doing at San Diego State. I’m sure he would love a chance to coach in the Pac-10 ... ­—I know that the program was egregiously mismanaged for years, but I refuse to support the cutting of Cal baseball. It makes little sense that the athletic department will fund 24 sports but not the national pastime. OK, folks. It’s been fun. Good luck studying for finals. Hopefully I’ll study instead of watching sports. Join Gabriel in choosing sports over studying at sports@dailycal.org.


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