UC Berkeley Faces $23M Suit for Yiannopoulos Speech Riot

The University of California and Berkeley police allowed violent, masked protesters to attack an Oakland woman with pepper spray for supporting conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned speech at UC Berkeley earlier this year, the woman claims in federal court.

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Second Phase Wraps Up in Billion-Dollar Strawberry Trial

With billions of dollars at stake on the final day of a bench trial on equitable claims and a possible injunction, two retired UC Davis researchers tried to persuade a federal judge that California’s strawberry industry will benefit if they are allowed to compete with UC Davis by selling strawberry varieties they invented at the school.

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After Scathing Audit, California Looks at Stripping UC’s Power

The University of California president’s office had to know state lawmakers would take a stern look at how the autonomous office manages its budget, after a recent and scathing state audit found $175 million in hidden surplus while tuition at UC schools continues to rise. The stern look may come in the form of a constitutional amendment that strips the office of much of its power.

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Scientists, UC Davis in Multimillion-Dollar Fight Over Strawberries

California-grown strawberries pull in $2.5 billion a year, and attorneys for two former UC Davis scientists sparred with a federal judge Monday over whether the scientists or the nation’s top agricultural research school own the intellectual property rights to some wildly popular cultivars.

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