The Daily Californian is the student-run newspaper covering the University of California, Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley.
The newspaper has been independent of the university since 1971 and is run entirely by current or recently-graduated UC Berkeley students and published by the nonprofit Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc.
Known informally as The Daily Cal, it is published every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the academic year and once a week during the summer. It has a daily paper circulation of approximately 10,000 copies and also publishes online.
The official mascot of the University of California, Berkeley is Oski the Bear, who represents the university’s California Golden Bears sports teams.
Oski originated as a cartoon-strip character in Cal’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, and made his real-life debut on September 27th, 1941, during Cal Football’s victory in a season opener against the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Previously, Cal had used live bears at games as mascots.
Oski is named after the old ‘Oski Yell’ that was once regularly chanted at football and basketball games, but now rarely heard.
The element berkelium is named after the city of Berkeley, California.
Berkelium was first produced in December 1949 by Stanley Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, and Glenn Seaborg in the 60-inch cyclotron housed at the University of California at Berkeley’s Crocker Laboratory. They bombarded americium-241 with helium nuclei (alpha particles) for several hours in the cyclotron to synthesize tiny amounts of the radioactive metallic element.
The Crocker Laboratory was demolished in the 1960s to make way for new UC Berkeley campus buildings, and was situated where Tan Hall and Pimentel Hall stand today.
There are open air parking lots surrounding North Berkeley BART station.
Permit lots are permit parking only between 4 am and 10 am, after which they operate as normal daily fee parking lots. Payment or permit is required in Fee parking lots on weekdays from 4 am to 3 pm and is free on weekends and holidays. The lots are full by around 8 am on weekdays. Parking permits should be booked online in advance and the daily parking fee can be paid at the Addfare / Parking Validation machine in the station using your stall number.
Swimming is allowed at Lake Anza in Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park in the designated beach area on weekends and holidays from around the end of April and on weekdays from the end of May until around mid-September. Swimming is prohibited from November onwards and when periods of poor water quality are identified by East Bay Regional Park District. When lifeguards are on duty during swim season, a beach access fee is charged.