Last week, South Berkeley was shaken by a series of shootings. The police have no suspects yet, but if you’ve got information, you’re urged to call 510-981-5900. The Clog sends its condolences to those affected. [Daily Cal]

The Berkeley community mourns the loss of Cal’s ultimate bando. Robert Briggs, 81, was involved with the Cal band for most of his life, serving as Cornet player, director and, after his retirement, he remained a beloved watchful presence. The Clog sends its condolences to Briggs’s friends and family. [Daily Cal]

Mayor Tom Bates is up for re-election in an epic rematch that’s been brewing since 2002, against Shirley Dean. In Bates’s discussion of “Successes and Regrets,” he makes that whole anti-Marine recruiting thing, and–come to think of it–that whole oak grove lawsuit thing seem like mere blips on his practically flawless mayoral radar. [SF Chron]

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