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Layoffs, budget cuts prompted UC Berkeley to pay out $306,000 for PR contract

Faced with a $150 million budget deficit at UC Berkeley, university administrators were grappling last year with how to break the news to faculty and the media about the need for major spending and staffing cuts. The solution? University officials bypassed Berkeley’s own communications staff and approved spending $419,400 to hire an outside public relations agency “to address media and stakeholder backlash,” newly released documents indicate.

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Man says he warned Goodwill of lax safety before co-worker was crushed

Dave Goudie, a former Goodwill employee who witnessed the death of Abraham Garza, said the young father's death could have been prevented with proper training. Cal-OSHA has hit Sacramento Goodwill with more than $100,000 in fines for safety violations.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Man says he warned Goodwill of lax safety before co-worker was crushed 1:17

Man says he warned Goodwill of lax safety before co-worker was crushed

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Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart

UC Davis chancellor sent officials overseas, across country to learn image-boosting techniques 1:18

UC Davis chancellor sent officials overseas, across country to learn image-boosting techniques

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Hazardous lead levels found in Mangan Park outside gun range, city fences off building