April 3, 2009

UC Berkeley president, under fire for executive pay raises, chased into aerobics class while coming to speak in WC

UC Berkeley President Mark Yudof didn't get a warm reception when he came to speak in Walnut Creek. Confronting him outside the Jewish Community Center were about five dozen UC employees who say they are fed up with executive pay raises and accuse him of ignoring rank-and-file UC workers in favor of executives.'s Joe Vasquez has this report. Vasquez shows how protesters greeted him with signs when he pulled his car into the center on Tice Valley Road, near Rossmoor. The president of the entire UC system initially paused and tried to drive away. After a protester stood and placed a sign right in his path, Yudof parked, but he wound up walking into the wrong building.

The protesters trailed him into the building, and he briefly sought refuge in an aerobics gym.
Yudof eventually made his way into the right building, where he presumably gave his talk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joe Vasquez...king of ambush "journalism"

I'd guess he called the protesters and told them he'd be at the JCC covering the Pres.

KPIX5...get a real reporter!