The University of California – Berkeley, also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, or simply Cal, was established in 1868. Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California. It is a public research university occupying 1,232 acres on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay. The central campus rests on 178 acres, and Berkeley’s natural features are breathtaking as two branches of Strawberry Creek flow by trees that date back to the founding of the university.
Some of the major employers located nearby are the Bayer Corporation, Alta, Bates Summit Medical Center, and Berkeley Coin and Stamp. Notable alumni include Earl Warren, the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Robert Reich, former US Secretary of State; Jerry Brown, Governor of California; and Jennifer Granholm, the first female Governor of Michigan.
Known as the California Golden Bears, the athletic teams are members of both the Pacific -12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the NCAA. The athletic teams have won national titles in many sports. The official mascot is Oski the Bear whose debut was in 1941. Previously, live bear cubs were used a mascots at the stadium. It was decided in 1940 that a costumed bear was a better alternative to a live bear. Overlooking the main Berkeley campus from the foothills in the east is big “C”, an important symbol of California spirit. The Stanford Cardinals are Berkeley’s traditional rival, and the annual football game dubbed the “Big Game” is the the most anticipated sporting event between the two universities. It is celebrated on both campuses with spirit events. The Stanford Axe has been awarded to the winner of the “Big Game” since 1933.
With a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to UC Berkeley. Students can find cheap gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access and provide direct drive up to the storage unit and you can find affordable self storage near 94704.
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