Meng So, coordinator of the University of California, Berkeley's Undocumented Student Program, says students he helps are from low-income families with no experience navigating a university such as Berkeley. So calls undocumented students "underground undergrads." Carol Ness/UC Berkeley hide caption

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Democrat Ami Bera is challenging Lungren. Bera ran against Lungren in 2004 and lost, but since the district was redrawn, the race has become competitive. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Richard Aoki was known as the "minister of education" for the Berkeley, Calif., chapter of the Black Panther Party. Nikki Arai/Courtesy of Nancy Park hide caption

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SoloPower is betting it will succeed where others have failed with a $197 million loan from the Department of Energy. SoloPower/PRNewsFoto/AP hide caption

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