Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Schools

Hundreds rally in support of Berkeley public schools

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Hundreds of teachers, secretaries, instructional aides, parents and students gathered along a stretch of Martin Luther King this afternoon to protest funding cuts for public education.

The protestors lined the sidewalk in front of the Berkeley Unified School District building and held up signs saying “Save Our Schools,” “Support Public Education,” and “Honk for Teachers.” Many of the cars driving by blared their horns in support.

“It’s really important for our society to fully fund education so students … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire (all-action edition): 3.4.10

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LGBT center may leave Berkeley

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According to The Bay Area Reporter, the Pacific Center, one of the most established LGBT community centers in the country, may move from Berkeley to Oakland this summer. The owner of the buildings on Telegraph Avenue where the Pacific Center has been based since 1978 has put the properties on the market for $1.7 million. The center’s lease expires at the end of July.

LGBT activists in Oakland have been campaigning for some time for a center there. Leslie … Continue reading »

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Video of today’s march

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I Believe in Steve posted some video of today’s Day of Action march on YouTube.

What on earth are the people doing at the start with Impeach Obama signs?

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Where in Berkeley?

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Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the comments.

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Luxury consignment store coming to the Elmwood

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Labels, a self-described luxury fashion and accessories consignment store, is set to open in one of the vacant, refurbished retail spaces on Ashby at College this spring.

The store will occupy 2629 Ashby, next to the Dailey Method fitness studio. Labels has another store in Walnut Creek. There are several other vacant retail spaces  still awaiting tenants in the redevelopment.

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‘Stand up’ for public education

BUSD administrators will hold budget hearing on March 29 in city council chambers
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The Berkeley Federation of Teachers has sent out a call to parents, guardians and community members to join them this afternoon to “stand up” for public education. The BFT plans to create a line of supporters stretching along Martin Luther King Jr. Way from University Avenue to Dwight Way, a distance of nearly one-half mile. The demonstration begins at 3:30 p.m. in front of the BUSD administration building at 2134 MLK (above).

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Day of action starts

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From early this morning, pickets were out at the main entrances to the University of California Berkeley for the Day of Action to protest cuts to education, K-12, community college and university, in California. At the Hearst entrance, about 20 picketers were handing out leaflets and encouraging passersby to join today’s protest. Bus and truck drivers gave blasts of their horns in support.

Running coverage of today’s events can be found at the Daily Californian’s website. … Continue reading »