Orthodox shul in Berkeley hires female clergy member (J-Weekly)
3 UC Berkeley professors honored with National Medal of Science (Daily Cal)
Soda tax showdown heads for ballot in San Francisco, Berkeley (CSM)
Berkeley author weaves a tale of Oakland history in latest novel (BANG)
Berkeley Patients Group turns 15 with deals, party, art (EBX)
Photos: Student inventors do battle at Cal Hacks (UCB)
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Update, July 5, 2016: The student’s name has been removed at his request due to the finding of factual innocence.
KQED recently reported that students in the University of California system are struggling to get critical mental health services. Even at UC Berkeley, demand is at an all-time high and health directors are raising a red flag, asking for more staffing and funding.
The Berkeley City Council meets Tuesday, with a special session on race-related workforce issues at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
I write this on behalf of directors of Berkeley Budget SOS, Committee for FACTS, Northeast Berkeley Association, Council of Neighborhood Associations, LeConte Neighborhood Association, and many other residents and groups opposing Measure F.
I am a strong supporter of Measure D, the sugary beverage tax, but recently I was recruited to help the No on D campaign. In exchange for my participation, I received $100 and a behind-the-scenes look at what the single largest political contribution in Berkeley’s history is paying for.
The beverage industry in recent days contributed another $600,000 to its fight to defeat Measure D, a proposed tax in Berkeley on sugary beverages, bringing the amount it has given so far to $1.4 million.
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