As we cope with the latest gloomy news about climate change — from flooding in Serbia to Antarctica’s irreversible melting to Congress’s continued inaction and denial that climate change is even happening — a new buzz word is popping up … Continue reading »
Don’t be deceived. Backers of a proposed measure for the Berkeley ballot in November are circulating voter-signature petitions under the guise of “saving the Post Office.” But the main thrust of the measure is to impose prohibitively restrictive fees and … Continue reading »
On International Workers Day last Thursday, the Berkeley City Council devoted a meeting exclusively to discuss the minimum wage. California is one of seven states that have abolished a sub-minimum wage for tipped workers; elsewhere, tipped workers earn an hourly … Continue reading »
If you live in Berkeley and didn’t think you live on a million dollar block, think again. Last month, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house directly across the street from mine in the modest flats of Berkeley listed at $769,000, sold for … Continue reading »
Berkeley’s current redistricting process is a foggy mess. For readers, I’ll try to clear some of the fog by, first, presenting a timeline of pertinent events and then offering my take on these events.
1986—District elections established by … Continue reading »
Berkeley’s iconic wisteria is exploding. Our young trees on Solano are budding out after their (barely) second winter. And as spring declares its arrival, so does our upcoming election season.
As a result, we should all get ready to be … Continue reading »
A broad coalition of diverse community representatives came together before the Berkeley City Council recently to call for Council support for two very important “Healthy Berkeley” initiatives. One involves a city parks bond proposal, and the other … Continue reading »
I am a person who escaped poverty with education and a minimum wage job.
In so many ways, I was lucky. My cousin and her husband, both campus police officers, raised me as their own son after my … Continue reading »
What evidence do we have that the 2020 Vision for equitable outcomes in Berkeley schools will reach its goal by the year 2020?
The photo, left, shows 10 members of the 2020 generation when they were in kindergarten. … Continue reading »