Some people who spend time in the storied Berkeley park acknowledge the need for housing but worry about the park's future; others say the plan should not go ahead, period.
A commission of faculty, staff and students said controversial events and violence in 2017 were stoked by "the rise of ultra-conservative rhetoric."
Construction could begin in the summer of 2020 and be completed by 2022. The university said the park is an ideal place because development will address housing and homelessness.
Communing and taking selfies with llamas and therapy dogs proved a popular way for students to decompress during a high-pressure time of year.
The university may build 700 units for students, as well as 100 units for people experiencing homelessness. There would still be a park, although it would be smaller.
The King Middle School teacher is facing a felony charge from a violent Sacramento neo-Nazi rally and counter protest in 2016.
The "Hamilton" star, who came to town this week to support BHS, advised students at his old school to aim for "a rigorous pursuit of being exactly who you are."
A 62-year-old failed sex offender registrant is back in jail this week in connection with an early-morning caustic chemical attack in early April on a female custodian at Cal.
The vote, by the Berkeley School Board, takes the possibility of revocation of REALM's charter off the table for now.
A popular Berkeley High history teacher was placed on administrative leave after he showed an old bazooka to his students.