The San Jose-based construction company that employed a man killed during a work-related accident last August in Berkeley has been fined more than $20,000 for two related safety violations authorities said led to the man’s death.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
The construction worker who died at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Berkeley earlier this week has been identified by authorities as 62-year-old Oscar Marquez of Livermore.
By Emilie Raguso and Tracey Taylor
By Camille Baptista
Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years.
The 11th annual Plant Sale at the Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley's King Middle School was a feast for all the senses.
On Thursday, May 2, officials say two sixth grade girls, who were waiting to be picked up from King Middle School, were approached by a man who asked them to help him retrieve an item from his car. The case is being treated as a possible attempted abduction.
By Mollie Hart
A new initiative, spearheaded by Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard Project, aims to put beehives in the city’s three middle schools by next spring.
The California Department of Education yesterday released its 2012 Accountability Progress Report, which show significant gains for Berkeley schools on both the state Annual Performance Index (API) and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). (Details of both district and individual school results for API and AYP can be seen on the state’s Accountability Progress Reporting site.)
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