I made a spontaneous decision that’s had incredible consequences for me, my friends, the department and officers I love.
If Berkeley Police Department wants to distinguish itself from the vile practices of the Minneapolis Police Department, it needs to address racism and racial bias within its own department.
Honoring Black life requires more than platitudes and passive promises.
The changes needed to save our planet are deep and fundamental. We have made great strides but must work together to do more.
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We need to devote our limited resources to covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on our community.
The city of Berkeley will help businesses and artists impacted by the coronavirus and is taking steps to help the homeless, seniors, and single parents, among others.
Check in with them and offer to pick up groceries and medicines. Call to say hello. Teach them how to use the internet to communicate with their doctor.
Buy local. Get coffee from your favorite coffee shop. Commemorate special occasions with flowers from the neighborhood florist. Encourage your children to buy goods that are manufactured locally.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. People should take it seriously, yet also be wary of alarmist panic.
COVID-19 is also threatening a local economic crisis, which may affect the viability of Berkeley's small businesses. Here are some steps we can take to help out.
I am the granddaughter of the late Kala Bagai who tried to make Berkeley her home only to be driven out of the city because of her race. But if all goes well the city might welcome her back by naming a street after her.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a challenge to our current medical technology and healthcare system but a test of our humanity.