Very few African Americans were at the opening of an exhibit celebrating the works of a prodigiously talented local black woman. It felt wrong, and a missed opportunity.
Voting against Measure E on March 3 to express anger over BUSD's handling of sexual assault reports will hurt the people who are helping students the most - teachers and staff.
A private property owner now controls this vital evacuation route and Berkeley should ensure that he be required to keep it open to the public.
The former public information officer for BUSD believes the school district acted correctly in barring a Berkeleyside reporter from the Berkeley High campus during a rally about sexual assault.
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Berkeley is one of the most densely populated cities in California and open space is needed, particularly in the crowded south campus area.
As founders of BHS Stop Harassing, we call for more prevention education on campus and a full-time Title IX coordinator specifically for Berkeley High.
Before the vote, officials from the Japanese Consulate General’s office visited some City Council members to persuade them that opposing the base would let North Korea dominate the region.
Students have grown frustrated with BUSD’s lack of focus, insufficient investment and limited capacity to handle incidents of student-on-student sexual misconduct.
The push to underground utilities - which could cost $500 million - is an example of how politics trumps practicality. Many studies show undergrounding does not help emergency response.
Residents voted twice to add tall buildings to the downtown. Harold Way is a critical piece of the Downtown Plan as it will bring 300 units of housing near BART and millions to build affordable housing.
Berkeley officials and the visitors' bureau revere the city's history of protest and free speech but aren't willing to fight to save People's Park.
The university filed the suit against people protesting the construction of volleyball courts in People's Park. For that and other reasons, Berkeley should work to keep the city's most famous landmark an open space.