The changes needed to save our planet are deep and fundamental. We have made great strides but must work together to do more.
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.
Most commented in Opinion over the last 6 months
- Build housing on BART’s lots to create a climate-friendly, walkable, and affordable Berkeley
- Anti-homeless prejudice is thriving in Berkeley
- Berkeley should only allow affordable, appropriately scaled housing at North Berkeley BART station
- People’s Park is Berkeley’s most famous landmark and provides badly needed open space
- Building housing on People’s Park, the heart of Berkeley, will destroy its soul
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.
For more than 50 years, Berkeley residents have shown they care about developments overseas by lending assistance and money to grassroots movements.
Marissa Moss spent two weeks touring schools and is now back in Berkeley. During her self-imposed quarantine, she is wondering why more precautions aren't being taken.
Let's not try to recreate Hs. Lorships; the food was never all that great. But its location is the perfect place for a revival of Spenger's, the institution that helped put the Berkeley waterfront on the map.