Asian Americans make up 20% of the city, but you would never know it if you saw the names on our streets, parks and schools. The renaming of a tiny downtown street presents the opportunity to start to change that.
I am grateful that after hearing complaints, a playwright with a show at the Marsh Berkeley took out a racial epithet — that has been used derogatorily to refer to Japanese Americans — from the name of his play.
There is no problem with RVs There are no piles of trash outside of them. Their inhabitants don’t behave menacingly. The people who live in RVs and other vehicles in West Berkeley don’t disrupt daily life.
When the City Council approved an expansion of the program in 2017, members were assured they would only be used for traffic-related purposes. A new measure allows police to use them in criminal investigations.
There is real pleasure working one-on-one with a student. The program is looking for more volunteers.
After being homeless for over five years, I am no longer surprised by shabby treatment at shelters. The Berkeley Community Resource Center is a happy exception.
Forget parking a bike at Ashby BART after 8 a.m. or picking one up after 8 p.m. The operators need to do a better job moving bikes around so more are available during commute hours.
If we care about the planet, we need to live like the homeless. Let’s embrace them, not drive them from our midst. They are our homegrown Greta Thunbergs.
The use of the word 'ghetto' has evolved. If its use is prohibited from further evolution, then it forever will remain as a demeaning reference to the circumstances of a group of people living in a defined location.
That will provide housing for many, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the neighborhood.
City officials say there is no definite connection between the smell, the pollution in Aquatic Park, and feces making their way from RV dwellers to the water. The author disagrees.
The author, who has worked for the District for 24 years, had to pay $920 a month for Kaiser healthcare in 2015, a rate that forced him to get a second job. He supports the union demand for a 12% raise over two years.