"Education is really my sweet spot in this election," says Appel who is running for the 15th Assembly District.
Berkeley City College students opened a resource center this month that will provide legal and academic counseling to undocumented students and community members.
Berkeley Police responded to the threat, which was scrawled in a boys' bathroom.
A UC Berkeley student sustained minor injuries early Sunday morning when three men attacked him and tried to take his backpack near campus, authorities report.
Soaked by the rain, hundreds of students at Berkeley High and elsewhere walked out of class and mourned for the young victims of mass shootings.
A Cal student charged in a high-profile vandalism case near campus last year has raised nearly $80,000, to help his family afford housing, after the LA Times profiled him Sunday.
Events range from screenings of 'Hidden Figures' and vagina-shaped cookie decorating to a rally in the park after school on Thursday.
A planned partnership between the organization and BHS never materialized, and the district plans to repurpose the space for new programs next year.
The Cal Band is primarily student-run. Practicing, playing, finding venues, and recruiting new members, among other, tasks is a full-time job done on top of taking classes.
Berkeley police are investigating whether the threat is credible, and will be stationed around the campus through the evening, said BHS Principal Erin Schweng in an email.