A new state law requires free supplies at schools with high poverty levels, but a Berkeley policy could go further.
Bay Area air quality likely to remain poor for days.
Berkeley High's dean of students reckons 'up to a quarter' of the school's students has used an e-cigarette in the last year.
The pool was shut down last week after broken equipment fed too much chlorine into the water and caused bad physical reactions.
People connected to the pool reported cases of hair loss and eye irritation this week. The school says chemical levels are back to normal.
Volunteers with the Herrick Hospital program offer friendly voices and emergency help to seniors and people struggling with their mental health.
New state data show the water was found to contain more than 40 times the legal amount of lead, but no students appear to have been exposed to it.
When Evelyn Nussenbaum couldn't find relief for her son, Sam, who was having dozens of seizures a day, she fought to make a British drug available in the U.S.
The City Council seems inclined to lower taxes on recreational cannabis, even though nearby cities have the same tax. Keeping it at 10% will discourage teenage use.
A forum on the proposed removal of acute care from Berkeley's Alta Bates Medical Center drew an energetic crowd on Saturday.
Healthcare professionals and officials will speak at a public forum at the Ed Roberts Campus on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Noise from low-flying planes is annoying and may be detrimental to people's health. More research is needed to explore the impacts of noise.