The Berkeley City Council shifted more than $9 million out of the police department budget Tuesday night to help pay for a range of reforms called for by community members and city officials alike in recent weeks.
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Scientists from the Innovative Genomics Institute, the same UC Berkeley group that created a COVID-19 testing lab in March, are now trialing a quicker way to obtain patient samples: through saliva.
Eight teenagers in Oakland and Berkeley talk about how they’ve had to adapt after the shutdown upended their social lives and support systems.
During shelter in place, Marla Aufmuth has turned her cameras on the people just outside her front door on Ward Street. Getting to know the neighbors is making her community stronger, she says.
“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and persistent calls to reform policing, officials pledged Tuesday night to remake the city budget as a “moral document” that better reflects Berkeley values.
The payment is part of a class-action lawsuit that Berkeley took a lead on.
As more movement happens, people should still limit activities and contacts and wear face coverings
The university will offer optional in-person classes for smaller discussion sections for large lectures and other activities.
Residents must continue to limit contact with people outside their social bubble, maintain physical distance and wear face coverings.
About 2 miles of Berkeley streets will be barricaded off on one side to slow traffic and encourage walking and bicycling.