A week of events across the Bay Area, organized by Oakland-based nonprofit Not in Our Town, grew out of Berkeley’s 2017 'Berkeley Stands United Against Hate' poster campaign.
A few hundred people braved the smoky air to protest Thursday evening.
"We will lift up our voices in song and solidarity and support each other."
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
Measure P will replicate the successful soda tax to ensure funds are appropriately used. It places an additional surcharge on high real estate transactions to help those in need regain housing and rebuild their lives.
District 7 candidate Rigel Robinson will serve as a collaborative and unifying voice for our city.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
Arguments for Measure O contend it will cost average residents $97 a year. But those with newer houses will pay 3-10 times more over 36 years than older residents because their baseline assessment is much higher.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
As a 16-year-old, Sam Trachtenberg is volunteering for the Vision 2050 Task Force to make sure Berkeley plans properly for rising seas and climate change.
Measure O will fail to make a dent in the housing crisis; it promises more than it can deliver. It will also be a burden on homeowners who already pay for 6 local bonds and 9 different parcel taxes/fees.
The Nov. 11-18 week aims to highlight the prevalence of hate crimes and bring communities together to speak out against hate.
A council majority approved a slightly revised version of the mayor’s proposal on arrest information at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting.