Harris attended the school as part of BUSD’s second integrated class in 1970.
The joy was palpable Saturday morning as people honked car horns, danced, yelled and clapped in celebration.
Berkeley’s diversity and progressive values helped shape a leader who stands for equality, empowerment and justice, said Mayor Jesse Arreguín.
What most Americans are just beginning to learn about California’s junior senator, we’ve already seen here for decades. Here are eight ways that California shaped Kamala Harris and that Harris has shaped California.
Harris often talks about her Oakland roots, but the senator was a resident of the Berkeley flats until the age of 12, attending Thousand Oaks Elementary School. Those years were “foundational” she told Berkeleyside.
If you’re a Democratic candidate for president, you can certainly find someone in Berkeley who will donate to your campaign.
Long before she was the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris was a resident of the Berkeley flats and a student at Thousand Oaks.
This weeklong celebration pays homage to the city’s most iconic people, places and history with creative cocktails.
The history of integration at Berkeley schools was in the spotlight this week after a right-wing website accused Kamala Harris of lying and Berkeleyside jumped into the fray.