Founder Khafre Jay incorporates political and social consciousness into his own music and his nonprofit encourages positive, change-oriented hip-hop.
While Parkinson’s remains a scary, relentless disease for which a cure has yet to be found, exercise can relieve symptoms that medicine cannot reach.
Rising Sun helps youth, underserved and re-entry adults pursue careers in construction and clean energy.
The third oldest LGBTQ center in the country opened in response to gay bashing. These days it provides respite for a community that feels it needs it more than ever.
A Berkeley firefighter almost died last fall after he was left more than two floors up in a smoke-filled building as flames closed in and his oxygen ran down, a new video reveals.
Downtown business owners and neighbors expressed frustration that a new center for young adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems was approved without public input.
The Berkeley Art Center has put on many provocative shows in its 50-year history but now faces challenges about how to pay for its building.
Residents in South and West Berkeley have greater health risks than those in other neighborhoods. The Center for Food, Faith & Justice is addressing the issue with garden, classes.
Despite a new director, many Berkeley Library employees say their workplace has become a place of discomfort and distrust.
The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless individuals indoors, and will make those beds available through Monday night in light of current weather conditions.
In one of his first acts as mayor, Jesse Arreguín is proposing to overhaul the way Berkeley addresses homelessness, including rescinding the law restricting people to only occupying a small section of the sidewalk.
Despite its summer resolution opposing the closure of Alta Bates Hospital, the City Council’s failure to plan for the medical needs of Berkeley rests squarely upon the shoulders of its majority members and their appointees to the Planning Commission and Zoning Adjustments Board.