“The collective knees on so many necks have finally given way,” Councilmember Ben Bartlett said during the meeting, recounting his childhood with Black Panthers, and the Rodney King riots.
What are your ideas about how to heal the divisions that are playing out in protests against systemic racism around the nation? How can Berkeleyside help?
In a 5-4 decision, the Berkeley City Council voted to extend an emergency curfew in the city through Friday morning after an emotional three-hour discussion that didn’t end until 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Update: A Berkeley City Council majority voted early Wednesday morning to extend the city’s curfew to Friday morning but pushed the curfew start time to 9 p.m.
Caravans of cars carrying 30 to 40 people vandalized Farmacy Berkeley and other stores this weekend.
For hours on Sunday night into early Monday morning, police in Berkeley responded to numerous commercial break-ins around town as looters in vehicle caravans roved through the city, authorities report.
The request came Sunday night as protests were happening simultaneously in a number of East Bay cities. The advisory was rescinded around 5 a.m.
First Amendment lawyers say Berkeley Unified illegally denied journalists access to a school campus to cover a student protest Monday.
Superintendent Brent Stephens said the students have identified real structural issues with how the district handles sexual assault reports.
A man who became a conservative icon in 2017 for showing up armed at political rallies where antifascists and right-wing activists clashed has been found guilty of possession of a weapon at one of those rallies.
Kids ramped up the pressure on politicians and corporations in the Bay Area and beyond Friday.
While many gym members don’t like the idea that a major investor in the fitness facilities threw a fundraiser for Trump, they said canceling their memberships might hurt those who work there.