In a discussion that spanned the impact of zoning laws and climate change on communities of color, the panel agreed it was important for the East Bay to lead the nation in having frank conversations about race.
The judges selected Natalie Orenstein's three-part series Beyond The Buses which explored the legacy of Berkeley's unprecedented voluntary school integration.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.
Someone entered the campus chapel and drew a swastika inside a bible on display. A piece of paper with the words 'Adolph Hitler' scribbled on it was tacked onto a nearby bulletin board.
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
The reason African Americans and other minorities mostly live in South and West Berkeley can be traced back to government-supported racist housing practices.
Berkeleyside is joining dozens of other media organizations in an initiative to thoroughly track and analyze hate crime and harassment data.
Even after being attacked and told to "get out of Berkeley," the friends said they did not want to pursue a criminal case against a woman who followed them down Shattuck Avenue.
Black and Hispanic people stopped by BPD are searched "at much higher rates" than white people, researchers told the PRC this week, but disparities don't automatically mean bias.
A Cal student charged in a high-profile vandalism case near campus last year has raised nearly $80,000, to help his family afford housing, after the LA Times profiled him Sunday.
Students say they are reeling from the revelation and want consequences for the creators of the memes.