UC Berkeley has found funds to cover $18 million of the added expense, but some departments could still need to admit fewer Ph.D.s and cut TAs to save money.
Ally Markovich, who covers the school beat for Berkeleyside, is a former high school English teacher. Her work has appeared in The Oaklandside, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Washington Post, among other publications. You can spot her running on the trails in Tilden Park.
Jewish families ask BUSD to move high school graduation to preserve Sabbath
District leaders say graduation will remain on Saturday this year, but they will try to move it in future years.
High school thespians get the spotlight at Berkeley Rep festival this Sunday
The March 12 festival will feature five mini-plays by and about students at Berkeley High and four other Bay Area high schools.
The 5 Berkeley streets with the most recorded potholes
These streets have received the largest numbers of citizen complaints over the past 13 years.
UC Berkeley will close 3 libraries amid shrinking budget
The closures and cuts will save the university about $1 million per year, but critics say the cost to research and community life is higher.
Update: Berkeley youth win two seats on city climate commission
The change gives youth ages 16 to 25 a voice in local legislative process on environmental and climate issues.
David Lance Goines, iconic Berkeley printmaker, dies at 77
Goines’ graphic design defined multiple generations in the city’s history, from the Free Speech Movement to the rise of Chez Panisse.
January was Berkeley’s worst month for potholes on record
Winter storms led to more requests to fix potholes than the city had received in a single month for at least 13 years.
BUSD could drop plan for downtown parking garage after year of pushback
City and district officials are exploring other options to secure parking for Berkeley High teachers rather than move forward with a $27 million, voter-approved garage on Milvia Street.
Authorities seize $19M in illegal cannabis from West Berkeley warehouse
Authorities seized about 12,000 pounds of cannabis worth over $19 million from a Berkeley warehouse, the latest in a series of raids on illegal grows in the East Bay.
Berkeley schools breached literacy settlement agreement, attorneys say
The district says its literacy plan is on track. Lawyers say BUSD hasn’t complied with the agreement, but are hopeful new leadership will do better.
Berkeley to close all COVID-19 testing sites this month
The city’s last testing site, at San Pablo Park, will close Feb. 23. BUSD’s testing site at the Berkeley Adult School will close Feb. 17.