At the first day of school in Berkeley on Monday, the specter of the pandemic lingered, but it did not dominate a first day back that, finally, felt pretty normal.
Longfellow Middle School and John Muir, Sylvia Mendez and Rosa Parks elementary schools all have new leaders at the helm for the 2022-23 school year.
We spoke with a labor nurse, fire captain, restaurant owner and others to see how their feelings have evolved about the pandemic.
Students must live in California and enroll in at least three units to be eligible for free tuition.
The new school year brings looser COVID-19 restrictions, with less testing and more field trips and classroom visitors.
The 16-year-old Berkeley High student pleaded guilty to a felony crime and his sentence includes time in a rehabilitation facility.
People who are elderly and Black make up a disproportionate share of Berkeley’s 62 COVID-19 deaths.
The National Federation of the Blind hopes a settlement the mother reached with BUSD will become a blueprint for other school districts.
Case rates are “plateauing at a high rate,” fueled by the BA.5 variant.
From population to housing to racial diversity, these maps show how and where Berkeley has changed the most over the last decade.
Following a classmate’s death, five students called on the City Council to prioritize funding student mental health programs. “We were converting our grief into something meaningful,” one said.
A recent Sacramento State grad, Brandon Bailey became the first person in his family to graduate from college.