We provide a travel guide to the movement, from the banging of pots and the Ghostlight Project through an anti-inauguration Blue Ball and three Women’s Marches.
Freelancer Daphne White began her reporting career in Atlanta and then worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, for more than a decade. She covered Congress, education and teachers’ unions, and then produced multimedia programs for the World Bank. Daphne’s articles have appeared in The Washington Post; Hemispheres (the United Airlines magazine); Foundation News & Commentary; National Wildlife Magazine; and others. Daphne founded and ran a national nonprofit advocacy organization for 10 years, but then escaped the Beltway for Berkeley in 2014. She started writing for Berkeleyside in 2016, and enjoys covering nonprofits and change agents among other things.
Arlie Hochschild: Looking for answers from Berkeley to the Bayou
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild ventured from Berkeley to ask people in Louisiana why they were voting against their best interests.
Civil-rights groups sue Caltrans over homeless raids
A Berkeley public works crew cleared out a homeless encampment near the Gilman Street off-ramp of I-80, in Berkeley, on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Photo: David Yee A coalition of civil-rights groups and one of the nation’s largest law firms have taken on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), asking for a state-wide, permanent injunction […]
Hundreds gather at sunrise in Berkeley, the ‘greatest little city in America,’ to celebrate unity in wake of election
People form a peace sign in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park after sunrise on Nov. 18, 2016. Photo, taken using a drone, by Kevin Kunze Hundreds of people rose at dawn Friday to greet the sunrise together in “the greatest little city in America,” at a quintessential Berkeley event that was dubbed a celebration of shared […]
72K people participate in Berkeley’s ‘Great ShakeOut’
Kids at LeConte Elementary School practice their ‘Drop, cover, and hold’ technique during the Great Shakeout. Photo: Daphne White Kids at LeConte Elementary School practice their ‘Drop, cover, and hold’ technique during the Great Shakeout. Photo: Daphne White The principal did it. The janitor did it. The students did it. At 10:20 a.m. last Thursday, […]
After years of deferred maintenance, Berkeley asks nonprofits to pay for fixes
The Berkeley Rowing Club. Photo: BRC The Berkeley Rowing Club. Photo: BRC After years of neglect, Berkeley has begun requiring nonprofit organizations renting buildings from the city to undertake and pay for long-deferred maintenance and capital improvements. About one dozen nonprofits have entered into lease negotiations with the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department over the […]
HBO documentary puts spotlight on Seva, a Berkeley nonprofit that restores sight to the blind
Manisara with the granddaughter she had never seen in the new documentary Open Your Eyes. Photo: HBO Films At a time when so much of the world’s news seems so dark, HBO is airing a documentary featuring a Berkeley nonprofit that is literally bringing more light into the world. Open Your Eyes focuses on the work […]
The Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley to close Aug. 30
Unless a buyer can be found, the school and its associated mosaics store and gallery on Allston Way will close its doors for good.