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Posted inOpinion

Opinion: City Council should place charter amendment for a new Berkeley police commission on ballot

Civilian oversight of the police is an emerging best practice. Enlightened police leaders understand that independent oversight is a critical part of fair and impartial policing.

Posted inOpinion, Schools

Op-ed: UC should re-invest its fossil-fuel portfolio in renewable energy

As a Cal alumna, I’ve been rooting for my alma mater to be among the first universities to divest from fossil fuels. Alas, Stanford, SF State and Peralta, along with dozens of other universities, religious institutions and cities, including Berkeley, San Francisco, Richmond and Oakland, have already shown us up, divesting billions from the oil, […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Recess restriction is discriminatory and counterproductive

This Wednesday, the Berkeley Unified School Board will vote on a policy that would allow teachers to restrict students’ access to recess. As a parent of a child at Willard, I oppose the recess restriction policy as discriminatory and counterproductive. K-5 students have two short recess periods, fifteen minutes in the morning and twenty minutes […]