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Posted inSchools

BUSD poised to adopt tougher school enrollment policy

BUSD rejected 11% of applicants from private middle schools to Berkeley High School for 2015-16 after stricter enforcement requirements were implemented. Now the board is considering an even tougher policy. Photo: Melati Citrawireja Berkeley school board officials are considering tougher enrollment requirements to curb illegal enrollment in the district, following the initial success of new […]

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Berkeley High students allege BUSD refused access to federal investigators over sexual harassment

Students from the BHS Stop Harassing group put up posters on campus alleging BUSD has been refusing OCR investigators access to students. Photo: Jaya N.S. After BUSD officials allegedly refused to let federal investigators interview students about sexual harassment claims at Berkeley High, students plastered posters in campus hallways last month stating, “You are being […]

Posted inCommunity

Local man pushes for better restrooms at Berkeley park

Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has been petitioning for cleaner, more permanent restrooms in Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park since March 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has been petitioning for cleaner, more permanent restrooms in Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park since March 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee For years, Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

BART promotes suicide prevention line as incidents spike

Mental health advocate Kevin Hines speaks in front of the new BART signage listing the Suicide Lifeline Number. Photo: Seung Y. Lee BART hosted a press conference in its downtown Berkeley station Tuesday to announce a new campaign to combat a recent spike in suicides on its train tracks. By mid-March, there had already been six crashes and five fatalities, […]

Posted inSchools

School Board adopts interim sexual harassment policy

Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee member Peggy Scott speaks to the School Board during public comment on Wednesday April 8, 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Amid a federal investigation on whether Berkeley High School inadequately responded to sexual harassment claims, the Berkeley School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a new, interim sexual harassment policy. While passing […]