Oakland City Council held an emergency meeting to address skyrocketing compost fees which local restaurateurs say could put them out of business.
Thirty-five Oakland restaurateurs have signed a letter to Mayor Libby Schaaf protesting a rise in compost fees which could set some back as much as $11,000 a year.
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 […]
A young participant takes part in a rally calling for a more inclusive school system before a BUSD board meeting on Wednesday May 20, 2015. Photo: Melati Citrawireja Parents, students and community members held a rally at this week’s Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education meeting to urge board members to provide a more […]
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 […]
(L to r) Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner, Vice Mayor Linda Maio, Berkeley Food & Housing Project Executive Director Terrie Light, and City Councilman Jesse Arreguín pose before making the first donations to a Positive Change box. Photo: Seung Y. Lee (L to r) Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner, Vice Mayor Linda Maio, Berkeley […]
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 […]
Marvel and Co. reopened in April and now carries dresses and shirts from Dosa, a designer line. Photo: Seung Y. Lee MARVEL AND COMPANY Marvel and Company, which reopened this month after a makeover, sells an array of high-end, vintage home decor items, linen, and collectible trinkets from around the world. But the main feature of the […]
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, […]
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 […]
A drone is flown in César Chávez Park this month, with the Berkeley Hills as the backdrop. Photo: Seung Y. Lee While kites floated silently on the seaside breeze at Berkeley’s César Chávez Park last Saturday, a lone black drone buzzed and somersaulted 30 feet in the air, until it came crashing down back to earth. Several yards […]
Inside Berkeley’s new Addison Yoga Loft above the Highwire coffee shop (formerly 123 Local )on San Pablo Ave.. Photo: Anna Volfes Inside Berkeley’s new Addison Yoga Loft above the Highwire coffee shop (formerly 123 Local )on San Pablo Ave.. Photo: Anna Volfes NEW: ADDISON YOGA LOFT Opening March 23, Addison Yoga Loft is the newest yoga […]