Burnstein represented protesters arrested during the Free Speech Movement, and later architected the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and served as Rep. Barbara Lee’s campaign treasurer.
Energy secretary visits Berkeley, touting app to speed up solar permits
The Biden administration wants to get more Americans to install solar panels by making the permitting process faster and easier.
Barbara Lee documentary premieres at Grand Lake Theatre
The film is directed and produced by Berkeley resident Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning filmmaker.
The 510 area code has run out — and the East Bay has feelings about it
Starting Saturday, you’ll have to dial the area code for all local calls.
East Bay congressional reps Barbara Lee and Mark DeSaulnier talk race in Berkeley
In a discussion that spanned the impact of zoning laws and climate change on communities of color, the panel agreed it was important for the East Bay to lead the nation in having frank conversations about race.
Bernie Sanders comes to Berkeley, praises Barbara Lee and urges people to vote
The independent senator from Vermont did not endorse AD15 Candidate Jovanka Beckles, although she was one of the few politicians to sit on the stage behind him.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
BUSD is hosting an education symposium Friday evening at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Mark Coplan EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM First thing to say is that this is tonight, Friday Nov. 6, with the first presentation starting at 5:45pm. Berkeley Research, Evaluation and Assessment (BREA) is hosting the return of the Berkeley Unified School District Research Symposium. The […]
Berkeley town hall examines race, police relations
About 200 people attended a special Berkeley City Council meeting on Jan. 17, 2015 to talk about police and community issues. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel More than five weeks after Berkeley police used tear gas, smoke bombs, and over the shoulder baton strikes to control a crowd protesting the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, […]
Years of work culminate in new Berkeley medical clinic
A new three-story, $13 million clinic was added to Lifelong Medical Care’s West Berkeley facility. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel A new three-story, $13 million clinic was added to Lifelong Medical Care’s West Berkeley facility. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Lifelong Medical Care’s new West Berkeley clinic, […]
Crowds fill Old Berkeley City Hall to honor Maudelle Shirek
National and local political figures, along with city staff, family members and other loved ones, came together in Berkeley to celebrate the life of former Councilwoman Maudelle Shirek who died April 11 at 101.
Former Councilwoman Maudelle Shirek dies, aged 101
Maudelle Shirek, often called the godmother of East Bay progressive politics, died in a Vallejo hospice on April 11. Shirek served in the Berkeley City Council for 20 years, leading many progressive causes.
Berkeley to help sister city in Cuba with clean water plan
By Tom Miller Following Mayor Tom Bates and State Senator Loni Hancock’s December visit to Palma Soriano, Berkeley’s sister city in Eastern Cuba, plans are afoot for a community-built clean water solution for the entire city of 80,000 people. For the past decade, UC Berkeley researchers have traveled to Palma to work with the community to […]