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Posted inSchools

School board votes on short-term overcrowding solutions

The Berkeley School Board voted unanimously Wednesday on a two-year stop-gap solution to handle overcrowding in schools in the coming years. Although the discussion for the long-term solution, which involves replacing the Berkeley Adult School with an elementary school, was not discussed by the Board, the issue drew over 200 people, including over 100 BAS […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley Police: Gas station hold-ups, vandalism, more

Earlier this year, the Berkeley Police Department relaunched its monthly newsletter to inform the community about notable arrests and incidents, as well as crime prevention tips and safety resources. Along with beat maps and police contacts for each neighborhood, the newsletter highlights arrests and open cases in Berkeley from the prior month. The seventh edition of the newsletter came […]

Posted inNosh

The Bread Project: Cooking up a future for people in need

Pat Van Valkenburgh is the kind of person that The Bread Project hopes to help. A stay-at-home mom who home-schooled her two children until they attended Berkeley High School, Van Valkenburgh desperately needed a job when her construction worker husband became unemployed. Since she enjoyed cooking, she thought the nonprofit’s nine-week café training program, which […]

Posted inNosh

Beehive Market, new to Berkeley, off to a good start

Last Saturday’s inaugural Beehive Market was deemed a success by its founders and many vendors, despite a few teething glitches and some weather issues. The self-described “hipster” green market also drew compliments from residents in west Berkeley who saw it as a positive addition to their community. Co-founder Julie Fry estimates about 1,000 people walked through the market […]