About 50 people gathered in South Berkeley to talk about racial discrimination in housing, jobs, schools, and the community.
The Public Employment Relations Board ruled in partial favor of a retired teacher who said she was penalized for emailing a letter that was critical of the district to other staff.
The Berkeley Unified School District has one school resource officer. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley School Board said a resounding “no” to a proposal to add a second police officer to its campus roster during a discussion earlier this month about ways to address safety and racial tension on campus. The proposal, from Superintendent Donald Evans, […]
A local coalition has raised concerns about alleged racial profiling by Berkeley police. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley police officers disproportionately stop and search people of color during traffic stops, according to a coalition of groups that presented data and demanded changes from the department Tuesday. Representatives from the Berkeley NAACP, Berkeley Copwatch and UC Berkeley’s Black […]
The last free outdoor movie of the summer will be Big Hero 6 at Live Oak Park BIG HERO 6 The last of this summer’s free movies in the park will be on Friday, Aug. 28 at Live Oak Park, starting at 8 p.m. The free movies are shown by Berkeley’s Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department […]
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 […]
W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer Courtesy of FX W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer […]
The Berkeley City Council at a meeting in late January. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ask the city manager to assess a long list of issues related to community-police relations and bring back a report on potential associated costs and related efforts that are already underway. The broad […]
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, […]
Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso After canceling its regular session last week, […]
Berkeley Police officers patrolling at night: a new policing policy adopted unanimously by the City Council aims to address alleged racial profiling when police make stops. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley Police officers patrolling at night: a new policing policy adopted unanimously by the City Council aims to address alleged racial profiling when police make stops. Photo: Emilie […]
Attendees at a December 2013 NAACP Town Hall meeting discussed race issues in Berkeley. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley city staff are reviewing a report by Oakland-based firm Mason Tillman Associates that recommends changes in city policies in response to allegations of racism in employment practices. The report, which was sent to Berkeley City Council members by the city manager in […]