The new effort will pull together the resources of 10 UC campuses to address key food issues globally.
King Middle School
Despite theft, ‘best ever’ Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale
Photo: Nancy Rubin The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale at King Middle School on Saturday May 10 was probably the best ever in terms of raising funds for the nonprofit, according to its director, Katrina Heron. The annual event, one of Berkeley’s favorites on the community calendar, offered a chance to stock up on herbs, perennials and […]
Construction company fined $23K after employee death
A Cal/OSHA inspector speaks with members of the Berkeley Police Department and Berkeley Unified School District during a fatality investigation involving a construction worker at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School last August. Photo: Emilie Raguso The San Jose-based construction company that employed a man killed during a work-related accident last August in Berkeley has […]
Jamie Oliver visits Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
Authorities release name of man killed at King School
Oscar Marquez (Photo provided by family) The construction worker who died at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Berkeley earlier this week has been identified by authorities as 62-year-old Oscar Marquez of Livermore. Marquez, an employee of Robert A. Bothman Construction, had been laying asphalt for a school track project on Tuesday at 12:35 p.m. when a big […]
Livermore man killed on construction site at King School
A Cal/OSHA inspector speaks with members of the Berkeley Police Department and Berkeley Unified School District during a fatality investigation involving a construction worker at King Middle School on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso By Emilie Raguso and Tracey Taylor Update, 5:26 p.m. Brian Bothman, vice president of operations for the Robert A. […]
King Middle School to get new field, all-weather track
The new track at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School is set to be finished by September. Photo: Camille Baptista By Camille Baptista Those who have tried to use the track or field at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School recently know that bulldozers have taken over the area, gates are locked, and temporary fencing is […]
Berkeley school recycling gets back on track
Students at John Muir Elementary sort for composting and recycling. Photo: Green Schools Initiative Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years. This year, a local non-profit, Green Schools Initiative, has worked with eight Berkeley schools, revitalizing recycling and composting programs. Green Schools […]
Photo essay: Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale
The 11th annual Plant Sale at the Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley’s King Middle School was a feast for all the senses.
Man suspected of trying to abduct 2 Berkeley girls
The attempted abduction happened near the intersection of Berryman and Josephine streets near the King campus. Image: Google Maps On Thursday, May 2, officials say two sixth grade girls, who were waiting to be picked up from King Middle School, were approached by a man who asked them to help him retrieve an item from […]
Learning to write, one edit at a time
Coaches from WriterCoach Connection help more than 2,000 students in 12 schools throughout the East Bay. Photo: WriterCoach Connection By Mollie Hart Andrea didn’t make eye contact with her writing coach right away. The 8th grader from Berkeley’s King Middle School brought out her rough draft of “An Open Letter to the Adults of our […]
All Berkeley comes together, celebrates hope on MLK Day
It felt like all of Berkeley was represented at yesterday morning’s Martin Luther King breakfast celebration down by the bay. They came from seminaries and temples, political groups, law enforcement, schools, neighborhood associations and government departments — our assemblywoman, mayor, and chief of police were there, as were many church and community leaders, councilmembers, teachers, students, business […]