For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.
Eight stories of uncertainty, solitude, grief and appreciation shared nearly two years after the arrival of COVID-19 in Berkeley.
Ransom, who was shot and killed on I-880 on Friday, was guided by Berkeley mentors and the city’s multicultural spirit.
After years of sexual misconduct complaints, the school district signed a gag order allowing Matthew Bissell to quietly resign.
Following the resolution of the case, police released surveillance footage — for the first time — from the most “brazen” of the Berkeley shootings.
In 1990, Berkeley High became one of the first schools in the nation to require ethnic studies. With the state following suit earlier this month, BUSD plans to expand ethnic studies to all grade levels.
Mardi Walters resigned as Title IX coordinator in February 2020 after trying to fix how the Berkeley school district handles sexual misconduct. Now she’s speaking publicly for the first time about why she left.
Teachers are quitting and parents are pulling their kids from a private Berkeley music school after the principal was fired in connection with a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary test involving crustacean jokes.
Last March, Genevieve Mage saw a 2003 yearbook photo of her colleague Matthew Bissell inappropriately hugging a 17-year-old student. She couldn’t let it go.
Health professionals and Berkeley Unified counselors are bracing for a new wave of students needing mental health care when full-time, in-person school returns in the fall.
It took 14 months for authorities to release their investigation into how Michael Hermon died from injuries he sustained during a fight at Santa Rita Jail in 2019. The Gulf War veteran had been one day shy of freedom.
Veteran officers have been leaving the department in record numbers, walking away from friends and generous benefits to start over at other agencies. What has driven the exodus?
A year ago Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech was shut down by black-clad protesters. We present an oral history of that night, a reflection of the political divide that envelops the U.S.
Don your critical thinking caps and check your assumptions at the door: A new BHS class offers a deep dive into the justice system. And diverse views are welcome.
Scores of paramedics and police met Thursday at a Muslim college in North Berkeley to practice how they might respond if gunmen one day target the campus.
The latest clash between Trump supporters, including white supremacists, and their anti-fascist foes made national news in part due to images of people brawling in the streets.
Chuck Feezel had struggled since childhood with a constellation of physical and mental challenges that required serious psychiatric treatment.
The city put out its requests for bids to repave streets so late in 2018 that it either got no bids or ones that came in way over the projected cost. Which street is the worst paved? Take our reader poll.
“Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters.”
A court hearing this week was the latest reminder for Diante Craig’s family of a loss that continues to feel senseless.
“It’s been over a year of this,” one of the defendants told Berkeleyside on Monday afternoon. “It was intense. We’re all just ready to move on with our lives.”
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
Two weeks after the trial began, an Alameda County Superior Court jury found Anthony Durant guilty of gunning down his childhood friend Christian Sheppard during a dice game in South Berkeley in 2015.
The city is making a key update to its housing plans. Here’s how the process works and how you can get involved.
Blunders did not delay the return to in-person instruction, but the district was less than forthcoming with Berkeleyside throughout the process.
The equity firm that bought the company in 2014 only put $2.5 million of its own funds into the business, but took out $11.25 million in distributions, according to Pacific Steel Casting’s vice-president of finance.
The closure of the city’s last big “smokestack” factory means the end of well-paid union jobs. But it also means neighbors will no longer be bothered by a ‘burnt pot handle’ smell.
Antifascist organizers have had a visible, and sometimes violent, presence at many rallies in Berkeley this year, inspiring ire and some accolades.
Many activists in Berkeley last weekend described Sunday’s demonstrations as a decisive win for the left, and a triumph of love over hate. But who, exactly, were the ones who lost?
“Our campus has never experienced what it went through on Wednesday,” UCPD Police Chief Margo Bennett said Friday night.
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the then and now.
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city’s largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
What lies beneath the Spenger’s parking lot has been hotly debated in recent months as discussions proceed about what might one day be developed there.