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?
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.
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.
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.
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing “career technical education,” despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.
“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.”
Part II of our special report on Berkeley’s special-education system examines why there are stark racial disparities in the program, and why some feel left out of it.
In a special two-part series, Berkeleyside takes a deep dive into BUSD’s special-ed program, as the district evaluates its own model and prepares for departmental changes.
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.