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Posted inCrime

Teen who set fire to Berkeley student cites homophobia

The Alameda County District Attorney has charged 16-year-old Richard Thomas for a hate crime, along with aggravated mayhem and felony assault, for setting fire to 18-year-old Berkeley student Luke “Sasha” Fleischman on an AC Transit bus on Monday. Thomas said he committed the crime “because he was homophobic,” according to notes taken by the Oakland Police […]

Posted inCity

Maybeck School celebrates namesake’s 150th birthday

More than 200 current students, faculty, staff, parents and alums gathered at Maybeck High School on College Avenue Wednesday to celebrate what would have been the 150th birthday of architect Bernard Maybeck who left an indelible mark on the architecture of Berkeley and the Bay Area. Stan Cardinet, one of Maybeck High School’s founding teachers, delivered a lecture about Maybeck’s […]