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ELECTION 2022: What you need to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | OMICRON: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS: Our new event series

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School board candidates back Measure E1, will push for education equality

Two incumbents are facing two challengers at the polls today in two lightly contested seats on the Berkeley Unified School District.  Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, 60, is the executive director of Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, an organization that aims to provide families with bilingual learning environments. The daughter of an undocumented immigrant, born in San Francisco’s […]

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Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the School Board

Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley mayor, City Council, School Board and Rent Board. We are publishing questionnaires with the candidates daily at 11 a.m. through Monday. We’ll also have stories on all the key Berkeley races and initiatives on the ballot, and hope to help readers make informed decisions about the […]

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Berkeley 2014 election hub: What you need to know

Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get informed before they cast their votes. Browse Berkeleyside’s 2014 election coverage. Berkeley has several council seats up […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY Berkeley may be best known for one of its higher-ed institutions, but this week a much-deserved spotlight will be trained on the other. Although it has gone by many different names over the years, Berkeley City College has been producing scholars for four decades. BCC’s 40th anniversary celebration will kick off Friday, Oct. 17, […]

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School board race: Candidates vie for two open seats

In most years, an incumbent running for school board in a well-regarded school district would be considered a shoo-in. But the storm over the unfilled Berkeley Unified superintendent post jeopardizes Beatriz Leyva-Cutler’s run for re-election. Leyva-Cutler faces stiff competition from Judy Appel and Tracy Hollander in the race for two open school board seats. A fourth candidate, Norma Harrison, is […]

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School board forum displays strong anti-Broad views

At the only forum planned for school board candidates before the election, three of the four candidates criticized the existing board’s choice of a Broad Academy graduate as finalist in the superintendent search and committed themselves to an improved process for choosing a new superintendent. The three, incumbent Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Judy Appel and Tracy Hollander, were […]

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Capitelli, Bates lead in campaign fundraising

Three months before the November election, City Councilman Laurie Capitelli has amassed the largest campaign war chest in Berkeley, with $13,015 in donations from a variety of people, including his fellow realtors and politicians. Mayor Tom Bates, who is running for his fourth term, came in next, with $11,770 in donations, according to campaign expenditure reports […]