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

From left: Abdur Sikder, Judy Appel, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler and Norma Harrison. They are running for two seats on the school board. Photos: Courtesy 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 […]

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Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the School Board

From left: Abdur Sikder, Judy Appel, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler and Norma Harrison. Photos: Courtesy 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 […]

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Berkeley School Board: 3 seats contested by 5 candidates

The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Three seats on the Berkeley Unified school board are being contested by five candidates in this year’s election. Three of the candidates — Josh Daniels, Karen Hemphill and Julie Sinai — […]

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

Students register for classes at Vista College during its earliest years. Now called Berkeley City College, the institution is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Photo: www.berkeleycitycollege.edu 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 […]

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School board race: Candidates vie for two open seats

Leyva-Cutler: “The community gave us great feedback” about the Edmond Heatley controversy Leyva-Cutler: “The community gave us great feedback” about the Edmond Heatley controversy 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 […]

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School board forum displays strong anti-Broad views

Candidates for the school board speak at Thursday night’s forum. Left to right: Judy Appel, Norma Harrison, Tracy Hollander, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler. Photo: Lance Knobel Candidates for the school board speak at Thursday night’s forum. Left to right: Judy Appel, Norma Harrison, Tracy Hollander, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler. Photo: Lance Knobel At the only forum planned for school […]

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Capitelli, Bates lead in campaign fundraising

A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor 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. […]