A proposal to move a longstanding emergency shelter for youth from University Avenue to South Berkeley met with steep resistance from neighbors Tuesday night.
The Netflix show has come in for its share of criticism, not least for its graphic depiction of issues such as suicide and rape.
The main character is 16-year-old Elizabeth, who has lost 40 pounds and four jean sizes in just a few months.
Downtown business owners and neighbors expressed frustration that a new center for young adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems was approved without public input.
The ‘Hamilton’ star, in town for Notes & Words, rapped with kids in the music therapy program at Children’s, to which he made a generous donation.
Bernie or Hillary? It’s the question I’ve been hearing in person and online almost every day for the last couple of months. All over my Facebook newsfeed there are posts and pictures, memes and videos, comments and arguments about which candidate should be our democratic candidate. And why is this relevant? It’s not because my […]
BTA Principal Sheila Quintana. Image: BUSD Berkeley Technology Academy, the city’s alternative high school, was set to begin the year with record low enrollment, Principal Sheila Quintana told the School Board in late August. Quintana gave the board an update on the school’s efforts at its Aug. 26 meeting, detailing recent successes and challenges since she […]
The Allston Way Garage has reported an uptick in students loitering, creating graffiti, and engaging in sexual activity in the garage area. Photo: Francesca Paris When lunchtime at Berkeley High rolls around at 11:38 a.m., the gate on the Allston side of the Allston Way Garage comes down. Security guards stand sentry. The gate is […]
The lengthy piece published Wednesday on Berkeleyside about Berkeley Technology Academy has certainly caused a wide array of reactions and emotions throughout our school, district and community. Rather than cast blame, point fingers and re-count unfortunate anecdotes of past and current students in crisis situations, I’d like to take this opportunity to provide additional context […]
Berkeley Technology Academy has faced decreasing attendance and an increasing suspension rate in recent years. Photo: Emilie Raguso Teachers at Berkeley’s alternative high school have raised concerns about the state of affairs on campus, citing “extreme behavior” among students, chronically low attendance, a lack of academic rigor, and a generally unsafe campus environment due to deficient […]
A tree outside the Berkeley Zen Center that became a memorial after one of its members was killed in broad daylight last fall. Authorities say a Berkeley Technology Academy student was responsible for the fatal attack. Photo: Emilie Raguso A tree outside the Berkeley Zen Center that became a memorial after one of its members was killed in broad […]
Local merchants came out Tuesday night to ask council to reconsider proposed legislation to limit tobacco sales. Photo: Emilie Raguso After hearing emotional pleas from many local retailers, the Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to limit the scope of proposed legislation regarding nicotine product sales, at least for now. Council voted 8-1 in favor […]