Thursday, November 23, 2017

Maternity Leave Bill Advances

Last month, the California State Senate and Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 568, which would mandate six weeks of paid maternity leave for public school and community college employees. The bill would apply to...

Spirit Preparations Underway

Berkeley High School’s (BHS) first Spring Spirit Week will take place during the week of May 30 to June 2, marking the second round of school spirit activities this year. The week will kick off...

OPD Investigates Alumni Deaths

Berkeley High School (BHS) alumni Craig Fletcher-Cooks, 20, and Terrence McCrary Jr., 22, were killed on the 300th block of 15th Street in Oakland in a shooting that also critically injured a 24-year-old man. Both...

Fire Leaves Oakland Grieving

A fire in an Oakland warehouse left at least 36 people dead and many more missing on Friday, December 2. Fire investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire at 21st Avenue...

Sexual Harassment Procedures Updated

Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) School Board members and BHS staff and administrators are updating and instituting various policies and procedures to aid in the prevention of and appropriate response to sexual harm. A survey...

CLUV Assembly Celebrates Heritage Through Art

Berkeley High School’s (BHS) Chicano Latino United Voices (CLUV) club hosted an assembly which aimed to celebrate the diverse array of Chicano and Latino heritage at BHS, according to CLUV’s staff advisor, Karen Zapata....

Kayla Moore’s Death Prompts Trial and Review of BPD Officers

US Senior District Judge Charles Breyer deferred the City of Berkeley’s motion for a summary judgment regarding the in-custody death of Kayla Moore at a hearing on Friday, September 23. The motion’s approval would...

Activists Fight for Workers’ Rights on National Day of Disruption

Hundreds of workers in Oakland and San Francisco joined with cities and airports across the nation in a coordinated day of action called “Day of Disruption,” focusing on improving workers’ rights on Tuesday, November...

Felarca Files Lawsuit Against BUSD Record Release

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Recently, the far right watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request to Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for emails and documents involving the radical group By...

Berkeley City Council Outlaws Use of Fish as Fair Prizes

Illustration by Siena Laws When you go to a fair or carnival, what do you see? Rides? Kettle Corn? . . .  A prize fish in a plastic bag? Not anymore, at least not in...