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Chris Kindness playing the guitar

Chris Kindness Award inspires

News

Alan Ross, a Berkeley resident and current Berkeley High School parent, is the founder of a recent, local project called the Chris Kindness Award. The Chris Kindness Award is an award that honors and commemorates people who have positively influenced the community regardless of their age, profile, or how big or small their impacts are.

Francisco sells fruit on the corner of Milvia Street and Channing Way from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday

"I'm always here:" Q&A at the fruit stand

Features

Francisco has been selling fruit on Milvia and Channing to the Berkeley High School community for the past year. In an interview with the Jacket, he answered questions on his experience running the fruit stand.

Pamela Turntine

BHS 'Jacket' Alum Becomes New Editor-in-Chief of 'Berkeleyside'

Features

Pamela Turntine, longtime Bay Area resident and the new editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, has had an extensive past in journalism. Born in San Francisco and primarily raised in different parts of Oakland and Berkeley, Turntine’s work has taken her all over California throughout a career spanning over 40 years.

At a parking lot off of Buchanan Street in Albany, Bay Area residents line up in cars to get vaccinated.

How Has Berkeley Handled Having a Partially Vaccinated Population?

Features

Throughout this past year, we’ve all been wondering one thing: when will we return to normal life? Due to the mass vaccination efforts within the United States, the day we’ve all been waiting for is now in sight.

Located in Downtown Berkeley at 2155 Center Street, four of BAMPFA

BAMPFA Reopens After Yearlong Closure With Unique New Exhibitions

Features

On April 30, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive reopened its doors to the public. BAMPFA has been closed since March 15, 2020, and finally reopened for members and for University of California, Berkeley students on Friday, April 30.

The audit suggests that Berkeley police have lacked thoroughness and accurate reporting with the local homeless population, one of which resides near the Berkeley Marina.

City Audit Raises Concerns Over BPD Racial Bias & Transparency

Opinion

On Thursday, April 22, city auditor Jenny Wong published a groundbreaking analysis of Berkeley policing that has brought to light useful information regarding mental health calls and traffic stops.

The City of Berkeley collects up to 1,800 tons of food and yard waste per month from residential and commercial sectors.

Berkeley’s Composting System Has a Unique Community Impact

Features

Berkeley’s composting service has been a unique facet of the city for over 30 years. Through its specialized programs, the service has benefited Berkeley’s businesses, residents, and the climate.

BHS parent and activist Marc Staton feels relieved, but not overjoyed, with the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Berkeley Responds to Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict: What Happens Now?

Features

When activist and Berkeley High School parent Marc Staton heard the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, he experienced a wide range of emotions. “There was no joy in it.

Dr. Lisa Hernandez works in the Berkeley Public Health Division educating the public about the COVID-19 vaccine and dispelling misinformation.

Berkeley Public Health Officer Responds to Vaccine Concerns

News

The Jacket spoke with Doctor Lisa Hernandez, Berkeley public health officer, about concerns people may have about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Shattuck Cinemas, located in Downtown Berkeley, is the only theater in the city that is open for in-person viewing.

‘Reopening Is Going to Be a Process:’ Local Theaters Struggle During Pandemic

Entertainment

After watching the biggest movies of the year from their living rooms, or snagging a ticket to one of the few local drive-ins, — all for movies whose releases haven’t been delayed — theater-goers can finally enjoy the in-person theater experiences they haven’t had access to for the past year.  Local and national theaters have

Jupiter, a popular restaurant on Shattuck Avenue, is facing new challenges after reopening their indoor dining areas.

Berkeley Has Mixed Feelings About Newly Reopened Restaurants

Features

Indoor dining reopened the week of March 6, allowing restaurants to serve a maximum of 25% capacity or 100 people indoors, depending on which is a smaller number.

The West Berkeley Shellmound, which is located at 1900 Fourth St.,   is considered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to be one of America’s 11 most endangered historic sites.

Berkeley and the BHS Community Must Better Recognize Indigenous History and Present Struggles

Opinion

Here in the heart of Berkeley, there is a rich and complex history surrounding the Lisjan Ohlone people. The West Berkeley Shellmound, located at 1900 Fourth St., acts as a representation of that history, but has faced a continuous battle over land ownership and development.

A banner flies in People’s Park, the location of a recent protest against UC Berkeley’s plans for student housing.

“They’re Targeting the Spaces That We Need:” Community Rallies to Save People’s Park

News

On Saturday April 24 at 12:00 PM, community members united for a march from 1921 Walnut Street to People’s Park. The march was a coalition effort by the People’s Park Committee, the 1921 Walnut St.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Open to Everyone 16 and Up in the US

News

On April 15, Everyone in California aged 16 and up became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Berkeley opened up vaccinations to anyone 16 and older two days prior.

Berkeley Set to Receive $68 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds

News

In late January, US President Joe Biden unveiled the American Rescue Plan, a plan that aims to address both the social and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BHS senior Jake Hilton is a member of the varsity baseball team as well as a coach for the East Bay Cyclones.

Teen Sports Coaches Find Solace in the Pandemic

Sports

“Having a teen coach brings a different insight and energy to the game. … It feels like a very lively and collaborative process,” shared Kai Kai Spencer, a senior in Berkeley International High School at Berkeley High School.

Abby Lamoreaux, a part-Chinese BHS junior, noticed that racism against Asian people has increased during the pandemic, and wanted to fight back.

Students Take Action Against Asian Hate In Youth-Led March

Features

Asian American and Pacific Islander citizens have been targeted more than ever in the past year due to the blame they have unjustly received for the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Ruth Acty Elementary School, teachers have spent the first days of in-person teaching introducing students back into class and ensuring that COVID-19 precautions are followed.

BUSD Kindergarten Through Second Graders Return to In-Person School

News

On Monday, March 29, the majority of Berkeley Unified School District elementary schoolers in transitional kindergarten through second grade returned to full-time, in-person school.