BSEP election for representatives; students note lack of clarity
On April 26, an online ballot was released to elect the student representatives for Berkeley Schools Excellence Program/School Site Council. BSEP is a local tax in Berkeley that funds things such as smaller class sizes, technology, music programs, and libraries, among many other services for Berkeley schools.
People's Park case awaits court decision
In the ongoing controversy over the People’s Park project, construction has come to a halt indefinitely, and will not resume until the legal battle is resolved.
Berkeley storms reach unprecedented levels
Berkeley kicked off 2023 with a wet winter storm of unprecedented proportion. The city’s streams have grown many times in size, water has been overflowing out of most gutters, and thunder and lightning have become a part of the average school day.
Chris Kindness Award inspires
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.
"I'm always here:" Q&A at the fruit stand
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.
BHS 'Jacket' Alum Becomes New Editor-in-Chief of 'Berkeleyside'
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.
‘Reopening Is Going to Be a Process:’ Local Theaters Struggle During Pandemic
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