Cal’s new chancellor talks about challenges facing UC’s elite campus, including soaring costs for students.
San Francisco’s rents are ‘toxic’ to early-stage startups. And besides, Berkeley’s kind of cool.
Berkeley resident and author Peggy Orenstein on the loss of the city’s Tuolumne Camp in the Rim Fire.
by Mary Flaherty, Berkeleyside Berkeley expects to get $12.7 million in grant funding for changes to BART Plaza, Shattuck Avenue and Hearst Street that should make life easier for people using the Downtown BART station and buses, biking to campus and even just driving through the center of town. On Thursday, May 23 the Alameda […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred joined students from four U.S. colleges and universities on Wednesday to announce the filing of federal complaints over how the higher-education institutions handle rape allegations. Students who attended the New York news conference said the colleges and universities had not taken their rape complaints seriously. Tucker […]
A group of prominent East Bay political leaders spoke out Wednesday against a federal attempt to close the Berkeley Patients Group, one of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries. Mayor Tom Bates, several members of the Berkeley City Council and a representative of Congresswoman Barbara Lee defended the dispensary against a forfeiture lawsuit that was filed […]
Les Blank died on Sunday. The 77-year-old documentary film maker blazed a mark on his genre with his quirky, offbeat and poetic vision — one that suited him for life in Berkeley where he made his home for 30 years. It was there, in his home in the hills, that he died of stomach cancer, […]
By Alex Emslie Ever want to trap a turkey? Eradicate a raccoon? Garrote a goose? You’re not alone. As more and more wild creatures set up housekeeping in Bay Area cities and suburbs, some residents are getting tired of squirrels eating their bird food. They’re furious when raccoons battle their dogs, sad when their roses […]