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May 18, 2022

Come for the Salsa, Stay for the Climate: Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival gets...

Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival returns to Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park. Created in 2018 by the Berkeley Ecology Center as a way to blend healthy outdoor activities and...
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Apr 6, 2022

Power Poll: Survey finds frustration regarding homelessness

Respondents in the latest Oakland Power Poll overwhelmingly support a proposal to ban RVs and other large vehicles from parking on most residential streets. Panelists also support a variety of other measures to combat homelessness, including enforcement of...
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Mar 30, 2022

California Contradiction: Ban gas cars later, but cushion gas prices now?

As California gas prices soar–reaching a per-gallon average of $5.90 on Friday–lawmakers are trying to rush to the rescue with pricey proposals to assist drivers. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give car owners $400 per car for...
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Mar 30, 2022

Long Overdue: Berkeley City Council takes steps toward repairing economic injury done by slavery

Last week, Berkeley City Council members took a step toward making economic reparations to Black people for the years of slavery white people subjected them to and the harm caused by the country's legacy of segregation, a...
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Mar 23, 2022

That’s A Flex: Oakland council makes no changes to flex streets until next year

Oakland businesses can continue to set up parklets and outdoor cafes in public rights-of-way for free through July 2023, city officials said Wednesday. Permit processes for putting up parklets and outdoor cafes will also remain unchanged through the...
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Mar 23, 2022

Attica 50 Years Later: Stanley Nelson revisits a pivotal point in prison reform in...

September 9, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the prison rebellion that blew up in Attica, NY. At this insurrection, more than 1,200 inmates seized the maximum security prison yard in this tiny Western New York community...
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Mar 16, 2022

UCB News: Senate Bills 118 and Assembly Bill 168

The University of California at Berkeley may avoid an enrollment cap this fall thanks to two bills introduced Friday by state lawmakers.   Senate Bill 118 and Assembly Bill 168, which are identical, are retroactive and, if approved, would...
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Mar 9, 2022

A Day To Remember: Oscar Grant lives on in Oakland

If Oscar Grant III were alive today, he’d be 36 years old. In addition to being a dad, a grandson, a brother and a friend, he’d be a grandpa to one-year-old Eshaan Julius and quite possibly a...
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