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Nurses, local leaders and community members held a town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss negative health impacts of Sutter’s intention to close Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley. Photo courtesy of the California Nurses Association (CNA).

Oakland Council Opposes Closure of Berkeley’s Only Hospital

Oakland City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the closure of Berkeley’s only hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.   In order to avoid state-mandated earthquake safety upgrades, Sutter Health, which operates Alta [...]
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Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards and Concert

  Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards and Concert, featuring award winners Marlena Shaw, Jeff Chambers and John Santos, Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. in Berkeley.
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Diversity in California State Senate Matters

Forty Members currently serve in the California State Senate, and only two Senators are African-American. Both African-American State Senators are from Southern California.   The question is: does diversity still matter in 2016?
Cilla Su, a San Francisco teacher at Galileo High School, gets coding tips from master trainer Pierre Huguet during class. Photo courtesy of USF.

Diversifying Computer Science

By Ed Carpenter, USF News   USF computer scientists have joined the national Computer Science For All movement to train 10,000 public school teachers to teach under-resourced high school students computer programming. It’s an effort [...]
Black Student Union members block Sather Gate at UC Berkeley in 2015. Photo courtesy of the Daily Californian.

Black Students Win Funding for Fannie Lou Hamer Resource Center at UC Berkeley

After over 15 months of organizing, mobilizing, and negotiations, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley–in assistance with the African Black Coalition–, has reached an agreement with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks to secure a building and [...]
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Harry Le Grande, UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor For Student Affairs, to Retire

After 35 years of service to UC Berkeley, Harry Le Grande is retiring his position as vice chancellor of student affairs on Dec. 31.   LeGrande was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs in 2008, [...]