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Malcolm X Elementary School students are getting ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Malcolm X Elementary Wins Grant to Support School Garden

Students at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley are gaining some important life lessons, learning the elements of getting their hands dirty in a garden and then producing healthy food.
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Nominations Open for Alameda County’s Arts Leadership Awards

The Alameda County Arts Commission invites County residents to submit nominations for the 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Awards.   This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from [...]
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Alana Banks runs for UC Berkeley student government

Oakland native Alana Banks is running for student government at UC Berkeley. She seeks to represent the campus’ Black and queer communities. Her candidacy for the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) is [...]
Leonard Irving-Thomas hones his debating skills. ABC photo.

Oakland Teen Debates His Way to UC Berkeley

By Anne Brice, UC Berkeley News A national debate champion from Oakland is slated to attend UC Berkeley in the fall. But he wasn’t always at the top of his game. As ABC reported just [...]
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Final Push to Rename South Branch Library for Tarea Hall Pittman

The Berkeley Board of Library Trustees will make a decision on renaming the South Branch Library after Tarea Hall Pittman at this month’s meeting, determining the outcome of a three-year-long, grassroots campaign. The effort to [...]
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UC Berkeley Supporters Hold Rally For Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Friends and family of 43 missing university students, “normalistas,” spoke at UC Berkeley last Friday, part of a tour throughout the United States to spread word about the mass kidnapping that has been rocking Mexico [...]
A lifeguard with her students at the swim lagoon at Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch. Photo courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District.

Youth Job Opportunities at East Bay Regional Parks

Each year, the East Bay Regional Park District hires more than 400 young people to work in parks, offices and visitor centers. Opportunities include: summer and academic internships working in administration, public safety, operations, finance, [...]
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Berkeley Launches Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Energy And Water

Berkeley this week officially launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill.
Berkeley Mayor and MTC Commissioner Tom Bates takes to the streets of his city on Bike to Work Day. (Photo: Karl Nielsen, MTC)

Bay Area’s Bike to Work Day

In the Bay Area, Bike to Work Day will celebrate its 21st birthday on May 14 with a nine-county-wide party on wheels. On Bike to Work Day, tens of thousands of new and seasoned riders [...]