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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 [...]
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Felicia Bridges Hosts Student Voices on “Talk 2 Teacher” Radio Show

Special to the Post   Students don’t often get asked their opinion about school or life, but Oakland educator Felicia Bridges is giving all students with something to say an opportunity to share their experiences. [...]
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Scientists Urge Caution in Using New “Cut and Splice” Technology to Treat Genetic Disease

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A group of 18 scientists and ethicists are warning that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic [...]
The Black Student Union led a blockade of a UC Berkeley campus cafe on Dec. 4 in solidarity with the nationwide Black Lives Matters movement.

Black Students Face “State of Emergency” at UC Berkeley

Black students at UC Berkeley, saying they are facing isolation, alienation and oppression, are demanding the university’s administrators implement major changes to address the hostile campus climate at the nation’s most prestigious public university.
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Supervisor Keith Carson Hosts Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones

The fifth “Planning & Caring for Aging Loved Ones” Forum, a free event, will offer resources and assistance to seniors, their families and friends that allow seniors to age in place in their own homes.
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Parents of Mexico’s 43 Disappeared Students Will Speak in Berkeley Thursday and Friday

Special to The Post   A group of parents of 43 disappeared students and surviving students from the teachers’ school, “Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, will be in Berkeley this week. &nb
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For Women’s History Month, Honor Mental Health Worker Gigi Crowder

The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed doors, viewed as “family business.” Many people misunderstand what a [...]
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Assemblymember Thurmond Honors Longtime Berkeley Activist Ying Lee

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has recognized Ying Lee, former Berkeley City Councilmember and tireless social justice activist, as the 15th Assembly District’s Women’s History Month awardee.