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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 [...]
Members of Awon Ohun Omnira perform the Ring Shout around an altar in memory of enslaved people at a Juneteenth celebration. Photo by Yesufu Shangosola, 2013.

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Roots of Freedom in Oakland

While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

“There Is No America Without the Physical Plunder of Black People,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Tells Bay Area Crowd.

  Writer, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in Berkeley this week, discussing the ideas and experiences in his best seller, “Between the World and Me,” which he wrote in the [...]
Berkeley’s three L’Oreal For Women in Science Fellows: Claire Robertson, Sarah Richardson and Ming Yi. Photo courtesy of L’Oreal.

L’Oreal Awards Fellowships to Young UC Berkeley Women Postdocs

  The For Women in Science Fellowships have been awarded in the United States for the past 12 years to help women at critical stages in their careers, such as establishing a research lab after [...]
A mock-up of an earthquake early warning (EEW) alert on a cellphone. An EEW system is under development but not yet available to the public. Credit: K. Cantner, AGI, after Jennifer Strauss.

Mobile App Would Bring Earthquake Early Warning to All

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News   In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss.   In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]