By Ned MacKay It’s now officially McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. An entrance sign was unveiled in a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Berkeley Meadow area on University Avenue and Frontage Road, honoring longtime [...]
In the historical Freedom Rides of 1961 that challenged the status quo of Jim Crow segregation laws in the South, John Charles Taylor Jr. was one of the few students from the Bay Area who [...]
When director Kemba Shakur started an urban forestry nonprofit organization 15 years ago, the goal was to address the ecological needs of the community, which was in desperate need of more trees and greenery.
For entrepreneur Kenneth Phillips, starting his own business was a lifelong dream, and the Bay Area native found his niche in the recycling industry. Specializing in electronic waste disposal, Automatic Recycling Solutions in Berkeley collects [...]
When her counselor first told her about Berkeley Youth Alternatives, a non-profit organization that supports underserved youth, Tamisha Bradley wasn’t interested. Having lived in three different foster homes, Bradley, a student at Berkeley High School [...]
Former Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first African American to become majority whip, died Monday at 71.