Alameda County officials are reminding voters that Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4 after the county’s registrar of voters sent return envelopes that say, “Election Day is November 5, 2014” to 27,000 Berkeley voters. All [...]
Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) will hold a summit in Emeryville on November 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn, located on 1800 Powell Street.
By Vicki Alexander Just last week the nephew of my housemate died of complications from diabetes. He was just 29 years old. He was an avid soda drinker.
Bill Riley is running for re-election as a trustee for the Peralta Community College District. “I am passionate about delivering quality education to Peralta’s diverse student body. We need strong, experienced leadership to continue our [...]
Oakland may become the only place in the nation where job opportunities for young people are written into a city’s franchise agreement to pick up the trash.As part of the Oakland City Council’s recent 10-year [...]
Voters in Berkeley will have an opportunity on Nov. 4 to decide if they want to levy a tax on sugary beverages. The proposed “penny per ounce” tax in Berkeley, called Measure D, is backed [...]
By Barry Bergman, UC Berkeley News As recently as 2001, Saru Jayaraman admitted Thursday in Wheeler Auditorium, she was just another “oblivious, happy consumer,” a recent arrival in New York City dining out as often [...]
I’m proud to say that Oakland is at the forefront of the national minimum wage movement, according the San Francisco Chronicle, and this November, there is an important measure on the local ballot to raise [...]
Veterans of the Free Speech Movement — many in T-shirts bearing the legend “Free Speech: Carry It On” — returned to Sproul Plaza on Wednesday to commemorate the FSM’s 50th anniversary, and to forge deeper [...]
Nineteen-year-old Berkeley High student Anthony Gaines sits inside a room beyond our understanding within his own mind and wonders why one of his best friends, his mentor, and his constant daytime companion of three years [...]