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People’s Park, once a symbol of peace, turns into a battleground in the housing war

BERKELEY, Calif. — For more than half a century, since activists created People’s Park in the spirit of peace and brotherhood, it has been a battleground. Attempts by the University of California over the years to build on the land,…

UC Berkeley Blog: Expand State-Funded Housing Opportunities

Just five years ago, an overwhelming majority of funding to address homelessness in California came from the federal government, with little state involvement. The growing number of homeless people – the majority of them homeless – has been left to…

The Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant and Bar Openings in the San Francisco Bay Area

Just three months into the new year, San Francisco and the East Bay have already welcomed an impressive list of new restaurants, bars and bakeries, including a Mission District sandwich shop from a star chef, an oasis on the Nikkei…

New California law prevents UC Berkeley enrollment decline

“I am grateful to the Legislature for acting quickly on this critical issue? This sends a clear signal that California will not let lawsuits get in the way of the education and dreams of thousands of students, our future leaders…

Governor Newsom signs legislation to guarantee access for incoming UC Berkeley students

Published: March 14, 2022 SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to ensure students in the incoming class at UC Berkeley can enroll on campus this fall. A recent court order could have forced UC Berkeley to close the…

Berkeley community reflects on two years of COVID-19

As UC Berkeley marks the second anniversary of the campus’ transition to distance learning on March 10, 2020, the campus community reflects on the unforgettable moments of the past two years. From campus pandemic response to areas of personal growth,…

Lawmakers find way to let UC Berkeley increase enrollment

Scrambling to short-circuit a court-ordered enrollment freeze at the University of California, Berkeley, state lawmakers on Friday unveiled a proposed amendment to a landmark environmental law that would allow the university to admitting students at its previously planned level despite…

Is California Doing Enough to Address Homelessness?

California Governor Gavin Newsom visits a longtime encampment along Highway 80 in Berkeley, California. (John G. Mabanglo-Pool/Getty Images) In his State of State Addresses On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom told his audience that “just a few years ago, California…

7 Reasons Berkeley Is A Happy Place For Museum Lovers

Are you a museum lover? Everywhere, museums open their doors to visitors. Around the world, treasured institutions are hosting living virtual tours and exquisite traveling exhibitions. As a result, access to our museum’s treasures has never been more accessible or…

Celebrating Women in STEM | The star of the day

Wed, Mar 9, 2022 4:08 PM Last updated on: Wed, Mar 9, 2022 4:15 PM The key to progress has always been science. This led to the modern world we see today, and yet women are deprived of this field…

Some Bay Area colleges are keeping COVID-19 mask mandates

Elementary, middle and high school students will soon be removing their masks, but young adults and their twenties will have to keep them on at some local universities and colleges. San Jose State and San Francisco State are among several…

How the antiquated environmentalism of the 1970s led to UC Berkeley’s disastrous decision

California’s Supreme Court upheld on Thursday what most of us who live here already knew: Neither a deadly pandemic that has exacerbated entrenched inequalities, nor the looming threat of climate catastrophe, could unleash the vice of the NIMBYs with free…

Flintridge Sacred Heart Debate Team Participates in Cal Invitational Sponsored by UC Berkeley Debate – Pasadena Schools

Eleven members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy team participated in the UC Berkeley Debate-sponsored Cal Invitational over the weekend. Five competed from home and six traveled to Berkeley to compete from the Doubletree Hotel. We explored the UC campus,…

Berkeley’s NIMBYs shed light on adverse effects of CEQA – Press Telegram

SACRAMENTO — Researchers at UC Berkeley in 1995 conducted a comprehensive investigation of California’s environmental quality law and said the landmark environmental law “could be improved” by toughening its standards and expanding regulatory oversight. . The researchers were especially concerned…

‘It Means Fixing’: What You Need to Know About Reparations for Black Californians

The call for reparations is specifically about race and slavery, but it touches on fundamental issues of accountability and fairness. In 1850, California entered the union as a slave-free state. Yet the state benefited from the exploitation of enslaved black…

California plan would streamline housing laws for colleges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Senator Scott Wiener introduced legislation on Tuesday that would exempt the state’s public colleges and universities from an environmental review process that often slows construction in the state, as the University of California is fighting…

California to reward student volunteers with aid — but spend half the money on overhead | State and Region

A new California program to financially reward students for volunteering has drawn national Warning — but less than half of its budgeted money goes to actual student aid. The California Volunteers University body The program, backed by $159 million in…

UC Berkeley students are now considered pollutants under California environmental law

College students are an environmental burden. That’s essentially what Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman ruled this week when he froze enrollment increases at UC Berkeley in response to a lawsuit filed by a local group. NIMBY called Save…

Aggie Square plans to make Sacramento a center for life sciences

Sacramento Elected officials and officials at the University of California, Davis were set to dig ceremonial shovels into the dirt on Wednesday to dedicate a new $1 billion, 8-acre life sciences campus that they say will will reshape Sacramento’s reputation…

Shocking: Less Than Half of CA College Volunteer Reward Program Funds Going to Students – GV Wire

Lea este artículo en Spanish. A new California program to financially reward students for volunteering has drawn national Warning — but less than half of its budgeted money goes to actual student aid. Mikhail Zinshteyn To analyse Cal Matters The…

Chartered Banker Institute and Accredible: Digital Credentials Allow Members to Demonstrate Professional Qualifications | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2022– Accredible, the world’s leading digital credential platform, today announced a partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute (“the Institute”) to bring verifiable, secure and shareable digital credentials to members of the Institute. Institute members are…

The love of a dying Venice: resilience in the face of overtourism

He lit his cigarette, leaned back and remembered Venice as if it were a lost lover. Blue-green canals for rowing with your children; quaint restaurants just around the corner; familiar and friendly faces throughout the neighborhood. The dolce vida. For…

The 25 Best Feeder Schools for Investment Banking

Not surprisingly, Harvard University and New York University are the best feeder schools for a Wall Street career, according to Wall Street Oasis’ 2022 Investment Banking Industry Report. There are a myriad of factors that go into selecting the best…

Clorox: UC Berkeley names Clorox its official cleaning and disinfection partner

BERKELEY, Calif. (February 8, 2022) UC Berkeley and The Clorox Company today announced an exclusive agreement making Clorox the official cleaning and disinfectant partner of UC Berkeley. The relationship is founded on the principle of “Coming Together”, a theme with…

Virtua Partners sells Britannia Business Center in the Bay Area for $78 million

Virtua Partners has sold the Britannia Business Center in Pleasanton, Calif., a town in the Bay Area, for $78 million to an anonymous buyer. The 292,000 square foot property is among the most successful R&D campuses in the Bay Area….

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated: $78 million paid for a four-building R&D/office campus in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2022 –JLL Capital Markets today announced the closing of the $78 million sale of the Britannia Business Center, a state-of-the-art R&D/office campus totaling 292,000 square feet in the Bay Area community of Pleasanton, California. JLL represented…

UC researchers explore the poor conditions faced by workers in the fast food industry

A recent report by UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers analyzed the lack of protection for fast food workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues. The researchers began the study after Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Board…

Berkeley hotels have a lot to offer locals

The rooftop terrace of the new hotel, Aiden by Best Western, at the university and in Sacramento, is open to hotel guests and members of the community. Credit: Kelly Sullivan This story is brought to you by the City of…

UC Berkeley Museum of Anthropology Returns Remains of 1860 Massacre to Wiyot Tribe – CBS San Francisco

EUREKA (AP) — The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot tribe were sleeping on the morning of February 26, 1860, when a band of white men crept into their northern California villages in the dark and massacred them . Many…

UC Berkeley professor Paul Groth has died

Paul Groth, a campus professor at the College of Architecture and Design known for his research on low-income housing, died Jan. 16. Groth spent much of his career studying the architecture that organized the lives of low-income and working-class people,…

The remains of slaughtered ancestors are returned to the Wiyot tribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot tribe were sleeping on the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their northern California villages in the dark and took them down….

Making a Difference with a US Masters in Public Health

Early detection of diseases. Epidemic control. Better quality of life. These are just a few of the many ways public health professionals help and save lives. Indeed, health is a fundamental human right – as a public health professional, you…

CA Gov. Gavin Newsom launches historic college service program

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday launched a historic statewide college service program, which offers community service opportunities to students in exchange for $10,000 scholarships. The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program aims to engage students in meaningful service for local community…

Silicon Valley lawmakers advance bill to improve fast food working conditions

By Eli Wolfe, San Jose January 22, 2022 A sweeping change in protections for fast-food workers could upend the franchise framework, and while union rights advocates are happy to see it progress, franchise owners don’t entirely agree. Find out what’s…

Colleges are taking advantage of NFTs as a new fundraising mechanism

As NFTs dominate the moment, some colleges are cashing in on the craze. An NFT (short for Non-Fungible Token) is a speculative digital asset that is unique and cannot be replicated or replaced. People often compare NFTs to original works…

COVID-19 is back in California. Essential worker protections have not

The omicron variant continues its rapid spread in California, tearing vaccinated and unvaccinated populations apart and driving up hospitalizations. An unprecedented number of essential workers, including doctors and nurses, have been exposed and are falling ill from COVID-19 – more…

My memories of Joan Didion before she became famous – Press Enterprise

I knew Joan Didion before she became, well, Jeanne Didion. That is, the literary icon Joan Didion. Carlos Cortés, professor emeritus of history at UC Riverside, remembers his friendship with the late Joan Didion. (File photo by David Bauman, The…

Quiroz-Carter sworn in as new Watsonville councilwoman

Vanessa Quiroz-Carter was sworn in as Watsonville City Council’s new 2nd district representative during Tuesday night’s virtual meeting. Quiroz-Carter, a Watsonville native who recently served on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, said she was excited to continue former councilman…

Newsom expands its offer to clean up camps – CalMatters

In summary In his budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom underscored his support for cities to end homeless settlements, but acknowledged it was only a bridge to permanent housing. In his January budget proposal to the state legislature, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Rise in COVID cases causing delays, distance education at Bay Area universities

Rise in COVID cases causing delays, distance education at Bay Area universities The spike in COVID cases is forcing some Bay Area universities to return to distance education or delay their return from winter vacation. BERKELEY, Calif. – Cal has…

Berkeley’s Landmark Micro-Bond Program Offers New Quick Funding

Berkeley City Hall, November 6, 2020. Photo: Pete Rosos Ericka Xanthe W., a freelance pastry chef with a booming business in Berkeley, wants to expand her house to physical space, but can’t afford a $ 3,000 rent for the roughly…

Covid-19 tracker: the pace continues

Hello, Mission, and welcome to Virus Village, your (somewhat regular) Covid-19 data dump. Regardless of the measure – infections, hospitalizations, positivity rates and R-numbers – San Francisco seems to be still in the heart of the omicron woods. First the…

Colleges Resume In-Person Classes Amid Omicron

Colleges across the country that are turning to distance education and delaying the start of the spring semester may have grabbed the headlines, but they are in the minority. The vast majority of institutions are returning to in-person learning as…

UCLA Study Shows Fast Food Restaurant Workers At High Risk For COVID-19 – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

The Nicker-Crenshaw McDonalds received a modernized seating and service upgrade. Fast-food restaurant workers are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in addition to facing difficult working conditions during the pandemic, a new study from the UCLA Labor Center released today…

Paul McCreary obituary (1970 – 2021) – Chico, CA

Paul mccrearySep 24, 1970 – Dec 13 2021Chico, CaliforniaPaul Matthew McCreary, 51, former San Ramon man, died on December 13, 2021 at his home in Chico, with his family by his side after bravely battling cancer.Son of Thomas and Fran…

History Tidbits of Orr Hot Springs – Mendocino Lighthouse

As a Kelley House docent looking for a book on the Orr Hot Springs area, I have amassed more information than I could ever use in what I plan to be a small post on the subject. . While the…

Treacherous Sierra Blizzard “Blowing Like a Shaken Snow Globe” Stalls Travelers, Shuts Down Tahoe Lifts

UPDATE: Sierra snowfall just broke a 51-year record and buried several ski resorts, forcing closure. Whiteout conditions darkened the Sierra skies over the holiday weekend as a relentless blizzard blew up the mountains, shutting down major roads to Lake Tahoe,…

The bay area omicron wave is underway. Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks

The omicron outbreak has started in the Bay Area, but this fifth wave of COVID is unlikely to unfold like any of the previous – and now very familiar – roller coaster models of the 2-year pandemic. Health experts predict…

Snow Sciences | TahoeDailyTribune.com

For 75 years, the Central Sierra Snow Lab has been studying the Sierra Nevada snowpack Longtime (and now retired) director Randall Osterhuber of the CSSL measures the snowpack at the Donner Pass field site. Photo / Central Sierra Snow Lab…

These 8 graphics show how the pandemic has changed the way we travel in the Bay Area

In ways big and small, the pandemic has transformed life in the Bay Area, and nowhere is this perhaps more apparent than in the way we move around the area. In 2019, the Bay Area’s transit systems – some of…

COVID-19 in higher education: How Stanford’s omicron response compares to peer institutions

The omicron variant has catalyzed a resurgence of COVID-19 in higher education institutions with thousands of cases emerging on college campuses across the country in recent days. The growing number of cases has prompted Stanford and its counterpart institutions to…

Mr. Fillmore moves on | The new Fillmore

Photograph of Vas Kiniris by Chloe Jackman By CHRIS BARNETT After nearly three decades of involvement with the Fillmore Merchants Association – as a board member, vice president, president and the past five years as executive director – Vasilios Kiniris,…

Montgomery Bus Boycott: What Happened and How Long Did It Last?

This story is published as part of Teen Vogue ‘2021 Economic security project scholarship. On December 5, 1955, the black community of Montgomery, Alabama launched a boycott that would change history. For 13 months, community members refused to take the…

The Hollywood Reporter hosted an annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast in honor of Jennifer Aniston and Selma Blair

Hollywood journalist (THR) held their annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast last week, honoring Jennifer Aniston with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and Selma Blair with the Equity in Entertainment Award. The event coincided with the release of The Hollywood Reporter’s…

Berkeley study finds major restriction policies cause racial stratification

UC Berkeley’s Center for Higher Education Studies, or CSHE, released a study Dec. 6 showing that major restriction policies cause racial inequality and resource inefficiency. The study analyzed the top restriction policies at the top 25 public universities in the…

California to reimpose indoor mask mandate statewide when omicron arrives

California will re-impose indoor mask warrants in public places for all residents, regardless of immunization status, from Wednesday to January 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Ghaly said on Monday. The news comes shortly after the rapidly spreading…

Take a first look inside the new Residence Inn by Marriott in Berkeley

At 168 feet tall, the new Residence Inn Berkeley is now the fourth tallest building in Berkeley. The hotel will welcome its first guests later this week. Credit: Kelly Sullivan From the Presidential Suite on the 17th floor of the…

Valley News Column: Digital learning frees students and faculty

Hybrid education through Zoom and other digital platforms during the COVID-19 outbreak has been both an educational and a disturbing experience for many of us, especially students. “The uncertainty about the pandemic and the fear of infection are among the…

Berkeley’s Lanesplitter Pizza Closes; Babette, leaving BAMPFA, will take her place

Lanesplitter pizza, a Berkeley institution for over 23 years, will serve its last pie on December 10. Credit: Lanesplitter /Facebook Lane separator, a Berkeley pizzeria since 1998, will be serving its last pie on Friday. But that’s not a bad…

No reimbursement for the Campus Pointe real estate developer

A ribbon cut took place for Maravillosa, a 142-unit complex for active seniors for adults at Campus Pointe, on Wednesday morning December 1, 2021. JEAN WALKER [email protected] Fresno city council is expected to review an updated agreement with developers at…

Intel launches integrated photonics research center

SANTA CLARA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –What’s new: Intel Labs recently opened the Intel® Research Center for Integrated Photonics for Data Center Interconnects. The centre’s mission is to accelerate optical input / output (I / O) technological innovation in performance…

Choose a topic of your choice, opportunities will follow

Dear Madam, I finished my studies in computer engineering and recently started working in a multinational company. I am interested in pursuing a masters abroad in the field of data analysis or data science. Can you please guide me regarding…

Take a walk to a new place: a personal try

October 31 – Halloween day I wandered the streets and neighborhoods of North and West Berkeley, basking in the late afternoon glow of the setting sun and the festive fervor in the air. The sidewalks strewn with fallen leaves were…

Liberals have backed soft crime policies – now it’s happened on the New York campus

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger called the stabbing murder of doctoral student Davide Giri on Thursday evening “unspeakably sad and deeply shocking.” It’s sad, but it’s not shocking. Elite universities may prefer not to talk too much about violent crime…

Berkeley Marina hotel workers seek union contract

The DoubleTree by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina, in October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a Berkeley Marina story series written by graduate journalism students at UC Berkeley in partnership with Berkeleyside. As the hospitality…

Homeless people in Berkeley face challenges during winter season

With December fast approaching and pandemic capacity restrictions still in place at Berkeley shelters, homeless people in Berkeley face choices about how best to reduce their exposure to the weather and to diseases. Winter typically results in increased donations of…

Roman baths, leisure centers and re-engagement for equal access

Under the Roman Empire, the bath institutionalized leisure. Usually located near the forum, the center of town, the bath was a publicly funded place for all citizens, regardless of their socio-economic class, to socialize, exercise, wash and relax after a…

Let’s give Telegraph Avenue back to the people

Telegraph Avenue is Berkeley’s most historic and famous street, but its current design is unsuitable for students and needs to change. We use Telegraph Avenue to meet our basic needs. We shop on Telegraph, have lunch, buy our essentials and…

USC building renamed in honor of a Native American alumnus

One of USC’s most prominent buildings – stripped last year of the name of a prominent eugenicist and former university president – will instead honor Joseph Medicine Crow, a Native American alumnus who wrote influential works on Indigenous history and…

Free speech under attack at MIT, Williams must stand up for free speech – The Williams Record

In higher education, academic freedom and a tolerance for a variety of perspectives are vital. However, time and time again, colleges and universities bow to the pressure of social media and undermine this fundamental mission. This semester, MIT did national…

College tool displays degree costs, post-graduation salaries and more

Students in Stanford University’s English program can expect to earn around $ 24,000 two years after graduating from the prestigious private university. Just down the street, students who earn a two-year associate’s degree through Foothill College in the allied health…

Asset managers face roadblocks on their way to net zero

In the context of COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, a number of institutional investors – including large endowments to universities such as BU, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard , Loyola Chicago, UC Berkeley and the University…

From supervisors who took a wrecking ball to plans for 800 units

When San Francisco supervisors rejected 316 tiny housing units in the Tenderloin this month, they took over shared kitchens and bathrooms, claiming the building was a technical dormitory in the making. What the area really needs is housing big enough…

Why are there so many acorns in Sonoma County this year?

You may have wondered about the din on your roof, the piles around trees and the hyperactivity of squirrels in your neighborhood. In Sonoma County, a mass event takes place at dusk tonight: hundreds of thousands of greedy creatures are…

How Kamala Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan, came to America from Calcutta

Almost thirty years after Vaishno Bagai’s suicide, a twenty-year-old Tamil Iyer girl boarded an international flight to Calcutta, holding a letter of acceptance from UC Berkeley and the few dollars her bureaucrat father had PV Gopalan had raised for his…

The final workshop on the proposed Berkeley ferry service will take place on Wednesday

The closed Berkeley Pier viewed through a chain link fence in mid-October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan Should the city replace the municipal pier at Berkeley Marina – closed since 2015 – with a multi-purpose structure for regular commuter ferry service…

An apartment building could rise on the former site of the Albatross pub

An architect’s rendering shows the proposed project for 1820 San Pablo Ave. Credit: Gunkel Architecture The West Berkeley building that housed the beloved Albatross Pub and an infamous marijuana dispensary could be largely demolished to make way for a 44-unit…

California recall elections officially end as Newsom prepares for 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted that his own “personal stupidity” helped provide the political fuel to spark the recall effort against him. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Election results showing California voters refused to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom were certified…

Berkeley Marina ferry plan worries recreational users

A windsurfer cruises near the pier at Berkeley Marina in mid-October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan David Fielder tries to be on the water at least 100 days a year at the Berkeley Marina. Now, with the prospect of a new…

Free speech debate shakes science universities after conference canceled

A prominent climate physicist resigned from one of his posts at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday, after saying faculty members would not agree to invite a guest lecturer to the school who had already been criticized for…

California to see second storm of the week, with more to come

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The second storm of the week was heading into northern California on Tuesday and other systems were lined up behind, with the potential to end a long fire season in that part of the state affected…

UC adopts recommendations for responsible use of artificial intelligence

Read the report Responsible Artificial Intelligence: Recommendations to Guide the University of California’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy University of California President Michael V. Drake, MD, has adopted a set of recommendations to guide the safe and responsible deployment of artificial intelligence…

What happens to the sites named for Ridley-Thomas?

If you walk around Los Angeles County, you might come across the name “Mark Ridley-Thomas” on a pedestrian bridge spanning La Cienega Boulevard. His name has also graced a new wellness center, high school health center, youth facility and “voter…

IATSE labor strike is part of larger workers’ struggle in the United States

IATSE does not work alone when it comes to pushing for better working conditions. As Hollywood waits to see if the union that represents thousands of technicians and artisans goes on strike as part of an effort to improve working…

Alleviating California’s Housing Shortage Through Shopping Malls

California officials have taken small but important steps to curb the state’s extraordinarily high housing prices and remove barriers to construction. While legislation banning single-family zoning has grabbed the headlines, its importance may be more symbolic than practical. A more…

Honors, events, comings and goings – Oct. 2021 – J.

Honors Yonatan Winetraub, who holds an MD from Stanford, is one of the recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Early Independence Award of $ 1.25 million. Winetraub’s fame came as a co-founder of SpaceIL, the organization that crashed an…

5 Student Favorite Restaurants in Berkeley Open for Take-Out, Delivery

With shelter-in-place orders still in effect in the Bay Area, it’s easy to get tired of cooking on your own. Fortunately, many local restaurants in Berkeley offer pickup and delivery options, allowing for tasty meals while maintaining safety. Here are…