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First, to do no harm: The cruelty of the Second Street and Marina Boulevard evictions

On Memorial Day on Marina Boulevard, the sun rose over a field of dry grass and fell on a row of RVs and campers in which people had been living for up to a year. Now they were scurrying about in a panic, some angry, some despairing, some resigned, because Berkeley police had arrived in two squad cars and announced that everyone had to leave or they would be ticketed and their vehicles towed. I heard people say: “Where can we go?”
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Urban Shield is unnecessary and beyond repair

The Urban Shield program does not reflect our needs. In the past decade, rather than confronting terrorist threats, the police department has trended toward facing high-risk searches, arrest warrant services, patrol support and crowd management. The tactical exercises at Urban Shield do not focus on these activities but instead on politically motivated mass violence, obscuring the principle of de-escalation in community crime encounters.
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The real cost of a manicure

The nail industry is expected to grow and employ more people. However, the health of manicurists and other nail technicians is at stake. Manicurists are exposed to heavy fumes from the chemicals used in the salons for long periods of time.
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Regional Measure 3 will conquer congestion

Our own AC Transit will get hundreds of millions for projects including rapid bus corridor improvements, new buses, operating funds for Regional Express Bus, Core Capacity Transit Study improvements, expansion of bus facilities and improvements on the San Pablo Avenue corridor.
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Fighting for a fossil-free future

A commitment to full divestment would mean a commitment to creating a just and environmentally conscious future and inspiring social and institutional change while stigmatizing the fossil fuel industry. Divestment is a matter of not just social justice, but also ecological stewardship and economic competitiveness.
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