On uplifting its indigenous community, Berkeley must commit to making concrete changes

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley has made much progress on honoring its indigenous community members. But 27 years later, there is still much more to be done

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Twenty-seven years ago, Berkeley was the first city in the United States to formally celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of the flawed holiday of Columbus Day. The city started a significant trend — almost 60 other cities across the country now celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. And while this holiday is
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BART tests ShakeAlert early warning system

The ShakeAlert system detects initial seismic P-waves, which are nondamaging, to allow BART to prepare for the damaging S-waves that follow. The system was described as a lifesaver by lawmakers and BART representatives in a press conference following Monday’s demonstration.
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Holding UC regents accountable starts with the appointment process

The UC Board of Regents, which acts as the governing body of the UC system, has the “full powers of organization and government” according to the California State Constitution. This power is most obviously and publicly exhibited through raising tuition, increasing the salaries of UC chancellors and prolonging UC worker contract negotiations.
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