This week, the City of Berkeley provides its first phase of providing reparations for the descendants of slavery. What will these reparations entail, and how are people responding? The class of 2026 just received their admission letters. How did this cycle’s admission results look given the recent admission controversies? The mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguín, had a rally in support of Ukraine and Ukrainian Americans. What happened, who was there, and what impact will this rally have? Finally, the California State Assembly approved a bill extending emergency COVID-19 tenant protections. What do officials think of the bill and how will this measure affect tenants in Berkeley and the Bay Area?