Air quality district offers $4 million to promote decreased vehicle use

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the regional government agency that regulates sources of air pollution, is offering $4 million for ride sharing or shuttle services that promote decreased vehicle use. As part of its efforts to diminish local air pollution, the air district will review applications and distribute
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Tree-sitter renews People’s Park protest

Seven months after a People’s Park tree-sitter was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the park has once again become home to a tree-sit, this time in response to what the tree-sitter called an urgent situation for Berkeley’s homeless people. A sometimes Berkeley resident who goes by the name of
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Berkeley High School custodian shot Friday in an attempted robbery

A Berkeley High School custodian and his family were shot in an attempted robbery Friday morning, resulting in the death of the custodian’s mother, according to a Monday newsletter sent to the high school community. Dinesh Kumar, who was shot multiple times in his Richmond home, has stabilized and is
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County’s homeless single adult population rises

While Alameda County has made great strides in preventing and reducing homelessness among families, veterans and the mentally ill, the number of homeless single adults has swelled since 2009, according to the results of a biennial census released last month. Conducted in January — by EveryOne Home, a nonprofit organization
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Percentage of students passing exit exam rises

The percentage of high school students passing the California High School Exit Exam continued to increase statewide for the sixth consecutive year, according to data released by the state Department of Education Wednesday. Despite heavy cuts to K-12 education over the last decade from the state, the percentage of students
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Gov. Brown appoints local resident as special advisor

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Berkeley resident Jeanne Clinton as special advisor to the California Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office said Tuesday. Clinton, 60, has been a manager of the commission’s Climate Strategies Branch since 2009 and was an advisor on clean energy and policy planning to the commission
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