2013: A year in review

(Credit from top left: Tony Zhou/File, Kelly Fang/File, Carlos Caceres/File, Sureya Melkonian/File, J. Hannah Lee/File, Jan Flatley-Feldman/File)

Feb. 12: Berkeley resident Kayla Moore dies in police custody Berkeley resident Kayla Moore died in police custody the night of Feb. 12 after officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of her apartment. Moore’s death elicited significant community response surrounding allegations of police misconduct and a lack
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Jigsaw falling into place

The Daily Californian’s opinion staff discusses the effects of some of the year’s most important issues

BART strike Even though the negotiations for the contracts of BART workers have ended, the biggest problem facing transit in the Bay Area remains unchallenged — the incompetence of BART’s management, which invested time and resources in smear campaigns rather than infrastructure or the workers themselves. Instead of thoroughly investigating
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We needed the BART strike

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Because of the impasse in negotiations, BART workers had no choice other than striking to win necessary workplace reform

The recently concluded BART strike, although inconvenient for Bay Area commuters and costly to the local economy, was an action unfortunately made necessary by last week’s impasse in negotiations. BART’s management and the unions, who appeared to be far apart with their final offers on pay increases, employee health care
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Cooling down BART and the unions

The Political Circus

The BART strike that ended earlier this week was both unfortunate and unacceptable. And although the crisis is over, the unions and BART management need to take action to prevent such wide-scale disruptions of mass transit in the future. During the previous strike, BART unions stopped transit for four days,
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