Berkeley City Council to vote on renaming street after early South Asian immigrant

The 'Re-Name Shattuck' banner that hangs on a fence near East Shattuck Avenue
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Berkeley City Council will soon vote to rename the part of Shattuck Avenue between University Avenue and Center Street after Kala Bagai, a South Asian woman who lived in Berkeley before moving to and becoming a community leader in Southern California.

Kala Bagai was one of the first South Asian women on the West Coast, moving to the Bay Area with her family in 1915 from present-day Pakistan, and now, a street in the heart of Berkeley will likely be named after her.
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