Berkeley school district teachers call for increased pay

District finances and programs like the Green Dot and the African-American Success Project were discussed at Wednesday’s Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board meeting, where a crowd of district teachers spoke during public comment, including several who called for payment increases.
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California needs to better regulate surveillance

Data from the Oakland Police Department showed that license plate readers were disproportionately dispatched in low-income communities and communities of racial minorities. This can create a “chilling effect” on the freedom of expression of minority groups. And it can reinforce already stigmatized communities by creating a “feedback loop” in which police are repeatedly sent to a particular neighborhood regardless of that neighborhood’s true crime rate.
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The taste of home: A personal essay

Daol Tofu stands on the corner of 43rd Street and Telegraph Avenue, a small 30-seat restaurant next to Urbano Latino, a shuttered Latin-fusion restaurant, and across the street from Dandelion Post, a women’s clothing store that also probably doubles as an apothecary or perhaps sells Native American-inspired necklaces. Daol, which
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An RV park with people walking their dogs or going to school or work

Berkeley City Council failed homeless residents by banning RVs

CITY AFFAIRS: If City Council truly cares about its homeless community members, it should stop banning the few options these residents have

When Berkeley City Council voted to ban RVs last week, the message was clear: Homeless and home-insecure community members don’t have a place in Berkeley. For a city that has repeatedly claimed to support the rights of homeless individuals, this regulation contradicts these ideals entirely — it’s toxic to community members who should be valued regardless of their living situation.
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