Berkeley street to be named after early South Asian immigrant

Rani Bagai
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Berkeley City Council has unanimously voted to rename the section of Shattuck Avenue located 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.

In the early 1900s, Kala Bagai and her family were driven out of the city of Berkeley by racism, but last Tuesday, Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to name a street located in the heart of Berkeley after her.
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