By Nevin Long Protesters gathered at the front of Berkeley City Hall late Friday afternoon to protest the detention of several undocumented immigrants earlier in the day. Demonstrators were angered that Berkeley officials had not done more to secure the city’s immigrant population against stricter enforcement of immigration law by
This week’s Bay Area and Beyond News Roundup is fraught with some tragic and disturbing themes, and one boat trip gone wrong. South Florida’s school massacre A 19-year-old male is suspected of showing up to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkside burb of South Florida armed with a
Here’s your weekly taste of what matters in the Bay and beyond. ICE takes on the sanctuary – sanctuary fights back Let’s be clear, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pissed off at California for protecting immigrants. Acting Director Thomas Homan took to Fox News in December to declare
By Nevin Long A crowd numbering in the hundreds gathered in the atrium of the Ed Roberts Campus in South Berkeley on Saturday to discuss the fight against the closure of Alta Bates Hospital. Officials from at least four municipalities, including Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and El Cerrito, and the state of
By Erin Carini I saw “Molly’s Game” at Shattuck Cinemas in downtown Berkeley. True to their website claims, the theater shows an “eclectic mix of Hollywood favorites, foreign language cinema and independent film.” The pretty extensive food menu and cocktails served from the Lot 68 Lounge lobby bar, in real
“It was the best of the times, it was the worst of times.” The past week of news has been both inspiring and frighteningly destructive on different fronts. Here, we’ll try to wrap up some of the best, worst and weird stories impacting the country and the Bay. All that
Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical, and wonderful in the East Bay. Featured this week: Berkeley’s Storybook-style Thornburg Village.
As of January 1, Californians are able to legally purchase and recreationally enjoy marijuana just like booze. An era of prohibition has come to an end, and criminals will no longer be made of cannabis users.