East Bay Express

11:28am

Wed February 12, 2014

The coming salmon drought

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Alastair Bland
Last summer, Berkeley fisherman Mike Hudson enjoyed some of the most profitable salmon fishing he had seen in the past decade. Dense schools of big fish congregated in the Pacific Ocean along the Bay Area's coastline through the spring and summer, with numbers up from previous years.

11:14am

Wed January 29, 2014

Oakland cops think city is too liberal

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
An internal survey of Oakland police officers reveals a deep disconnect between rank-and-file cops and the city they serve. Many officers said they do not trust the city's elected leaders and think they are too "liberal." A majority of city cops also complain that Oakland residents don't appreciate them.

1:38pm

Wed December 18, 2013

An urban farm collaborative grows in Albany

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Jean Tepperman
The campaign to turn Albany's Gill Tract into a community farm took a hit when the city's Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead last week to building a Sprouts grocery store, a second retail building, and a senior assisted-living facility on the southern part of the UC Berkeley-owned site.

2:23pm

Thu December 5, 2013

East Bay Express: Measuring food waste

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Just past midnight on a recent Wednesday, the half-moon hovered over Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland where waste bins had been put out on the street for pickup the next morning. Two homeless men shuffled down the sidewalk as we peered into the green bins in front of the Arizmendi bakery.

1:04pm

Thu November 7, 2013

Why black students are avoiding UC Berkeley

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
In 1997, the year after California voters approved Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race or ethnicity in the operation of state institutions, black students made up 8 percent of UC Berkeley's freshmen enrollment - roughly the same percentage of African Americans living in the state.

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