Bay Area


SF economic downfall is detrimental to Berkeley, action needed


San Francisco’s downtown was once a significant economic, cultural, and financial center. However, in recent years, the city’s iconic downtown has taken a turn for the worse.

The Bay Area sky

Bay Area residents and experts examine moody weather patterns


“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Quotes like this are often brought up in conversations about the weather in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pamela Turntine

BHS 'Jacket' Alum Becomes New Editor-in-Chief of 'Berkeleyside'


Pamela Turntine, longtime Bay Area resident and the new editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, has had an extensive past in journalism. Born in San Francisco and primarily raised in different parts of Oakland and Berkeley, Turntine’s work has taken her all over California throughout a career spanning over 40 years.


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Open to Everyone 16 and Up in the US


On April 15, Everyone in California aged 16 and up became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Berkeley opened up vaccinations to anyone 16 and older two days prior.

Student Social Action Guide: How To Go Beyond Social Media


Protests, Rallies, and Marches Attend a protest by joining others on the streets to fight collectively for a cause. Marches are held often across the Bay Area and are a straightforward way to get involved.

The non-profit is located at the James Kinney Community Center in Berkeley, and provides bilingual education and full-time childcare.

BAHIA, Inc. Bridges Communities Through Bilingual Education


Students sit at tables and play Uno, their sandals tapping the floor. Large groups are ushered across streets and down sidewalks to the community pool where they learn to swim.

The Berkeley Adult School

Berkeley Adult School Parking Lot to be Converted to BUSD Staff Housing


On Wednesday, February 17, the Berkeley Unified School District board made the decision to approve the parking lot of the Berkeley Adult School for a new initiative that would build as many as 110 homes for BUSD staff.  The cost of living in Berkeley, California, is 80 percent higher than the national average, according

Despite Strong Systemic Efforts, Berkeley’s Unhoused Students Struggle in Distance Learning


For some students — especially those with unstable home lives and housing situations — school can be a kind of alternate home, a place where they can find emotional, and sometimes even financial support from counselors or teachers.

Of one People’s Park’s inhabitants, Grady, sits on a couch in the park.

The Unknown Future of People’s Park: Housing Crisis vs. Community Legacy


If you know Berkeley, you know People’s Park. For many, the park represents a place of growth, protest, and childhood memories. For Grady, who has been living in People’s Park for just under five months and did not give the Jacket his full name, it’s “a positive place … where people want to be social

At Albany High School, students take half of their seven classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the rest on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How Are Students at Neighboring High Schools Navigating Distance Learning?


All high schools in the Bay Area have recently been saddled with the same challenge: to continue providing education to thousands of students over virtual platforms.