Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’

Oakland youth bring spirit to South Berkeley

Something has recently changed in South Berkeley—big colorful paintings are popping up in formerly vacant storefront windows. They were all made by low-income youth, mostly from Oakland, paid to paint by an organization called Youth Spirit Artworks — an organization that hires teens to beautify local neighborhoods.

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Dual-task bicycle

Recently, I stopped by the Edible Schoolyard, a garden and kitchen classroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley. Here, students learn how to garden and find out about where we get our daily food. As part of this project, they’ve built a wheat-grinder out of an exercise bicycle. Kids can get on…

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New sports complex opens in Berkeley

By MELANIE MASON SEPT. 10 – Plenty of people were eager to talk about Berkeley’s new sports fields complex. Mayors and city officials from five East Bay cities – Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Richmond and Albany – lined up on Saturday to address the crowd of two hundred onlookers who came to celebrate the grand…

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