Tag "Berkeley"

Back to homepage

Californians consider moving due to rising housing costs, poll finds

A majority of voters in California have considered moving due to rising housing costs, according to new findings from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, with 1 in 4 saying that if they moved it would be out of the state

Read More

With unprecedented security measures, Ben Shapiro delivers Berkeley speech

Amid fears of widespread political violence, Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night was a mostly peaceful affair, with the conservative commentator delivering remarks where he criticized identity politics and an anti-free speech climate on college campuses around

Read More

UC Berkeley deficit crisis threatens its long-term stability

Dramatically reopening what had seemed to be a settled matter, the University of California at Berkeley revealed plans for a sweeping spending reassessment due to vast deficits. Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks said “the university had a ‘substantial and growing’ deficit that could threaten its

Read More

Berkeley imposes soda tax

Berkeley has done all Californians a favor by voting for a demonstration of how taxes drive away business. Its citizens just passed Measure D, a soda tax amounting to 12 cents on a can of Coke or other sugary beverage. The

Read More

Minimum wage activists set sights on L.A.

The concerted push for higher minimum wages in California has spread from the East Bay to Los Angeles. On the heels of a recently approved $15 minimum wage in Seattle, advocates for dramatically increased hourly wages sensed an opportunity to select

Read More

Berkeley: Poor have right to free pot

This sounds like a Cheech and Chong routine. The People’s Republic of Berkeley has mandated that medical-marijuana dispensaries must give free pot to poor people. As marijuana is legalized in more places, that likely will spread across the country. In

Read More

Are school parcel taxes social status symbols? 0

May 7, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Question: Are working-class communities smarter than wealthier school districts by not putting increased school parcel taxes on local election ballots? This is not the conclusion suggested in a new study released May 2013 by EdSource,

Read More

Bernanke’s QE3 slamming California economy 29

Sept. 17, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Those desperately in search of a cure for cancer will often try apricot pits bought in Mexico, exotic herbs or light therapy treatments. None has been proven to be effective. In an action with

Read More

Berkeley Mgr. Grabs $266K Pension

John Seiler: Say, wasn’t Berkeley the most liberal, progressive, hippest and hippiest place around? The Free Speech movement (pictured at right)? Anti-Vietnam War protests? Political Correctness that would make Mao envious? Ah, forget it. As it always does, it comes

Read More