Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan grew up under British colonial rule on different sides of the planet. They were each drawn to Berkeley, and became part of an intellectual circle that shaped the rest of their lives.
Galvanized in part by the deployment of federal agents in Portland, Ore., protesters have returned to the streets in Oakland, Seattle and elsewhere.
As bike lanes and cafes sprout on streets, marginalized residents wonder when their priorities will get attention.
Chiefs who promise reform must find a way to satisfy local officials, the police and their union, and a public that is increasingly critical of police tactics and behavior.
Following an Oakland tavern and its staff — from the tattooed bartender to the undocumented cleaner — as they weather the economic and emotional fallout of the coronavirus.
An outbreak could devastate low-income black and Latino communities that, even in the best of times, face serious medical challenges.