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Death of F58 Classmate

July 26, 2017 by Bruce Wilson (Register to contact)

Michael Patrick McCabe died 22 July 2017 at home in W. Los Angeles CA.
Cragmont F52, Garfield F55

BHS Living Archive Project How-to's

September 1, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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Are you interested in being a part of a ‘Living Archive’ project? Melanie Mentzel Class of '85 is ready and willing to capture your memories as you bring them at Berkeley High School's *****.org studios in the 'H' Building. Here's her link : wwwdotBETVdotorg

Archive project for all BHS Grads

May 11, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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Class of 1988 and beyond:

Are you interested in being a part of a 'Living Archive' project? Would you like to be formally recognized as both a Class and an individual for your doin's thus far (constructive or not--chuckles ;->). If so please submit via my message box a one- page summary similar to the one we all did for our respective Yearbook profiles on pp.382-414. Please feel free to add any pertinent updates that you would like to share for both posterity's sake and for current and future BHS Alum's, their family, friends and the greater community that is the Berkeley Spirit by June 30th. Attached is a similar 20th Annual Biopic that I researched encompassing 20 years’ worth of distinguished yet unsung Alumni achievements and compiled for a Leadership Conference focused on a pledge to Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, which is now on display in the Humboldt Room at HSU's College Library in Arcata, Ca.

We are the Class of 1988, and we are built to last...

Message me here if you would like to be added to the Berkeley High Class of 1988 Facebook Group page, I am a Site Administrator and can add you. Any Alumni and their families are welcome to join ;->

FB Group Website-https://http://www.*****/****

25th Annual Class of 1988 Reunion Weekend 7/26-7/28

May 11, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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From Kalyani Robbins-

"I just posted the following and tagged 55 BHS friends: Berkeley High class of '88 reunion announcement!!! I am on the reunion committee this year, and we are in the process of planning a fabulous event for Saturday evening July 27th, as well as a family picnic for Sunday July 28th. Please save the date and begin your planning; full details will follow in the coming weeks, along with a site for tickets. Please repost and tag all your BHS friends (in or around the class of '88, as those in neighboring classes will have FB friends in ours). See you in late summer!!!"

FB website link: https://http://www.*****/****

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Berkeley Terror Plots: ISIS Sympathizer Sentenced  Patch.com

Berkeley Terror Plots: ISIS Sympathizer Sentenced - Berkeley, CA - The secretly recorded plots included bombing student dormitories at UC Berkeley and ...



Bay Area political events: Heather Booth, Bernie Sanders  San Francisco Chronicle

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. FRIDAY Heather Booth: Democracy Labs hosts a screening of “Heather Booth: Changing the World,” and a talk with ...



Front Row: Comic W. Kamau Bell and friends head to Zellerbach Hall  UC Berkeley

W. Kamau Bell will lead a panel discussion on the black experience at Berkeley on Wednesday, March 6, at Zellerbach Hall, to be followed by a Q&A (UC ...



Update: Berkeley High swimming pool reopened  Berkeleyside

Update, Tuesday, Sept. 18: The Berkeley High School swimming pool was reopened Tuesday after the school district replaced problematic equipment, said a ...



Berkeley High graduations will no longer be at the Greek Theatre  Berkeleyside

Scroll down for update on the question of when BHS first held a graduation at the Greek. It's the end of an era for Berkeley High with the announcement today ...



In brief: Dinner to benefit Montclair streetscape project  East Bay Times

From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7, the Montclair Village Association will host a public open air dinner along Antioch Court in support of Montclair's Streetscape ...



Survey ranks Berkeley High School 87th among California public high schools  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School, or BHS, was ranked No. 87 in a survey of the best public high schools in California in 2019. The ranking was issued by Niche, ...



Berkeley High celebrates 50 years of African-American studies  Berkeleyside

Fifty years ago, Berkeley High students went on a successful strike to demand the creation of the first African-American studies department at a high school.



Boy, 15, robbed outside Berkeley High, 3 teens arrested  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a young woman and two 17-year-old boys Tuesday afternoon outside Berkeley High on suspicion of robbing a 15-year-old boy, authorities ...



Opinion: The math crisis at Berkeley High — Supporting the class of 2019 and beyond  Berkeleyside

In the fall of 2015, the Berkeley High math department introduced a new Common-Core-aligned curriculum called the Mathematics Vision Project. Students in ...



Listen: Berkeley teachers rally at 'red for ed' walk-ins  Berkeleyside

Before school Friday morning, Malcolm X teachers and families held one of the many “red for ed” walk-ins that happened across California. Photo: Lila Wilkinson.



Berkeley High students say 'Stop Kavanaugh' in somber video  Berkeleyside

Some Berkeley High School students are spending the week protesting U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and showing their support for the women ...



School Notebook: Electric buses; B-Tech on lowest-performance list; Berkeley High accreditation  Berkeleyside

Berkeley's continuation school has made a newly released list of California's lowest performing schools. The state is required by federal law to ...



Berkeley High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List  Berkeley, CA Patch

Berkeley High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List - Berkeley, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See how high Berkeley High School ...



23-year-old Berkeley High School graduate pleads guilty to helping ISIS  Berkeleyside

A 23-year-old Berkeley High graduate accused of giving material support to a terrorist organization pleaded guilty to that charge Wednesday, even though his ...



Berkeley High alum arrested on suspicion of drug sales near BHS during lunch  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a Berkeley High alum Friday after finding him during the BHS lunch period with a significant stash of drugs and more than $1000 in cash, ...



All together now  Berkeleyside

While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the ...



Eric Michael Anderson, beloved teacher to generations of students  Berkeleyside

Eric Michael Anderson, 82, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2018 in Berkeley. Eric was born in San Francisco in 1936 to Julie Peninou Anderson and ...



Students ‘strike for climate’ across the United States  The Verge

Students around the country are skipping school today to demand that the adults running the government start fighting back against climate change. The strikers ...



Chemical imbalance at Berkeley High pool causes health concerns  Berkeleyside

Out-of-whack chemical levels and temperatures in the Berkeley High School swimming pool caused hair loss and eye irritation over the past week, according to ...



Police: High school student stabbed, alleged assailant pepper-sprayed, during fight in Berkeley park  Berkeleyside

A fight among high school students in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Thursday morning sent one girl to the hospital with a stabbing wound to the ...



Opinion: It's time for the Berkeley school district to stock its bathrooms with free menstrual products  Berkeleyside

Some schools are complying with the new law to stock these products, some schools are not. But all middle and high schools should offer free tampons and ...



6 Berkeley High Student Athletes Sign College Letters Of Intent  Berkeley, CA Patch

Student Athletes Sign College Letters Of Intent - Berkeley, CA - Their sports include soccer, baseball, rowing, tennis and volleyball. Two will attend Ivy League ...



Berkeley Unified could require free menstrual products in school bathrooms  Berkeleyside

A new state law requires free supplies at schools with high poverty levels, but a Berkeley policy could go further.



Daveed Diggs steps up to support Berkeley High School  Berkeleyside

Daveed Diggs, the actor and rapper best known for his award-winning dual roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the original Broadway run of ...



Berkeley High School tackles ethnic disparities on campus  Daily Californian

Recently released data about Berkeley High School's racial demographic makeup in 2015 showed ethnic disparities in class enrollments and suspension rates.



Where there's smoke there's students: Berkeley teens addicted to e-cigarettes  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High's dean of students reckons 'up to a quarter' of the school's students has used an e-cigarette in the last year.



Federal judge considers whether 23-year-old former Berkeley man was a terrorist or internet troll  Berkeleyside

While Amer Alhaggagi, a 23-year-old Berkeley High graduate, has admitted to opening up some social media accounts for ISIS and telling an undercover ...



A senator's tweet prompts 'smackdown,' spotlight on Berkeley schools integration  Berkeleyside

The history of integration at Berkeley schools was in the spotlight this week after a right-wing website accused Kamala Harris of lying and Berkeleyside jumped ...



Berkeley Student Stabbed In Fight Thursday  Patch.com

Berkeley Student Stabbed In Fight Thursday - Berkeley, CA - The student was hospitalized after a fight at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.



Extreme lead level found in Berkeley High drinking water, but district says false alarm  Berkeleyside

Newly released state data reveal that water from a Berkeley High School fountain was found to contain more than 40 times the amount of lead permitted under ...



Career education is back — but it's not auto shop and home ec in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing "career technical education," despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.



$38 million renovation plans for Berkeley Community Theater revealed  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley High Community Theater once hosted performers like Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. But for many years, it's barely even supported student ...



Berkeley Unified is investigating teacher who showed historic weapon in class  Berkeleyside

Update, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Nearly two weeks after he showed students a historic weapon and was placed on leave, Berkeley High history teacher Alex Angell ...



Berkeley Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Wounded  Patch.com

Berkeley Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Wounded - Berkeley, CA - Five schools in the area were asked to secure their perimeters following the Friday ...



Principal: Online post 'threatened a shooting' at Berkeley High on Thursday  Berkeleyside

Update, Friday, 1 p.m. Berkeley High Principal Erin Schweng said the campus has been “calm” Friday following a scare over an online threat of a campus ...



Watch: In Berkeley, a 106-year-old high-school newspaper defies the odds  Berkeleyside

We meet some of the team that funds and publishes the 106-year-old Berkeley High Jacket, in spite of the challenges of producing a print newspaper.



Berkeley Unified superintendent to retire in July  Berkeleyside

BUSD Superintendent Donald Evans, pictured here during his first weeks on the job, has announced he will retire this year. Photo: Lance Knobel.



'They went to school and never came home': Students across Berkeley and U.S. demand end to gun violence  Berkeleyside

Soaked by the rain, hundreds of students at Berkeley High and elsewhere walked out of class and mourned for the young victims of mass shootings.



Crime round-up: Robberies, $7000 cigarette heist, BHS student with gun  Berkeleyside

Berkeleyside has been collecting notable arrests and details on other public safety incidents in 2019 in response to reader tips and independent research.



Opinion: It's time for Berkeley High parents to become allies for our kids  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High parents have offered to help BUSD develop materials for substitute teachers, create math manuals and more to help students succeed.



Berkeley unveils preliminary designs to make Milvia Street safer for cyclists  Berkeleyside

Berkeley's Public Works Department has come up with various options for a redesign of Milvia Street, from Hearst Avenue to Blake Street, to make it safer for ...



VIDEO: Berkeley High students stage massive walkout over DACA  KGO-TV

Berkeley High School students staged a massive walkout where they formed a human circle around the school to show their support for DACA.



'Universal' ninth grade, other changes, proposed for Berkeley High School  Berkeleyside

A proposed overhaul of ninth grade at BHS would have all students taking the same classes. The public can learn more at three meetings this week.



The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Jan. 25-27  Berkeleyside

Kronos with student musicians, water polo galore, Kiwi EDM, world music from the Middle East, and a 924 Gilman benefit, all this weekend.



BHS investigates racist, anti-Semitic Instagram account run by students  Berkeleyside

At the Berkeley School Board meeting Sept. 27, junior Laelah Jackson and other students talk about the distress caused by an offensive Instagram account and ...



In memoriam: Jerome Grier Wiggins Jr.  Berkeleyside

Jerome Grier Wiggins Jr., known to most of us as “J. Grier” or “Grier”, was born on March 28, 1982, at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. Grier was the fourth ...



Video: 'Practice your craft,' Daveed Diggs tells students at his alma mater, Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

The "Hamilton" star, who came to town this week to support BHS, advised students at his old school to aim for "a rigorous pursuit of being exactly who you are."



Berkeley High students want to make mental health part of the curriculum  Berkeleyside

In a survey of Berkeley High students, 60% reported needing mental health services, but only 58% of that group reported having accessed care. Photo: Natalie ...



Remembering Jo Ann Minner, who lived a life of service in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

Jo Ann Minner, 1928-2018. Jo Ann Minner died unexpectedly of a stroke on Dec. 9, 2018 in Berkeley, CA, exactly one week after joyously celebrating her 90th ...



3 Berkeley High students, 1 staffer arrested at end of school's Unity Week  Berkeleyside

The arrests happened at the end of Red and Gold day, the culmination of Unity Week, which used to be known as Spirit Week.



BHS students get front row seat to the justice system in new year-long class  Berkeleyside

Don your critical thinking caps and check your assumptions at the door: A new BHS class offers a deep dive into the justice system. And diverse views are ...



Teacher retirement fund divests from private prisons, amid Berkeley advocacy  Berkeleyside

California's teacher retirement fund voted Wednesday to divest roughly $12 million from private prisons. Many Berkeley teachers have been advocating for the ...



Berkeley Community Media to lose its 20-year home at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

Robin Silver takes a seat in front of Berkeley Community Media's green screen, as David Flores edits. The studio and other infrastructure will have to move out of ...



After 16 years, Berkeley High tennis teams want their courts back  Berkeleyside

Neighbors say a potential plan to build tennis courts at Moellering Field breaks a district promise to maintain open space there. Photo: Natalie Orenstein.



Parents demand school district break silence on Berkeley High principal's unexplained leave  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley PTA Council has launched a petition demanding that the school district explain why Berkeley High principal Sam Pasarow went on abrupt leave ...



Berkeley schools consider consolidating REALM Charter School  Daily Californian

Berkeley school board members discussed a measure that would consolidate REALM Charter Schools into one school for grades six through 12.



1500 walk out of Berkeley High in election protest  Berkeleyside

Update 1:45 p.m. The student protest on the UC Berkeley campus is disbanding. Update, 1:20 p.m. The group of protesters that marched through downtown has ...



Remembering Jonathan Nagel, artist and arts educator  Berkeleyside

Jonathan Matthew Nagel: April 1981-Jan. 2019. Jonathan “Jonny Boy” Nagel passed away on Jan. 2, 2019 with loved ones by his side. Jonathan was born and ...



With new lounge, Berkeley High staff catch a break  Berkeleyside

A brand new break room for teachers and staff is Berkeley High's first in years. Employees gathered to celebrate the opening last week.



Berkeley High student recounts to School Board 'year you chose not to keep me safe'  Berkeleyside

Update 9:50 p.m. The school district has provided a response to the public comments at Wednesday's school board meeting. Berkeleyside contacted BUSD ...



With Berkeley housing prices so high, school district ponders building homes for its teachers  Berkeleyside

Teachers at Berkeley High. BUSD employs about 1,250 people, 800 of whom filled out a staff survey on workforce housing. Three-quarters expressed interest in ...



Shooting threat prompts REALM High School to send students home early  Berkeleyside

REALM High School sent students home early Thursday after discovering a shooting threat scrawled in the boys' bathroom, leaders of the Berkeley charter ...



Berkeley High School celebrates the graduation of class of 2017  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School celebrated the graduation of its 2017 class Friday evening.



KKK lynching message on Berkeley High School computer traced to student  Los Angeles Times

Concern and fear lingered Friday at Berkeley High School after a male student took responsibility for making threats about a public lynching next month on ...



Berkeley police send alert after spate of recent robberies, crowbar attack  Berkeleyside

There have been at least six robberies, and two robbery attempts, since Friday, the Berkeley police report. Most took place at knifepoint, though one involved a ...



Opinion: Berkeley must build tennis courts – now! – for the high school  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board promised 16 years ago to restore the tennis courts at Berkeley High. It is time for the district to keep its promise.



Berkeley-raised writer takes misfit pranksters to Catholic school in YA novel  Berkeleyside

When the 16-year-old atheist protagonist of new young adult novel Heretics Anonymous is forced to transfer to a Catholic high school, he bemoans “switching ...



Berkeley High graduate dies at 20, remembered for kind spirit  Daily Californian

Bowen Johnson, a Berkeley High School graduate, died Oct. 13 after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 20 years old. Johnson graduated from BHS in ...



Berkeley High may overhaul schedule, classes to address achievement gap  Berkeleyside

For the past 10 months, a group of Berkeley High School administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students has been spending long hours brainstorming ways ...



Proposal to restructure ninth grade brings out strong supporters and critics  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board heard the final proposal for the creation of a 'universal' ninth grade at BHS. The final vote is scheduled for June.



FBI alleges Berkeley High graduate, ISIS sympathizer, planned to set fires, plant bombs  Berkeleyside

A 22-year old graduate of Berkeley High School who sympathized with ISIS planned to kill tens of thousands of people by detonating a car bomb near a San ...



Berkeley High grad remembered at vigil; mother, former BUSD teacher, was also killed  Berkeleyside

A recent Berkeley High graduate who was killed last week in Oakland along with his mothers was remembered Monday during a vigil on campus. About 100 ...



When Does School Start In Berkeley, 2018 - 2019 School Year  Berkeley, CA Patch

When Does School Start In Berkeley 2018 - 2019 - Berkeley, CA - It feels like summer is in full bloom, but what's with the Back-to-School sales? List of all school ...



Rally in Berkeley with Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee and Jovanka Beckles. Category: Extra  Berkeley Daily Planet

The Jovanka Beckles for AD 15 campaign urges East Bay progressives to rally with Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Jovanka at 10 ...



Berkeley High principal on sudden leave; VP in charge  Berkeleyside

Beginning Tuesday, Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow will be on leave, and Vice Principal Erin Schweng will oversee campus operations, according to a ...



Berkeley schools go beyond bathrooms to support gender non-conforming students  Berkeleyside

While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as ...



Berkeley crime dropped 10% in first half of 2018, but shootings were up  Berkeleyside

Crime reports in Berkeley fell by double-digit percentages in the first half of 2018, with fewer robberies, rapes, aggravated assaults and property crimes than in ...



Thousands attend Berkeley High all-class reunion  Berkeleyside

An estimated 3000 people attended the Berkeley High School All-Class Reunion on Saturday Aug. 22 at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. They gathered under blue ...



Taking abortion out of the shadows and putting it on stage at Shotgun Players  Berkeleyside

"You may hate it or you may love it, but you are going to have to go home and be with it."



Berkeley High School students discover 'deeply offensive' Instagram account run by classmates  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School announced the launch of an investigation into a racist and discriminatory student-run Instagram account Tuesday.



Berkeley parolee arrested in rape of teen girl, and sexual assault at Cal dorm  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a 27-year-old parolee from Berkeley on Thursday afternoon in connection with the rape, at gunpoint, of a high school girl on Addison Street in ...



Oakland teachers, without a contract for more than a year, threaten to strike  San Francisco Chronicle

She teaches English and history at Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland, but Becca Rozo-Marsh knows how to do the math. She could earn more ...



High school student raped at gunpoint by stranger in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

A high school girl walking in Berkeley on Thursday morning was held at gunpoint and raped by a man she did not know, authorities report. Police said the sexual ...



Staff cuts likely at Berkeley Technology Academy and Independent Studies  Berkeleyside

Enrollment has plummeted at Berkeley's continuation high school. Families and staff say the district should focus on boosting enrollment, not cutting resources at ...



Berkeley High breathes easier with opening of new building  Berkeleyside

[slideshow_deploy id='154821'] Earlier this month, with little fanfare, Berkeley High students began using a brand new building on the east side of campus, part ...



Police, family ask for help to solve fatal shooting that killed 2 BHS alumni  Berkeleyside

"Somebody saw something. Somebody knows something," said Stacey Flowers. "All we ask is that you just come forward so we can have justice for these boys."



Pasarow resigns; new Berkeley High principal now in place  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board unanimously appointed Erin Schweng as the new principal of Berkeley High during closed session Wednesday night, and the ...



Scholarship supports leap from Berkeley High to Berkeley City College  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Promise is a new collaboration between the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley Community Fund and Berkeley City College.



In wake of Florida shooting, Berkeley School Board approves $2M safety project  Berkeleyside

Exactly two weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida high school killed 17 and rattled students and educators around the country, the Berkeley School Board ...



Woman punched and kicked during violent robbery north of UC Berkeley  Berkeleyside

A woman walking north of the UC Berkeley campus was kicked and punched during an armed robbery Monday night, authorities report.



FHS, AVHS Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Pleasanton, CA Patch

FHS, AVHS Named Among Best Public High Schools - Pleasanton, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Thousands expected at Berkeley High all-class reunion  Berkeleyside

On Saturday Aug 24, the green fields of San Pablo Park will be transformed into a sea of red and gold. That's the day of the second Berkeley High School ...



Outcry after Berkeley High abruptly cancels physics lab  Berkeleyside

The physics lab class at Berkeley High School started out this year with a big bang – a sudden burst of students. And then it collapsed, when the course was ...



Berkeley Unified moves forward with overhaul of ninth grade  Berkeleyside

A Berkeley High redesign would make freshman year 'universal,' rather than split into small schools and programs.



International Women's Day has special resonance for Berkeley schools  Berkeleyside

BUSD used to celebrate International Women's Day as a district-wide holiday and Berkeley High pioneered a Women's Studies program.



Murder verdict stirs memories for those at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

By Brenda Kahn Flanking the steps leading to the second floor of the C Building at Berkeley High School is a pair of colorful and poignant murals dedicated to ...



Berkeley High celebrates graduations  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High School's all-school graduation is Friday, June 12 at the Greek Theatre. But in the last week, many of BHS's small schools and programs ...



'My students are fearful': Berkeley teachers rally for May Day  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Unified teachers and Cal students took to the streets on May 1 in support of immigrant and worker rights.



'Art Not Guns' memorial skate jam comes to West Berkeley on Saturday  Berkeleyside

Expect a lively celebration Saturday at the Terrence McCrary Jr. Memorial Skate Park for an event to remember McCrary, who was killed in an Oakland shooting ...



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