Berkeley tenants and officials protest UC Berkeley’s planned eviction & demolition of affordable housing

About two dozen people rallied in front of 1921 Walnut St. Monday afternoon against UC Berkeley’s plans to buy and possibly tear down the rent-controlled building to make way for student housing.   By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) On April 17, tenants of the rent-controlled apartment building located at 1921 Walnut St. in Berkeley encountered an … Continued

He “always had a smile on his face”: Family remembers 23-year-old Erik Salgado as a caring son, brother & dad

Friends, family, and community members are mourning the death of 23-year-old Erik Salgado, who was killed by California Highway Patrol officers in Oakland on June 6, 2020.   Story by Lucy Kang (@ThisIsLucyKang), with Chris Lee (@chrislee_xyz).  In Oakland on June 6, three unnamed California Highway Patrol officers shot dozens of rounds at a vehicle … Continued

Best of UpFront 2019

We take a look back at 2019, a contentious and challenging year, where we brought a mix of local, national and international news plus discussions from the thinkers and leaders at the frontlines of social movements. From climate change, to impeachment, to white nationalist violence, we took risks with big, ambitious broadcasts and reporting projects … Continued