Berkeley Moves Closer to Ending Police Traffic Stops

Good morning. After Californians poured into the streets of cities across the state to protest police brutality and racism last summer, elected leaders pledged to implement reforms. Los Angeles’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, pledged to move $250 million from city departments — including a $150 million cut from the Police Department …

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What $1.9 Buys You in California, New York and Tennessee

San Francisco | $1.85 Million An early 20th-century castle-like house with three bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 3,049-square-foot lot This house is a block southwest of Corona Heights Park and four blocks from Castro Street. It was owned for decades by an antiques dealer and is ornamented inside and …

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The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration

Now, the Biden administration is explicitly reversing that position. On Feb. 12, officials at Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles citizenship, said employees should not use the word “alien” in “outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners and the general public.” The move, the …

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Honoring One Life Among 500,000

PHILADELPHIA — As Mildred Perry’s coffin was lowered into the snow-covered ground at Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday, her family sang “I’ll Fly Away,” a traditional selection to close a funeral service. Ms. Perry, 94, thought she had beaten the coronavirus after she contracted it last spring. But eight months later, …

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