The Daily Californian

I joined The Daily Californian in fall 2021 as a general assignment news reporter before moving to the schools and communities beat in spring 2022. From August 2022 to December 2022, I served as deputy editor for the news department. Currently, I am a senior staffer in the news department. You can read my latest articles here.

February 10, 2023

Developer to build 280 units of student housing by 2026

A developer plans to build some 280 units of student housing in Berkeley beginning in 2024 — fielding support from some and criticism from others who believe that the planned units are not affordable enough. Read more.

January 23, 2023

Banning gas stoves? Berkeley’s way ahead of you

In Berkeley, ditching gas stoves isn’t a hot topic or a forlorn proposal. It’s politically feasible, and it’s already here: the city has banned gas lines in new construction since 2020. Read more.

December 20, 2022

‘Great Resignation’ crisis impedes city operations with 1 in 6 posts vacant

The city of Berkeley is in crisis as it struggles to hire and retain the workers necessary to maintain city operations. Read more.

December 5, 2022

UCPD announces new chief Yogananda Pittman

Yogananda Pittman, who currently serves as the assistant chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, was selected as the new UCPD chief to succeed retiring UCPD Chief Margo Bennett. Read more.

December 5, 2022

Kyakameena Care Center employee charged with elder abuse

An employee of Berkeley’s Kyakameena Care Center was charged with elder abuse Nov. 23 after allegedly defrauding two residents of the center.  Read more.

December 1, 2022

Sexual battery reported at UC Berkeley residence hall

A sexual battery occurred in a UC Berkeley residence hall Wednesday at approximately 8:45 p.m. Read more.

October 6, 2022

Man arrested in North Berkeley catalytic converter theft gunfire case

Multiple gunshots were fired in the North Berkeley hills Thursday morning by suspects who were attempting to steal a catalytic converter, as first reported by The Berkeley Scanner. Read more.

October 4, 2022

UC Berkeley Library announces plans for reduced services, 3 closures

The UC Berkeley Library has announced plans for the long-term reduction of library services due to a reduced budget and smaller workforce, according to a proposal released Monday.  Read more.

September 30, 2022

UC system expands undergraduate student application period

The University of California system will allow prospective undergraduates to submit their applications one month earlier than in previous admissions cycles, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President. Read more.

September 27, 2022

Tang Center to offer free flu vaccine, omicron booster clinics

UC Berkeley's University Health Services will provide flu vaccines and COVID-19 booster shots equipped against the highly infectious omicron variant to campus students at clinics on Sept. 27, 28 and 30.  Read more.