{FD} Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ set to begin amid threats of Antifa protests, speaker uncertainty

The four-day long event -- organized by a student group called Berkeley Patriot in conjunction with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ MILO Inc. -- has become a major concern for officials at UC-Berkeley worried about seeing more violent counter-protests, like the ones that have plagued the school this year during speeches by conservative and alt-right speakers.

{FD} UC system to shell out $300G to help with security costs for controversial speakers

In an unprecedented step, the University of California system is preparing to give at least $300,000 to help UC Berkeley pay the security costs for right-leaning controversial speakers during the campus' “Free Speech Week,” with the system's president quipping "free speech is not free."

{FD} California school board will allow transgender books in elementary schools

Should children in kindergarten be taught about transgender people? That’s the question at the center of a controversy that erupted in June after a transgender student at Rocklin Academy Gateway, a charter school in northern California, brought the children’s book “I Am Jazz” to school to share with classmates.

{FD} Antifa protests mean high security costs for Berkeley Free Speech Week, but who’s paying the bill?

While neither officials at the University of California nor the city of Berkeley have said how much they will spend on security, the number is expected to far surpass the $600,000 spent for Ben Shapiro's speech as the college town has been hit this year by a number of violent – and costly -- protests targeting conservative speakers.