Daily Archives: July 13, 2012
A cyclist died today after colliding with a dump truck on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street.
At about 3:38 p.m., Berkeley Police received calls reporting a collision involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, a man in his 60s, was lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street, according to BPD. The dump truck driver was not aware of a collision, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist.
Berkeley Fire Department paramedics tended to the bicyclist and transported him to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead by physicians. Members of the BPD Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to head the ongoing investigation. The details of the incident have not been firmly established, but the driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the initial investigation and is not under arrest. … Continue reading »
Berkeley’s Cragmont Climbing Club turns 80 [Mercury News]
Fire in wheel well delays Amtrak train in Berkeley [Oakland Tribune]
Being young and homeless could get even worse [IPS]
Small fire at Ned’s Bookstore contained [Daily Cal]
UC Berkeley Jewish students file civil rights complaint [JTA]
Sky-destrians enjoying the view at Foothill, by D.H. Parks/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Berkeleyside would very much like to express its gratitude to our current advertisers:
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Haste Street was crowded with Berkeley residents and students for the inaugural Telegraph Off The Grid street food market last night. Long lines of customers formed for each of the eight trucks, which served everything from Filipino fusion to southern-style sandwiches to crème brûlée.
Telegraph Off the Grid (OTG) joins similar events in San Francisco, Marin County, Alameda and North Berkeley. In fact, some customers were drawn to the Telegraph premiere because of enjoyable past food truck experiences.
“It always seems like the food the trucks serve is really interesting, and the people making it seem to really care,” said UC Berkeley student Tim Woods. “I think that food from food trucks is better than food from restaurants.” … Continue reading »
Andrew Leonard, who has lived in Berkeley for 25 years, is a staff writer at Salon. On June 21, he woke up in the night to find his home was on fire. He tells the story in a piece published today on Salon:
Midnight in Berkeley, Calif. I am standing barefoot in the middle of the street watching firefighters rush in and out of my home. My phone rings. It is my daughter, calling from a small town in Normandy, France.
“Dad,” she says. “What’s going on? I got an email from a neighbor saying our house is on fire?!”
Yes, I tell her. Our house is on fire. As I speak into the phone, I watch a chainsaw-wielding firefighter cut a hole in my roof. Two others are getting their oxygen tanks replaced.
“What happened?” … Continue reading »
On Sunday, July 1, 2012, at approximately 9:56 p.m., vandalism was reported in the 2200 block of Dwight Way. It was reported that two unknown suspects were spray painting the side of a local business. The suspects were gone when the officer arrived and an area check was negative. … Continue reading »