The most unusual story of the week was unquestionably the mystery of eight-year old Nadine Hairston, struck in her leg by an arrow while playing on the whale outside the Lawrence Hall of Science on Tuesday. The arrow was identified as shot from a crossbow, but University of California police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call the UCPD on 510-642‑6760. (more…)
Robbers with guns struck twice near campus this week, and the University of California Police Department released information on both incidents. Twelve other incidents have been reported in recent days; click the map above for details.
Berkeley Unified School District’s board Wednesday night agreed on the procedure to appoint a replacement director for Leah Wilson, who resigned earlier this month. The board has posted an application for directors on its website, with responses due by April 15. The board plans to make an appointment at a special May 1 meeting, with the regular board meeting on May 8 as a fallback in case agreement can’t be reached.
Bites is Berkeleyside Nosh’s round-up of restaurant, bar and food-related news in the East Bay.
Cal baseball has 121 years of history, including 80 at Evans Diamond. But the team added to the annals of history last night with the first-ever night game at Evans in front of 2,133 fans. Unfortunately, the Bears fell to USC, 4-3. It was the team’s first home loss this season, dropping the Bears’ record to 15-11 (4-3, Pac-12).
A local couple has added a splash of spice to Berkeley's food scene with a new shop downtown that's devoted to hot sauce and all things chili.
Authorities handed out fliers and made multiple visits to neighbors near the scene of a shooting on Tuesday that sent an 8-year-old girl to the hospital with an arrow through her leg.
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. See the most recent calls for service spreadsheet from the Berkeley Police Department.
By Ross Stapleton-Gray
A 205-unit apartment complex planned for downtown Berkeley is going back to the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board after an appeal before the City Council on Tuesday night.