Update, 8:40 p.m.: BFD and BPD issued a Nixle alert around 7 p.m. saying that the incident at Bayer was over. “All ammonia readings back to zero,” it states. “No release to atmosphere. Property back under Bayer control. Incident terminated at approximately 6:30 p.m. No report on cause at this time.”
The Berkeley Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire in an unoccupied apartment building at 2631 Durant Ave. around 5 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken.
By E. Kay Trimberger
While many Berkeley residents are aware of the danger of earthquakes, few consider that they are at risk for a megafire, which could spread from the hills to the flats in minutes.
Authorities left the 2300 block of Acton Street after responding to a report of a domestic dispute and, ultimately, finding no one home.
A speeding driver caused a crash in Berkeley that sent five people in four different vehicles to the hospital early Sunday morning, authorities report.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to West Berkeley early Sunday evening for a fire tied to a homeless encampment at Second and Page streets, authorities report.
Berkeley Fire and Police responded to a fire which broke out in front of the church at 1927 Sixth St., at University. One man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson.
Berkeley must determine how to regain the public's confidence while also effectively addressing crime.
PG&E officials say gas service should be repaired "later this evening," but could not provide a specific time.
A UC Berkeley employee was burned early Wednesday morning when a man she confronted in a bathroom hurled "caustic chemicals" at her, authorities report.
A man was stomped and punched Friday night outside a bar near UC Berkeley by a group of men in dark sweatshirts who yelled, "you think you’re banging?"
Crews responded to a fire at the Berkeley Asphalt Company plant on Virginia Street on Friday morning.