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
A woman was taken to Highland Hospital with moderate injuries Friday after she was burned in an explosion in a West Berkeley apartment, authorities report.
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously this week to strengthen its approach to surveillance technology. It may be the first city in the nation to do so.
A man was found dead on a West Berkeley street Monday morning, but he has not been identified and little is known about the circumstances of his demise, authorities report.
BFD invited 28 female college athletes to the Cedar Street station over the weekend in an effort to attract more women to the fire service.
A fire at a homeless camp in West Berkeley caused black, billowing smoke to be visible across the city Friday morning.
A woman found Thursday afternoon with stab wounds in West Berkeley's Aquatic Park has been taken to the hospital for treatment, authorities report.
A birdwatching tour boat ran aground just after leaving the Berkeley Marina on Saturday afternoon, stranding 43 people and a dog on board, authorities report.
Nobody was injured, but the Tuesday afternoon incident caused some property damage.
David Cole was detained during a union protest on suspicion of vandalism and resisting arrest. Supporters say a video shows police using excessive force.
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.