Two years on, no leads on random Berkeley murder

It was two years ago today that Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo, known to his friends as Fito, was gunned down while walking with his fiancée, Amber Nelson, near Ashby BART station, and the police are no further forward in finding his killer and solving the case. This week, the Berkeley Police Department reiterated that it is offering a $20,000 […]

Reward grows for information about killers of Chilean man

The reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the men who killed Adolfo Ignacio Celedón has increased to $20,000, thanks to a new donation made by the Chilean government. Celedón was killed 10 months ago on Sept. 12, 2010, at the intersection of Adeline and Emerson streets. He and his fiancé, Amber Nelson, […]

Berkeley in 2010: A year of making news

It’s been a relatively quiet year in Berkeley compared to some other turbulent decades, but there were a number of developments that were significant to the city. Berkeleyside takes a look at 2010’s most important trends. Economic downturn It took a little time to reach Berkeley, but once it arrived the news was not good. […]

In Berkeley slaying, victim defended fiancée

Adolfo Ignacio Celedón, the 35-year-old Chilean man who was shot and killed during a robbery in south Berkeley on Sept. 12, died as he tried to protect his fiancée, according to an article by Henry Lee in the San Francisco Chronicle. When two men jumped out of their car and approached the couple as they walked home […]

The Berkeley Wire: 9.15.10

Why things were never going to end well for the Berkeley mountain lion [Bay Nature] $17,000 reward offered in murder case of Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo [Berkeley] Cal committee suggests cutting five to seven sports [SFGate] Berkeley’s Bio Architecture Lab partners to make ethanol from seaweed [SF Biz Times] City offers way to safely dispose […]

Berkeley slaying victim was planning to marry

The 35-year-old man who was shot and killed Sunday night while walking home from a party was a Chilean native who planned to marry his American fiancée next year. Adolfo Ignacio Celedón had moved to Berkeley in February to be with his fiancée, a graduate student in architecture at UC Berkeley, according to the San Francisco […]

7 years after Fito Celedón was killed, his fiancée still honors his memory

Amber Nelson has planted a garden, created a street mosaic, traveled throughout Brazil, married and had a child in the seven years since her fiancée was murdered in Berkeley.

How Quirky is Berkeley? Peace now!

As befits our city’s political past, Berkeley today is a bastion of peace iconography. The peace sign on the outside of the Hog Farm compound on Berryman shown above is only one of hundreds of signs, flags, and poles declaring our devotion to world peace. In fact, there is some irony in the ubiquitous peace […]

One year on, still no arrest in shooting of Kenny Warren

More than a year after the fatal shooting of Kenneth Warren Jr., bullet holes still riddle the front wall of the Berkeley home where he was ambushed after he left his uncle’s barbershop to watch a basketball game at the home of a friend. Warren was gunned down in a rain of bullets by unknown […]

Breaking: Man shot and killed in South Berkeley

A man was shot and killed in the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue around 6:50 p.m., according to Berkeley police. The man, who has not yet been identified but is a younger man, was found near 3020 Shattuck Ave., according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. He had been shot numerous times and was taken to the […]

South Berkeley community gathers in wake of murder

Berkeley city leaders were out in force Wednesday evening to meet with a community still reeling from the seemingly random, senseless murder of 35-year-old Adolfo Ignacio Celedón in their neighborhood earlier this month. Mayor Tom Bates, as well as Police Chief Michael Meehan, representatives from BART and several senior city officials were on stage at the […]

Police chief hopeful of solving Berkeley murder case

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said he is “very hopeful” about solving the homicide case of Adolfo Ignacio Celedón, 35, who was killed on Adeline Street near Emerson on Sunday, Sept. 12, while walking home from a party with his fiancée, Amber Nelson. Speaking at a community meeting on Wednesday night at the Black Repertory Group Theater on […]