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Berkeleyside and Wildfire team up for safety alerts

Firefighters transfer a victim to a gurney during a two-alarm fire on Dwight Way, near Telegraph Avenue. Photo: David Yee
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Last week, Berkeleyside let you know about Wildfire, a free mobile app that offers alerts on your cellphone about public safety news in Berkeley.

We at Berkeleyside are teaming up with Wildfire — a startup created by four recent UC Berkeley graduates — to push out our own news stories and other updates using the Wildfire app.

That means our readers can download the app to get cellphone push notifications from Berkeleyside about crime, fires and other public safety coverage.

(We’re also working on an email alert — for those who want breaking news and other time sensitive stories in their inbox — as well as a full site redesign that will prioritize the mobile experience).

Download the Wildfire app.

Nixle and the city’s emergency alert system, BENS, allow authorities to put out emergency broadcasts to the public by email, text and even phone. Those systems are critically important, and we encourage community members to sign up.

But they’re also one-way communications: There’s no way to respond or share information on the alerts that go out. And there are many public safety incidents that never prompt an official alert from authorities.

Now, those who want to be more plugged in to public safety news can download the Wildfire app, which also lets community members post their own reports if they notice incidents of concern.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.29.16

From the back of the Seabreeze, Berkeley Marina by Kevin Hobbs

From the back of the Seabreeze, Berkeley Marina by Kevin Hobbs

Grads aim to elevate entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley (Forbes)
Pacific School of Religion, not-for-profit, to construct senior housing (Daily Cal)
Campus phone lines back up after outage (UCB News)
Formal passage of minimum wage hike delayed two days (East Bay Times)
Canopy names 9 cannabis start-ups in accelerator program (New Cannabis Ventures)

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Berkeleyans contribute to Special Olympics softball win

Chris Corr-Barberis holds aloft the Special Olympics torch at the opening of NorCal SO softball tournament. Photo: Julie Rogers
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Berkeley resident Chris Corr-Barberis carried the torch at the opening ceremonies of the Northern California Special Olympics Softball Tournament on Saturday. The tournament, which brought together some 300 athletes from throughout the region, was held at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek.

It was a special day for Chris, as he contributed an RBI and a run in the morning and added two runs in the afternoon helping his team, the East Bay Buffaloes, overpower the Columbus T-Birds in a double header.

The wins earned the Buffaloes the gold medal in their division. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.26.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.24.16

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Tracey Taylor

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.23.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.22.16

BAMPFA on Bancroft by Nancy Rubin

BAMPFA on Bancroft by Nancy Rubin

Feds file lawsuit to overturn zoning around post office (East Bay Times)
Berkeley private eye discusses the mean streets of Oakland (Tom Dispatch)
Cal’s student union partially closed after discovery of bed bugs (Daily Cal)
Some on UC faculty don’t want Dirks to linger (SF Chronicle)
Silk Road ensemble plays Greek Theater (Daily Planet)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.19.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.18.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.17.16

Fog Bow by Claire B. Perry

Fog Bow by Claire B. Perry

UC Berkeley invested in consultants to boost Dirks’ image (SF Chronicle)
Hidden secrets and legends of the UC Berkeley campus (SFGate)
Berkeley’s B & B is a knockout (Mercury News)
The lost art of Sylvia Ludins (East Bay Express)
Central Works presents ‘Hearts of Palm’ at City Club (East Bay Express)
One tank trip: Berkeley (Fox 40)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments, below.

Photo: Tracey Taylor.

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