There is a proposal to add a neon ‘Skydeck’ sign at the top of 2150 Shattuck Ave. Not everyone is happy about the idea.
Police are looking for a person described as armed and dangerous who authorities say is responsible for Berkeley’s first homicide of 2017.
Berkeley police officers are looking into an assault Friday morning with links to multiple locations around the city.
Authorities arrested two men and a teenage girl after a carjacking attempt and subsequent robbery early Thursday morning. One person was able to evade authorities and is still at-large, according to a statement released by the University of California Police Department on Friday morning. According to the statement, on Thursday at 1 a.m., the Berkeley […]
Ever noticed how the sound at Zellerbach is rich, resonant — heroic, even? It’s thanks to a system called Constellation created by Berkeley’s Meyer Sound.
No one expected Meg Schwarzman to survive. Authorities say a driver, high on medical marijuana, ran her over from behind as she pedaled home from work at UC Berkeley in early February. She was pinned under the car when medics arrived. The 43-year-old doctor and researcher had been dragged 60 feet through the intersection at Fulton Street and Bancroft Way. She […]
UC Berkeley held a vigil Thursday at noon to honor the memory of five people with university ties who lost their lives in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire last week. Among the 36 confirmed fatalities are two undergraduates, roommates Jenny Morris, 21, of Foster City and Vanessa Plotkin, 21, of Lakewood; recent graduates Griffin Madden, 23, who worked for Cal Performances and […]
An accidental sewage leak into Strawberry Creek reported by UC Berkeley on Nov. 7 prompted both the city and the university to put up signs warning people about contaminated water. According to city spokesman Matthai Chakko, UC Berkeley notified multiple agencies — namely the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. […]
A man in his 50s who went up to Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley while election returns were playing on a screen Tuesday evening shouted racist and homophobic phrases at two students, according to the University of California Police Department. The man then spat at them with spittle landing on one of the students. UCPD is […]
People arriving on the UC Berkeley campus Monday morning can’t fail to have noticed lots of chalk tagging scrawled on many parts of the campus with messages of support for Berkeley mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín, as well a few mentioning Rent Board candidates. The most common message was “Vote Jesse 4 Mayor,” or variations on that wording. Christine Shaff said […]
By Kathleen Maclay UC Berkeley News Oct. 15 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers. While the group is closely identified with Oakland, the Panthers also had roots in Berkeley. For a time they had their headquarters on Shattuck Avenue. Steven Shames, a history student at UC Berkeley, met Bobby Seale, […]
The UC Berkeley Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) group held a ‘Black Out’ demonstration on campus Thursday afternoon to “stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and show our continued questioning and resistance of racism, oppression, and violence against our communities.” LSAD spokeswoman Samya Abdela, a doctorate candidate at Berkeley Law, said the purpose […]
The bureau of Alcohol and Beverage Control released figures for the first two weekends of the school year indicating alcohol-related incidents spiked 110% this year.
With his trademark cardigan, white gloves, high-stepping gait and goofy grin, Oski, UC Berkeley’s mascot, was created in 1941 to embody a perpetual college sophomore – growing in wisdom, but not yet grown up.