With the vote to remain in Urban Shield, and the deployment of the already highly weaponized police force, representative government on Tuesday failed the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley's mayor, City Council, and every member of its police force should be ashamed of their decision to continue with the poisonous disaster that is Urban Shield.
Police and firefighters will continue participating in Urban Shield for a year while a subcommittee considers alternatives. The decision prompted outrage from a packed room.
A Berkeley firefighter almost died last fall after he was left more than two floors up in a smoke-filled building as flames closed in and his oxygen ran down, a new video reveals.
The city of Berkeley has just launched a new disaster alert system set to replace the old way of spreading the word about emergencies.
Services have returned to First Church after a fire which put a firefighter in danger. The future of the damaged Pilgrim Hall is being discussed.
Fire season started May 29, and city and fire officials are ramping up efforts to help residents in the East Bay hills do everything possible to safeguard their homes.
Emergency crews responded to a two-alarm fire on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Avenue (at Addison) which displaced several and injured two.
First responders pulled two people to safety Tuesday after they spent two hours in the water holding onto their sinking boat outside the Berkeley Marina, authorities report.
A longtime activist walking in a crosswalk several blocks from her home died in late April one week after she was hit by a driver who failed to stop for her, police said.
A collision in central Berkeley sent a young cyclist to the hospital with moderate injuries Friday morning, authorities report.
The memorial was created by members of the community for a man few, if any, knew personally — although the Berkeley native was much loved by those who did know him.
Some residents of The Metropolitan, next to the Berkeley City Club, were evacuated while authorities investigated a medical call involving a fire.