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  • Berkeley firefighter rescues woman from the bay

    A Berkeley firefighter rescue swimmer saved a woman late Thursday afternoon after she reportedly jumped off the Berkeley Pier into the San Francisco Bay, authorities said.

  • The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

    FOURTH OF JULY AT THE BERKELEY MARINA If you’re not going away for the long weekend and haven’t yet figured out your Fourth of July plans, consider heading down to the Berkeley Marina for a day of live entertainment, food and fireworks. The event starts at noon with musical performances by Bang Data, The Boston Boys, and others on the main stage. On the Buddy Club Stage in Shorebird Park, spectators will be treated to juggling, magic acts and Afro-Cuban drumming. Performances will go until 9:30 p.m. During this time, eventgoers can also indulge in dragon boat rowing (until 5 p.m.), massages, live pony rides, carnival rides and a fireworks show over the water at 9:35 pm. Food trucks and booths will be present as well. This year, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen is also bringing his one-of-a-kind StampMobile to the event “to help stamp money out of politics on Independence Day.” Vehicle parking in the marina is $15 for the day and admission is free. (more…)

  • Man drives van into bay near Berkeley, crawls to safety

    A man who accidentally drove his van into the San Francisco Bay near HS Lordships restaurant in Berkeley just after midnight Friday managed to get back to land before authorities arrived to save him.

  • 3 arrested with gun, drugs at Berkeley Marina

    Berkeley Police officers arrested three men, including two felons, with a loaded firearm after finding one of them smoking marijuana in a stolen car at the Berkeley Marina earlier this month.

  • Police conduct manhunt in Berkeley Marina after sexual attack

    UPDATE 6/12 10:15 a.m.: Berkeley police continued their investigation throughout the night and currently have patrol officers looking for the suspect in the Marina, according to Lt. Dave Frankel. The suspect is described as a male with a dark complexion, under 30 years old, with blonde hair streaked through with green. He was wearing jeans, a green shirt, and black sneakers.

  • Cruise ship visits Berkeley waterfront

    In a proof-of-concept demonstration early Monday morning, an 800-foot cruise ship berthed briefly in the North Sailing Basin, the body of water east of Cesar Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina.

  • Burrowing owls come out to preen at Berkeley Marina

    The Berkeley Marina’s much loved burrowing owls were out and about this weekend. Berkeleysider Greg Merritt caught this shot of one of them on Saturday afternoon. He said it was taken at the special fenced-off area near the Tom Bates/Gilman Sports Complex.

  • Blue heron at Berkeley Marina scores its lunch

    Citizen reporter Gisele Frazão Teixeira shot these photos yesterday at the Berkeley Marina of a Blue Heron spying, catching, and flying away with its prey. Never let it be said that Berkeley isn’t a wildlife enthusiast’s nirvana.