By Jim Rosenau
The East Bay Regional Park District has closed Lake Anza to swimming due to high levels of toxic algae. The decision was made after tests showed the toxin Microcystin had reached dangerous levels, and the news came before the official swim season ends next Friday, Sept. 9.
An unidentified woman stabbed a 57-year-old man in the neck Monday around 5 p.m. at People’s Park, according to the University of California Police Department.
On Monday afternoon a small event was held to mark the 'groundbreaking' for Phase 1 of the Rose Garden Trellis Restoration Project.
By René Davids
The 21-year-old Fremont student was killed after he intervened in an argument or disturbance between two groups of strangers three years ago.
Affordable housing and homelessness topped the list on a survey of concerns voiced by Berkeley voters polled last week.
An innovative program to offer secure storage containers for the possessions of Berkeley’s homeless could cost nearly $350,000 a year in staffing, along with $50,000 in start-up costs.
Over the last week a small group of neighbors, some of whom have property directly abutting the Ohlone Dog Park, have been organizing to valiantly make a point about democratic process. They failed before the City Council, which, again, put its concerns for expediting (failed) process above righting a wrong.
A 10-year-old, 53-foot pile of dirt in Berkeley’s McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is set to be lowered by 15 feet and spread around the parkland as part of renovations to improve the area.
Police are asking the community for help in the wake of three “similar” sexual assaults that have taken place in less than a week in the Southside neighborhood near the UC Berkeley campus.
Update, Feb. 18, 2:55 p.m. UCPD released a statement about the sexual assault Tuesday night. Police said the woman was walking in the 2500 block of Benvenue at about 11:30 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and “used a bear hug to restrain” her, “and then sexually assaulted her.” The woman chased the man through the Unit 2 parking lot. He was last seen running west on Haste. Berkeley Police officers searched the area but could not find him. He was described as a black man in his early 20s with an average build and short dreadlocks, wearing dark-colored pants, an oversized olive green jacket and a hooded sweatshirt.
It’s going to cost so much to repair Berkeley’s historic fishing pier that the city can’t even afford to study the issue until mid-2017 at the soonest.