A knife-wielding man in crisis who repeatedly threatened to commit "suicide by cop" eventually agreed to be taken into custody for a medical evaluation after a standoff Wednesday.
Al Lasher's Electronics on University Ave. is more than 50 years. The family-owned company offers every electronic part a customer could want, making the interior a visual wonder.
Al Lasher’s Electronics may be on the brink of closing after 56 years at 1734 University Ave.
Emin Tekin, owner of Berkeley's new restaurant, Kobani, is proud to call his cuisine Kurdish. When you hear his story, you'll know why.
By Francesca Paris
Update, May 13: Police have released the names of the three people arrested in this incident. A male suspect is still at-large. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats identified the three as Kenneth De Arman, 18, of Oakland, Kameron Caine, 18, of Berkeley and a 17-year-old girl from Oakland. They were arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and being an accessory to a felony. De Arman also was arrested on suspicion of robbery and hit and run.
Last week, Berkeley’s Police Review Commission voted unanimously to launch an investigation into the police response to protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown that halted business as usual in Berkeley in December.
By Mara Van Ells
A proposal to construct a five-story mixed-use building in central Berkeley was approved by the zoning board earlier this month after a request to increase the number of units from 25 to 36 while reducing the on-site parking.