A 72-year-old man walking downtown earlier this month was seriously injured during an attack from behind when a group of young men shoved him down and kicked him, BPD said.
A homeless man who grabbed a woman and pulled her across a downtown Berkeley street early Sunday morning is now in custody, being held on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and more.
The developer behind the tallest apartment building approved downtown has asked the city for one more year to meet the deadline to apply for the permit needed to break ground.
Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
The hotel only went forward after the Council twice agreed to defer fees owed by the developer. That lowered the developers' upfront costs and increased profit margins.
The developers are targeting people who live and work in Berkeley, families and people who want to downsize, and professionals who want to be able to take public transit.
A man who walked up to a stranger with a large rock and struck him over the head in downtown Berkeley on Tuesday has been charged with hate crime allegations and two felonies.
A man authorities say used a rock to strike a cyclist in downtown Berkeley walked to the police station to turn himself in after the crime, according to BPD.
A man arrested on suspicion of punching a police officer, and giving her a concussion, has been charged with misdemeanor battery on a peace officer, according to jail records.
"It's been over a year of this," one of the defendants told Berkeleyside on Monday afternoon. "It was intense. We're all just ready to move on with our lives."
The stairway outside a small building in downtown Berkeley collapsed Saturday evening underneath two people, injuring one, authorities report.
Staff has asked council to revise a recent landmark designation for Campanile Way, alleging an overreach by the Landmarks Preservation Commission that city law does not support.
Even after being attacked and told to "get out of Berkeley," the friends said they did not want to pursue a criminal case against a woman who followed them down Shattuck Avenue.