A medical helicopter landed at West Berkeley’s San Pablo Park on Thursday afternoon to take a patient to UC Davis, according to unconfirmed scanner reports, for care.
Berkeley police are investigating a shooting in the 2800 block of Mabel Street early Saturday evening, near the southwest corner of San Pablo Park.
Last year, Rusty Scalf, teacher and trip leader for the Audubon Society, introduced me to a family of western bluebirds living and nesting in Berkeley’s San Pablo Park. This year, Scalf called me back. Apparently, a “mad man” had flown onto the bluebird scene.
The center of Berkeley’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday will be the awards breakfast, now in its second year, but there is a host of other activities focused on the National Day of Service. The Day of Service was started by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for his first inauguration, four years ago. This year, the official day is on Saturday, but many events are being held on Monday as well, which is both a national holiday and the date of Obama’s second inauguration.
By Diana Arbas
Berkeley’s oldest park, San Pablo Park, marks its 103rd birthday this year. Councilmember Darryl Moore marked one of the recent improvements to the park — new signs — with an unveiling ceremony yesterday afternoon.