Elisa was not only very smart and hard-working, but she cared passionately about local politics and the advancement of women.
A man was taken to the hospital late Thursday night after two men attacked and robbed him at the Ashby BART station in Berkeley, authorities report.
The Berkeley zoning board is set to vote Thursday on whether to approve use permits for two new housing projects featuring more than 100 units between them.
Two young men have been arrested in connection with a loaded gun recovered during a car stop Thursday evening, according to police.
"I didn't think I was going to get shot, but that's what happened," testified Janelle Davis on Wednesday.
A South Berkeley activist who fought doggedly for social justice died unexpectedly in her home last week, family and friends report. Elisa Cooper was just 47.
Neighbors and friends say they will sorely miss the community organizer's liveliness and dedication to working for justice.
Armed robbers hit a medical cannabis dispensary on Sunday night drawing a significant police response to South Berkeley.
A drug dealer on probation is back in custody after police stopped him as he drove through Berkeley over the weekend and recovered a loaded gun, authorities report.
A Bay Area renters advocacy group has sued the Berkeley City Council over its rejection of a three-unit infill housing project on Haskell Street.
Henry Ramsey Jr., a former Berkeley councilman and Alameda County Superior Court judge, was instrumental in bringing more city resources to seniors.
A young man from Richmond found guilty of fatally stabbing a 72-year-old woman in South Berkeley after a wedding in 2014 was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison Friday.
It was touch-and-go for a while there, but a council majority voted in favor Tuesday night of 50 new units on Adeline Street.