Police were on the scene in North Berkeley to investigate a suspicious package, and The Alameda between Hopkins Street and Monterey Avenue was closed for some time.
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
A 21-year-old man from Pittsburg who was arrested in Berkeley on Wednesday with a gun authorities say was used to kill a young woman in Oakland earlier that day has been charged with murder.
By Julia Hannafin