A man described by authorities as a “ringleader” in West Berkeley’s Waterfront gang has been charged with two Oakland murders dating back to 2009, as well as an attempted murder.
BPD detectives are asking community members to help identify a suspect in numerous armed robberies in Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, San Leandro and Walnut Creek.
Business has picked up at the 83-year-old company, one of Berkeley's last remaining heavy industrial plants.
Police arrested a Richmond woman after burglaries earlier this fall at two Berkeley gyms, then used stolen credit cards to spend more than $20,000, authorities report.
"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
The union representing the workers at Pacific Steel Casting, which is closing after 83 years in business, says the company is late on pension and health payments.
The man charged with trying to kill a city mental health worker outside Whole Foods had hit himself in the head with a rock and was suicidal, according to testimony this week.
Police have warned motorists to consider avoiding Ashby Avenue due to a multi-car collision blocking both the on- and off-ramps to Interstate 80.
Three men jumped over the counter of a pharmacy in West Berkeley and forced employees to hand over medications Tuesday night, police report.
The company has been operating in West Berkeley since 1934 and once employed more than 400 people.
Several cats, two rabbits and one dog are up for adoption at the city shelter and Berkeley Humane.