Bette Kroening often said social work prepared her well for running a restaurant because she cared as much about community as cooking and was passionately committed to social justice in business.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man near a homeless encampment on Gilman Street in West Berkeley last week after he was reportedly "slashing tents with a sword" and brandishing the weapon at people inside the tents, authorities report.
A 20-year-old San Leandro man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing at a school for high-needs students in West Berkeley on Tuesday.
Police detained a student from a West Berkeley private school linked to the stabbing of a school staffer on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report.
The Berkeley Police Department has released two photographs of a man investigators say burglarized a parked car in January, and is asking for help from the public to identify him.
Damaged tide tubes mean water doesn't drain quickly from Aquatic Park, and that leads to flooding.
"Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters."
The California Highway Patrol reports that the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 80 in Berkeley will be closed until about 4 p.m. after a traffic collision Wednesday morning.
A 43-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he tried to set his former girlfriend's tent on fire as she slept, then violently attacked her last week.
Two people, including a baby, were taken to the hospital after a large emergency response in West Berkeley.
Whole Foods closed Monday night after a security officer pepper-sprayed a would-be thief who brandished a knife, authorities report.
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park's auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.
Relatives and friends of a slain young rap musician killed outside his home in August repeatedly asked police Sunday to help them get justice for Alex Goodwin Jr.