Acting quickly Monday in response to air quality concerns due to fires in the region, the city of Berkeley decided to open up Old City Hall as an overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
Most addresses in the city had reportedly gotten their electricity back by Monday evening, authorities reported.
More than 7,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley remained without power Sunday night and relief may still be days away. A new blackout is set to begin Tuesday in Alameda County. Details are limited.
A Vallejo man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a female co-worker in the neck Friday afternoon at a West Berkeley environmental testing laboratory, authorities report.
PG&E says the planned outage will affect nearly 1 million customers in the state.
PG&E will cut power to more than 57,000 homes and businesses in Alameda County for more than two days beginning Saturday at 8 p.m., officials have announced.
City spokesman Matthai Chakko said about 7,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley — which by some estimates represents 21,000 people — could lose power this weekend in the shutoff. See the latest.
A driver charged with fleeing the scene after hitting a 69-year-old man on his bicycle in North Berkeley in mid-September changed her not guilty plea to a no-contest plea Wednesday in an Alameda County courtroom.
Four girls who walked off with a UC Berkeley student's cellphone when she let them borrow it were arrested downtown Wednesday morning near Berkeley City College, authorities report.
Berkeley police are asking the community to be alert due to a teenager at Codornices Park who has approached young boys four times since May, including once in the past week.
The judge said the city could deny Ruegg & Ellsworth's SB35 application because the site is landmarked, even though there are no significant structures on the property and little shellmound evidence has been found.
The warning affects areas above about 1,000 feet in elevation, which includes some of the Berkeley Hills.
A man who threatened to shoot up a South Berkeley barbershop because he was angry when he couldn't get a haircut was charged with two felonies this week, according to authorities and court papers.
UC Berkeley police are investigating allegations of a sexual assault in UC Berkeley housing Sunday, the agency reported late Wednesday night. The report is described as the rape of a drugged victim, according to UCPD.
A Berkeley man has been charged with felony assault after police say he attacked a teenage girl in West Berkeley early Sunday morning. Police say the man and girl knew each other prior to the attack.
Police in Berkeley arrested two men over the weekend in connection with separate gun-related incidents: a recent brandishing call and an instance of gunfire in August.