Community transmission rates, a long list of logistics and multiple sets of standards will determine when they can move forward.
The patrolling guards are trained to de-escalate violent activity, assist police with arrests and act as a buffer for smaller crimes, in addition to providing hospitality.
The county will have to maintain its status for at least two weeks, and will not be making any immediate changes to its health orders. Berkeley and the county could also choose to be more restrictive than the state.
The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
Experts say hazy skies and poor air quality will continue if slow winds are unable to disperse the smoke and ash coming from dozens of wildfires.
Many homeless shelters have limited capacity during the pandemic, and most evening drop-in services are unavailable. This is one bridge option, says the city.
Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.
The citizens’ commission will be in charge of reviewing maps for the eight City Council districts, revised every 10 years after the census.
Strong winds are pushing smoke from the August Complex fires about 5,000 feet up in the air through a process called “turbulent mixing.” It has to be at about ground level to affect the air quality.
There are several restrictions to the indoor haircuts, including an appointment-only system and mask use.
Tamai Pearson moved to Berkeley 45 years ago and became a Telegraph Avenue vendor, but he’s facing immobilizing financial worries during the pandemic.
The bus routes include lines that also run in Albany, Emeryville, Alameda and Oakland.
Berkeley schools are back in session, and technology can be both a solution and an obstacle when it comes to distance learning during a pandemic.
The Ed Hub is running low on Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots, but BUSD hopes to have more hotspots by next Wednesday if it can reopen.
We want to hear from parents and students about the successes and the challenges as they navigate the first week of remote learning.
The performances are a collaboration between Commotion West Berkeley and several local artists.