Drains are overflowing, creeks are gushing, trees are toppling and late Thursday morning nearly 11,000 PG&E customers in the Oakland-Berkeley hills lost power.
Because it's such a rare sight it's always worth taking note when our local hills see some of the white stuff.
Readers were quick to share photos of the beautiful sight, many while on the work or school run.
Strong winds and heavy rain fall will make road conditions more hazardous and could trigger power outages. People are being advised to take precautions.
The 250-foot eucalyptus that toppled Jan. 6, killing a man, had not been flagged as posing any danger in recent years, but officials are examining everything that might have led to its fall.
Tree chippers and work trucks pulled into People's Park in Berkeley early Friday morning to take out more than 40 trees and prune a number of others, UC Berkeley officials report.
The meteor that left a stunning visual in the sky landed about 50 miles out from Half Moon Bay, an astronomer says.
After much speculation, not least on social media, about the nature of a streak of light that appeared around 5:30 p.m. over Berkeley and the Bay Area, it seems the answer is it was a meteor.
The brightest shower of the year will peak this evening. We spoke to astrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko for tips on how to best see it.
The devastating Northern California wildfires the past two years has Berkeley talking about accelerating its Climate Action Plan to head off the greater impacts of climate change.
It's the second mountain lion sighting in the Berkeley hills in the past two months.
The closure, which has been done during the newts' seasonal migration for over 20 years, allows the salamanders to seek out the higher air moisture levels they favor for breeding.