Swaths of Northern California are already in the dark. North Berkeley and the hills could be affected this evening.
Only parts of Berkeley will be affected, including the hills and the Cal campus.
‘PG&E has completely bungled it,’ said Berkeley Councilwoman Lori Droste. She wasn’t alone in her reaction to the confusing information about the power shutdown.
The utility said it has decided to implement the “public safety power shutoff” it began warning about Monday.
The city is stepping up efforts to determine why dangerous bacteria that may cause illness have been proliferating in Aquatic Park since early August, making the park off-limits for recreation in recent weeks.
The green infrastructure project is part of a $4 million effort across the East Bay to clean dirty rainwater.
The water in West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park is currently unsafe for any human contact, the city said Friday evening, following substantial increases in bacteria there, lab tests show.
Warning notices around West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park lagoon will remain in place through the weekend, the city told Berkeleyside late Friday afternoon.
A huge increase in E. coli bacteria at the north end of Aquatic Park has caused the city to urge community members to minimize activities that require contact with the water. Warning signs are being posted.
The survey covers how visitors use the 73 parks, issues on the trails, and ideas ranging from water bottle filling stations to natural art installations.
Getting the Northbrae playground back up and running is complicated by several factors: insurance, code and the fact that the park is not city property.
The use of the active ingredient in Roundup is immediately banned around picnic and play areas and will be totally banned from district parks by the end of 2020.