Two men were killed by an Amtrak train as they stood on the tracks and waited for a freight train to pass. It was something they had done dozens of times, but the action went horribly awry Thursday.
Multiple readers asked Berkeleyside on Friday afternoon why Whole Foods on Gilman Street in West Berkeley appeared to have been evacuated and closed.
The collision happened near the Amtrak station off University Avenue.
Police responding to reports of catalytic converter thefts in North Berkeley this month found five of them in an abandoned minivan and one, still on a vehicle, that had been partially cut off, authorities report.
Some Berkeley residents are among the thousands across the state receiving non-renewal letters from insurers burdened by wildfires claims.