Officials are forging ahead with efforts to reimagine policing in Berkeley and voted unanimously Tuesday night to launch a new community task force focused on that work in January.
The fire is at a residential address in the 500 block of The Alameda, according to fire dispatch scanner.
Two shootings damaged multiple buildings and vehicles in broad daylight Sunday, bringing the tally of gunfire incidents in the city to 40 so far this year, authorities said.
Two women were wounded in a shooting that happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on eastbound Highway 580 near the intersection with Highway 24.
Immigration arrests at Santa Rita Jail are down, but county officials and advocates say the sheriff’s cooperation with ICE should end.
Four sailboats and the Coast Guard came to the aid of a 32-year-old German sailor who floated in the cold waters of the bay for 45 minutes.
The carjacking happened 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
An Oakland man was charged this week with the rape of an unconscious woman after a night out at Kip’s bar in 2019, according to court papers.
The building is unsafe and the top five floors, made of wood, must be removed by Dec. 31.
Sixty-year-old Edwin Herold was convicted in 2010 of robbing the same Berkeley Mechanics Bank branch that was robbed in October, according to court records.
“It was a pretty hectic scene,” police said.
Marsha Tolliver had to leave the room she was renting and was forced to choose between buying a uniform for work or paying for a hotel.