Some Berkeley residents are among the thousands across the state receiving non-renewal letters from insurers burdened by wildfires claims.
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor's lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo'Joe Café.
For the first time ever, starting this weekend, the city of Berkeley will hold a series of one-hour wildfire evacuation drills to help community members and first responders practice preparing for an emergency.
Only eight police officers go to the SWAT *competition* so pulling them out will not materially affect the BPD’s ability to respond to a disaster.
The drill, which will start at 2:30 p.m., was prompted by recent wildfires, including in the North Bay, and may affect traffic locally.