Despite initial resistance, a neighborhood group held its first active-shooter drill in Berkeley. One participant said she now knows what to do if it happened for real.
A small volunteer group is building a radio communications network so Berkleley neighborhoods can communicate during emergencies when the power grid and internet are down.
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Take part in a five-minute earthquake drill wherever you are Oct. 19 and start the process of preparing for a disaster.
Northern California wildfires have dominated the news since last week. Here's a quick breakdown of what has been burning, with updates as of Thursday.
When an engine from Berkeley was dispatched to Santa Rosa on Monday, it had no idea what to expect.
We are nervous. We know what is happening in the North Bay will happen here and yet there is only so much we can do to protect ourselves from these fires.
This notice was posted Thursday on the school website, and appears here in full.
Among events happening in Berkeley this weekend are opportunities to support North Bay fire relief efforts. Note: Sunday Streets has been cancelled due to poor air quality.
Many locals are trying to stay indoors, or wearing masks if they venture out, due to the dense haze that has descended over the city.
Berkeley schools are slated to be open Thursday, though the district is taking precautions in connection with outdoor activities, BUSD says.
"It's literally raining ash here in West Berkeley," wrote Nima Mohseni on Twitter at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.