The fire started in a shed behind a home in a residential neighborhood near the North Berkeley Library.
After the most destructive year for wildfires in California history, local agencies urged residents to take simple preventative measures.
Berkeley High School went on "high alert" on Thursday afternoon after a former student threatened to "come to BHS with the intent to do harm," according to a message from the principal.
Multiple teenagers were pepper-sprayed during a fight at downtown Berkeley's Civic Center Park on Thursday afternoon, authorities report.
A fire on the BART tracks stopped service between the North Berkeley and El Cerrito stations. Trains began again around 3:30 p.m.
A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on the morning of Saturday May 11, 2019.
Residents of a home that caught fire Saturday in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue have released a statement to thank first responders. They also ask for privacy and community support in the aftermath of the blaze.
A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on Saturday morning, authorities report.
The fire department did not find anyone inside the car, which had been stolen.
Authorities evacuated Berkeley City College on Friday afternoon in connection with the discovery of white powder in a fourth-floor restroom. Three people who used that restroom later said they felt dizzy.
A Berkeley Fire Department ambulance caught fire in the Berkeley Hills while taking a patient to the hospital Wednesday night, authorities report.
More than 60 steelhead trout were killed in Berkeley's Codornices Creek recently, likely as a result of 20 gallons of foam retardant used to extinguish a garbage truck fire in early April, authorities report.