Police arrested a man they say ran under a pedestrian bridge armed with two knives, then jumped into the bay and refused to be rescued.
Routine pressure adjustments may have caused older pipes to burst, according to EBMUD.
This is the second trash can arson fire on the same block in 12 days. Rabbi Chai Levy, who heads the congregation, does not believe it was a hate crime.
There will be eight Berkeley measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Here’s what to expect.
After containing the fire, firefighters continued to put out “hot spots” for about 1.5 hours.
Loud pops, cracks and fireworks in recent weeks have prompted hundreds of posts on social media, passionate threads on neighborhood forums and, perhaps inevitably, conspiracy theories.
More than 6,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley lost power Tuesday night, according to community reports and the utility’s outage map.
Robert Dougherty escaped injury, but lost his home and his belongings after his tent caught fire while he was asleep inside.
One resident was displaced after a parked vehicle caught on fire on Byron Street in West Berkeley on Saturday afternoon then spread to an adjacent home, authorities report.
Smoke from the central Berkeley blaze was visible from around the city.
Firefighters quickly put out the flames, said BFD. Nobody was injured.