Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing "career technical education," despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.
With questions raised over whether city officials can legally make decisions about police training, Mayor Jesse Arreguín pulled his support from a recent vote on Urban Shield.
The stairway outside a small building in downtown Berkeley collapsed Saturday evening underneath two people, injuring one, authorities report.
City officials have voted, preliminarily, to keep BPD out of Urban Shield despite protests from the city manager's office and the police and fire chiefs.
While 2017 was the most destructive year ever for wildfires, 2018 is already proving worse. Fire officials are encouraging people to clear brush and plan fire evacuation routes.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to West Berkeley early Sunday evening for a fire tied to a homeless encampment at Second and Page streets, authorities report.
Berkeley Fire and Police responded to a fire which broke out in front of the church at 1927 Sixth St., at University. One man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson.
Berkeley must determine how to regain the public's confidence while also effectively addressing crime.
PG&E officials say gas service should be repaired "later this evening," but could not provide a specific time.
Crews responded to a fire at the Berkeley Asphalt Company plant on Virginia Street on Friday morning.
A woman was taken to Highland Hospital with moderate injuries Friday after she was burned in an explosion in a West Berkeley apartment, authorities report.
BFD invited 28 female college athletes to the Cedar Street station over the weekend in an effort to attract more women to the fire service.