Firefighters rescued a mother and her teenage son off a second-floor balcony early Friday morning after someone set a fire outside their townhome on Stanton Street in South Berkeley, authorities report.
BFD said the back structure that caught fire at a residential address was packed with stuff which made initial access for firefighters difficult.
One community member surveyed the area from Eighth Street to San Pablo Avenue "and photographed around 60+ dead fish" after firefighters had to use foam to put out a garbage truck fire on Rose Street on Wednesday.
Berkeley firefighters used a pulley system to lower a stretcher down a steep embankment to rescue a man in his 70s who slipped and fell near the waterfall at Codornices Park on Thursday evening, authorities report.
A new health impact assessment examines the possible effects of the closure or relocation of Alta Bates.
The City Council has allocated $200,000 to move toward the expensive task of undergrounding power lines — which experts say can prevent fires and help with evacuation.
Community member Bruce Koball shared video and a photograph of a geyser created Friday morning when a driver in a U-Haul truck "sheared off a fire hydrant" in West Berkeley.
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was filled with police, firefighters and people who said they witnessed the fight Thursday morning.
The city of Berkeley says the owner of 1698 University Ave. failed to meet conditions of a project permit for the site, including the preservation of trees.
There have been many instances in which developers in Berkeley damage or kill mature trees they were supposed to protect during construction. There's a way to prevent this.
The situation prompted road closures and evacuations Friday afternoon.
The Berkeley man who died after a traffic collision on The Alameda in North Berkeley on Friday was acclaimed poet Tom Clark.