The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a public planning process that could one day bring San Francisco Bay Ferry service to Berkeley.
The burrowing owls that make Cesar Chavez Park their winter home are bringing together dog owners and bird fans to enforce leash laws to protect the rare birds.
The Berkeley City Council voted Thursday to enforce a prohibition on parking from 2-5 a.m., while developing a permitting system exempting some RVs for two weeks each year.
Crews used a backhoe loader to remove piles of garbage that had built up over many weeks, including belongings discarded by a homeless encampment on the site.
Berkeley isn't cleaning it up because it says the land belongs to Caltrans, and the trash is the state's responsibility. Caltrans says it regularly cleans up the area.
Berkeley doesn't need to spend $1.2M to study what to do with the Marina. Adding a hotel could wipe out the Marina Fund's deficit and bring needed activity to that part of the shoreline.
Marina funding is at a breaking point and, unless investment is made soon, facilities and infrastructure will either require more costly emergency funding or be closed, as was the Berkeley Pier.
The city of Berkeley expects to spend more than $20 million in the next year on a range of ambitious infrastructure projects funded by Measure T1, a $100 million bond that won landslide support from voters in 2016.
One person was shot early Saturday morning at the Berkeley Marina, authorities report.
Contractors working with the city submit artificially low bids to win projects and then ask for multiple changes that hike the cost way up. The city plays along.
An "exchange of gunfire" drew police to the Berkeley Marina on Thursday where they found casings and a man who had been pulled from the water with a "separate injury."
Police arrested three people earlier this week after a pair of auto burglaries at the Berkeley Marina and another auto burglary south of the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.
The abandoned boat that drew the attention of waterfront visitors and graffiti artists could finally be cleaned up next week.