Police arrested a driver who sped off during an attempted traffic stop in West Berkeley on Friday after reports of a suspicious vehicle casing cars at the marina.
There are more pressing issues in our community, but something about the decision to remove the city's most expensive piece of public art got Berkeleyside readers riled up.
While the artistic merit of Scott Donahue’s Berkeley Big People artworks remains a point of debate, the commission says its decision to "deaccession" was based on the cost of maintaining the work.
Rescue swimmers from the Berkeley Fire Department pulled a 35-year-old woman from the San Francisco Bay on Thursday night, authorities report.
The city is moving ahead with plans for a "safe parking" site for RVs — including by asking the state if it could be located at the waterfront.
The City Council is set to vote on terms for a two-week RV parking permit and to pursue a three-month "safe parking" site. Officials had previously proposed the marina for the location, but have recently reversed course.
Public land should not be transferred to private use. Berkeley should work at the state and regional level to find solutions for RV dwellers.
A man found floating in the Berkeley Marina on Friday morning was pronounced dead at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, authorities report.
A year ago, the author had a job that paid six figures and was living in a nice house. He lost his job, broke up with his partner, and found himself without a home. Living in an RV has helped him get back on his feet.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help "priority populations" find stable housing.
The council will hold a second reading of an RV overnight-parking ban Tuesday. Opponents and proponents of the ban are both expected to show up.
Berkeley is the only city around that does not enforce its 72-hour parking rule. That has attracted more than 200 RVs, which are negatively impacting the businesses and resident of West Berkely.