Cukor, who was with his son at the time of the San Francisco encounter, said it was his personal history, not racism, that prompted him to call the police.
A Berkeley man charged with raping a 15-year-old high school student at gunpoint last year and, less than two weeks later, attacking a UC Berkeley student in an effort to rape her is now standing trial.
The fire started in a shed behind a home in a residential neighborhood near the North Berkeley Library.
A man found floating in the Berkeley Marina on Friday morning was pronounced dead at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, authorities report.
A violent robbery and attack on Dwight Way, a robbery at the library and more in this week's Berkeley crime roundup.
Authorities found a man dead in downtown Berkeley for the second time since Sunday, according to preliminary reports.
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Berkeley High School went on "high alert" on Thursday afternoon after a former student threatened to "come to BHS with the intent to do harm," according to a message from the principal.
An 18-year-old under investigation for gang-related shootings in Berkeley and on the freeway was arrested carrying an assault pistol, according to court papers.
A 21-year-old UC Berkeley student was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, then chased and attacked when she refused to give up her phone, authorities report.
A man who was charged last week with trying to impersonate police in Berkeley and San Leandro has been charged with the same crime in Oakland after he reportedly used flashing lights to try to pull someone over Sunday.
A couple woke to find a stranger in their home who attacked them. DNA on a baseball cap helped solve a vehicle theft. And a new fundraiser in May's fatal crash.