Police increased patrols near Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley on Wednesday morning after a man approached a child to ask for sex at a nearby coffee shop, according to the school principal.
A 19-year-old from Hayward is in custody Saturday after police say he crashed his Acura into another vehicle, struck a fence and ended up on the lawn of a home in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood.
As of the 4:16 p.m. update from PG&E, nearly 7,400 people are without power in the eastern part of the city from about Bancroft Way south past Alcatraz Avenue.
Two people took laptops from customers at Berkeley’s Caffè Strada on Monday night, authorities report.
Two Berkeley coffee shops were targeted in short order Tuesday night by groups of crooks who took customer laptops, authorities report.
A man authorities say brought a fake bomb featuring “anti Jewish writings” into the UC Berkeley Police Department has been charged with dropping off the sham explosive, but not a hate crime, according to court papers.
The long-time manager, Kara Hammond, and Eric Wright, who managed Bar César in Oakland, are the new co-owners.
Campus police at UC Berkeley are looking for a man in his 20s who tried to rob a student at gunpoint early Saturday morning, authorities report.
The sudden closure of Berkeley’s Elmwood Café on Friday left many community members with questions. But there could be a future for the operation, the owner says.
The café closed suddenly, shutting down its social media pages and posting a brief note on the door, in a week when it had made headlines again for a racist incident in 2015.
A Sack’s Coffee House customer leaped into action early Friday afternoon during a laptop snatch in Berkeley and helped catch the culprit before police arrived, authorities report.
Police have announced the latest in a string of laptop snatches from patrons at cafes near Cal. They also released video to show how fast the robberies can happen.