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.
A plaque honoring the six young lives that were lost when a balcony collapsed in downtown Berkeley in 2015 was unveiled Saturday in downtown Berkeley.
Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing “career technical education,” despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.
City officials have voted, preliminarily, to keep BPD out of Urban Shield despite protests from the city manager’s office and the police and fire chiefs.
While 2017 was the most destructive year ever for wildfires, 2018 is already proving worse. Fire officials are encouraging people to clear brush and plan fire evacuation routes.
First-responders were called to West Berkeley on Tuesday night after a woman was struck by a train and killed, authorities report.
A forum on the proposed removal of acute care from Berkeley’s Alta Bates Medical Center drew an energetic crowd on Saturday.
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.
A landlord and his tenants have formed an unusual alliance to fight for stricter safety requirements for rebuilt structures.
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
In recent months, the city and campus community have worked together to improve fire safety in large group homes, in particular, before special events or parties.
The Bay Area has mobilized as numerous wildfires tear through wine country, and Berkeley first responders have been among those to help.