The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Oct. 26 under a new orange tier designation for the county in the state’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
The city is increasing testing availability to help schools open as soon as Oct. 13. Nail salons, tattoo parlors and other personal services may open Oct. 9.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.
Live music is returning downtown with regular, socially-distanced performances at The UC Theatre, Bobby G’s, and a planned Freight & Salvage ‘tour’ of downtown parklets.
Described as a “rumble rumble bump,” the quake’s epicenter was in the hills near the Berkeley-Oakland border.
All large lectures and most classes will be remote in spring 2021, and on-campus students will self-quarantine at the beginning of the semester.
Six months into the pandemic, businesses set up to serve UC Berkeley see little business. Property owners who usually rent to students have lots of vacancies.
Community transmission rates, a long list of logistics and multiple sets of standards will determine when they can move forward.
A red flag warning is in effect from Saturday night through Monday morning. Review evacuation routes, park off-street, pack a go-bag and sign up for emergency alerts.