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.
Many fires are caused by downed power lines, but while some say a new PG&E shutoff policy makes sense, others believe cutting power during an emergency puts people at greater risk.
Despite initial resistance, a neighborhood group held its first active-shooter drill in Berkeley. One participant said she now knows what to do if it happened for real.
The earthquake rumbled through Berkeley in the middle of the Warriors playoff game.
A small volunteer group is building a radio communications network so Berkleley neighborhoods can communicate during emergencies when the power grid and internet are down.
According to early data from the US Geological Service, the quake had its epicenter 13 kilometers under Claremont Avenue, just near the Claremont Hotel.
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Take part in a five-minute earthquake drill wherever you are Oct. 19 and start the process of preparing for a disaster.
Northern California wildfires have dominated the news since last week. Here's a quick breakdown of what has been burning, with updates as of Thursday.
When an engine from Berkeley was dispatched to Santa Rosa on Monday, it had no idea what to expect.
We are nervous. We know what is happening in the North Bay will happen here and yet there is only so much we can do to protect ourselves from these fires.
This notice was posted Thursday on the school website, and appears here in full.