The closure, which has been done during the newts' seasonal migration for over 20 years, allows the salamanders to seek out the higher air moisture levels they favor for breeding.
When construction is completed in 15 months, people will be able to walk or bike all the way from Oakland to Richmond.
Nestled off-trail in Tilden, the structure's days are numbered.
Amer Sinan Alhaggagi admitted he opened Twitter and Facebook accounts for people connected to ISIS. The FBI said he also had plans to set bombs throughout the Bay Area.
Thanks to a group of volunteers who stepped up to take care of this hillside trail, many walkers are now enjoying the benefits of hiking it.
Undergrounding utilities in Berkeley would provide some safety benefits and aesthetic upgrades. But it’s the equivalent of doing a kitchen remodel before replacing the leaky roof.
By Jim Rosenau
The East Bay Regional Park District has closed Lake Anza to swimming due to high levels of toxic algae. The decision was made after tests showed the toxin Microcystin had reached dangerous levels, and the news came before the official swim season ends next Friday, Sept. 9.
Tilden’s Little Farm is a must-see stop for every family, particularly during summer. The East Bay Regional Park District recently shared this video, by filmmaker Kevin Kunze, which features a six-day-old calf. (The calf is about three weeks’ old now).
The new calf was up and walking within a minute of his birth. Another calf is expected to arrive at the farm soon.
A 10-year-old, 53-foot pile of dirt in Berkeley’s McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is set to be lowered by 15 feet and spread around the parkland as part of renovations to improve the area.
Recent rains have cleared toxic algae from several East Bay lakes, including Tilden’s Lake Anza, East Bay Regional Park District officials have announced.
An Oakland man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting in 2014 of 21-year-old Damarco J. Thomas.