The 2015 law requires cellphone retailers to distribute warnings about radiation exposure.
Bacteria levels in the water at Aquatic Park have been within normal limits for the past two weeks, prompting city staff to tell the community Friday evening that it's all right to go back in the water.
Acting quickly Monday in response to air quality concerns due to fires in the region, the city of Berkeley decided to open up Old City Hall as an overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
The city is stepping up efforts to determine why dangerous bacteria that may cause illness have been proliferating in Aquatic Park since early August, making the park off-limits for recreation in recent weeks.
City officials say there is no definite connection between the smell, the pollution in Aquatic Park, and feces making their way from RV dwellers to the water. The author disagrees.
The water in West Berkeley's Aquatic Park is currently unsafe for any human contact, the city said Friday evening, following substantial increases in bacteria there, lab tests show.
Warning notices around West Berkeley's Aquatic Park lagoon will remain in place through the weekend, the city told Berkeleyside late Friday afternoon.
A huge increase in E. coli bacteria at the north end of Aquatic Park has caused the city to urge community members to minimize activities that require contact with the water. Warning signs are being posted.
Officials hope a new law will help keep popular, dangerous products out of kids' hands.
Berkeley Unified is famous for its lunch program, but kids are coming home from school with barely eaten sandwiches and tales of scarfing down food, sometimes in as little as five to 10 minutes.
People who went to Berkeley Bowl on May 7 could be at risk of contracting the disease, officials said Friday.
The building comes just two years after Bayer built a $100 million quality assurance building on its 46-acre campus in West Berkeley.