The fire started in a shed behind a home in a residential neighborhood near the North Berkeley Library.
More than a third of nearly 1,200 votes in Berkeleyside's non-scientific poll of worst paved streets in Berkeley went to one street. And, yes, we have video.
A man charged in March with stalking and "peeping" into a woman's window in North Berkeley was arrested in a police sting after reports that he was seen nearby looking into another woman's window at least three times.
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
A longtime activist walking in a crosswalk several blocks from her home died in late April one week after she was hit by a driver who failed to stop for her, police said.
Update, July 29, 12 p.m. One local resident said she spotted this box July 19, prior to the police incident: “That was in a neighboring yard full of freebies on Sunday. My husband found a romulan warbird model next to it.…We thought the box was a bad art project.”
City workers began taking down a huge eucalyptus tree at King Pool in North Berkeley on Wednesday morning after it was found to be decaying at its core.