The 40-year-old Berkeley man alleged to have attacked a 70-year-old with a sickle on Sunday had a psychotic break recently, according to a former employer.
Nathan Hohmann was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
This week, the Berkeley City Council approved a West Berkeley zoning change for half a parcel that may allow Kaiser to open a new medical facility at Parker and 10th streets.
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.
Police arrested three men with a loaded gun Tuesday afternoon after a home-invasion robbery in the Southside Berkeley neighborhood, authorities report.
Urban Adamah moved into its new 2-acre farm in West Berkeley on Sunday Oct. 23 and held a big open house to celebrate.