The Berkeley City Council put many minds at ease Tuesday night by voting to allow existing trees and some vegetation to remain in place in traffic circles around town.
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.
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.
The survey covers how visitors use the 73 parks, issues on the trails, and ideas ranging from water bottle filling stations to natural art installations.
Getting the Northbrae playground back up and running is complicated by several factors: insurance, code and the fact that the park is not city property.
The use of the active ingredient in Roundup is immediately banned around picnic and play areas and will be totally banned from district parks by the end of 2020.
Four brand new courts will be unveiled Saturday for the "ping-pong, tennis volleyball mash-up" that is often described as the fastest-growing game in America.
The city of Berkeley has installed 17 surveillance cameras in San Pablo Park in response to security concerns following shootings and other activity at the park in the recent past.