For residents in the surrounding neighborhoods who have pushed for this change since 2017, the two-year campaign has been about more than a community pool. It’s been about equity.
The pool was shut down last week after broken equipment fed too much chlorine into the water and caused bad physical reactions.
The East Bay offers a wonderful choice of pools for swimming laps. Here's a roundup of a selection tried so far by a relative newcomer to Berkeley.
A lifeguard who leapt into the pool to deal with the animal said the incident surprised the kids, but that nobody was hurt.