Two council members and the mayor are asking the city to limit the amount and type of arrest information released to the public. First Amendment experts say it's a slippery slope.
Ben Bartlett's traffic stop in July, where he brought up the police contract and raise he supported, wasn't his first encounter with police in the past year, new records show.
Bartlett tried to get the police chief to intervene on his behalf during a traffic stop in July, text messages show. This week, he said "trauma and hubris" caused his behavior.
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
Berkeley police officers have used force 105 times since 2015, but the department won't reveal details. Lawyers say Berkeley is less transparent and forthcoming than other cities.
The City Council should adopt a measure that will give it and commissions oversight over the decision to acquire surveillance and spying equipment.
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
The national organizer for the group By Any Means Necessary is asking a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order.
Judicial Watch has requested all employee communications about Felarca and her radical group By Any Means Necessary.
No one expected Meg Schwarzman to survive.
The bureau of Alcohol and Beverage Control released figures for the first two weekends of the school year indicating alcohol-related incidents spiked 110% this year.
Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan has resigned following reports surfaced by Berkeleyside last month of turmoil within the department and extensive criticism by officers of the chief.
Outside the Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley at Shattuck Avenue and Essex Street, the scene is busy.