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.
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.
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.
The city of Berkeley unveiled a new bike lane Thursday near the intersection where a woman on her bike was dragged and nearly killed during a crash in February. Last week, the motorist in that collision was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and causing great bodily injury. According to the police report, acquired by Berkeleyside through a Public Records Act request, Haynes had bought medical marijuana from a cannabis dispensary shortly before the crash. Chilling details from that report are here.