The City Council has allocated $200,000 to move toward the expensive task of undergrounding power lines — which experts say can prevent fires and help with evacuation.
A man sustained serious injuries when he was stabbed with a "makeshift spear" at a West Berkeley homeless encampment Thursday evening, police report.
Police in Berkeley are investigating five robberies at gunpoint that took place in less than two hours Friday, according to crime data reviewed this week by Berkeleyside.
An Oakland felon on parole for robbery was charged this week with four new commercial robberies in Berkeley in November, according to court papers obtained by Berkeleyside.
A man who sexually battered a woman after entering her Southside Berkeley home through an unlocked window early Sunday morning has been arrested, police report.
Authorities are looking for a man who sexually battered a woman at her home near the UC Berkeley campus, police reported over the weekend.
Police reported several notable arrests in Berkeley in November, from a "hot prowl" burglary and vehicle theft case to felony drug sales.
There have been four armed robberies in Berkeley since Thursday, authorities report, including one where the robber used a shotgun to take money from a gas station cashier.
Berkeley saw a number of robberies and other crimes in November, many of which have been sent out as Nixle alerts by the Berkeley Police Department and the University of California Police Department.
The Police Review Commission sustained no findings of misconduct across 22 complaints against Berkeley police officers in 2017, according to the latest report from the PRC.
Bay Area air quality likely to remain poor for days.
Community member Bruce Koball shared video and a photograph of a geyser created Friday morning when a driver in a U-Haul truck "sheared off a fire hydrant" in West Berkeley.
Berkeley police arrested two men in connection with a gang-related shooting on Milvia Street in July that sent two teenagers to the hospital, according to court papers.