Unlike San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond and UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley does not have a warning siren. Its Disaster and Fire Safety Commission believes it's time that it did.
Renovations, which includes a major seismic retrofit, are expected to take 12-18 months.
Al Lasher’s Electronics may be on the brink of closing after 56 years at 1734 University Ave.
A good way to get up close to the new east span of the Bay Bridge is to take to the water.
A team of California Watch reporters and researchers spent the last 19 months investigating how the state enforces the Field Act, a strict seismic safety law that is supposed to protect school children at public schools. California Watch is partnering with dozens of California newspapers, television stations, radio outlets, and websites, including Berkeleyside, to distribute their findings. Berkeleyside will have a story about the hazards of the city’s schools later today.