“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
Religious institutions are offering COVID-19 vaccines to their communities in familiar settings.
Police identified Jose Paz-Leja as a convicted felon and “documented West Side Berkeley” gang member who has other gunfire arrests in the neighborhood.
The shooter said he was defending himself after intervening in a domestic dispute where a woman had asked for help, according to court papers.
Charles Herring has raised hundreds of succulents over the years, but some residents believe they are attracting mice and want them gone.
Police responded to Prince and California streets just before 5 p.m. for the shooting reports.
“100 years is a long time, but it’s been a rewarding 100 for me,” Horace Whitmore told Berkeleyside this week.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
There was also a drive-by shooting reported on King Street, near 62nd Street, in South Berkeley last week. No one was hurt in either incident.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr. was waiting for the bus near his Berkeley home when someone shot him repeatedly, killing him. He was on his way to see his grandmother.
He pleaded guilty in federal court to taking information on driverless cars from Google but will no longer face 18 months in federal prison.
Someone put a white skeleton mask and some graffiti on the statue of William Byron Rumford on Sacramento Street.