Police increased patrols near Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley on Wednesday morning after a man approached a child to ask for sex at a nearby coffee shop, according to the school principal.
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
For the first time ever, starting this weekend, the city of Berkeley will hold a series of one-hour wildfire evacuation drills to help community members and first responders practice preparing for an emergency.
A 19-year-old from Hayward is in custody Saturday after police say he crashed his Acura into another vehicle, struck a fence and ended up on the lawn of a home in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood.
As of the 4:16 p.m. update from PG&E, nearly 7,400 people are without power in the eastern part of the city from about Bancroft Way south past Alcatraz Avenue.
Lacisha Atkins turned herself in after police publicized the warrant for her arrest.
A hit-and-run driver struck 75-year-old Julian Curran, who grew up in Berkeley, while he biked on Fulton Street and Ashby Avenue in March.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.
Two Berkeley coffee shops were targeted in short order Tuesday night by groups of crooks who took customer laptops, authorities report.
A 55-year-old Berkeley woman was taken to the hospital Saturday night after overturning her vehicle in what police believe was a DUI crash in the Elmwood, authorities report.
The Italian stone pine tree was removed during an eight-hour operation Monday.
No one might have predicted Berkeley’s District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.