Kala Bagai arrived in the U.S. with her family in 1915. Like many other Asians in Berkeley, she was discriminated against.
Appel is stepping down, partly, she says, to focus on healing after a car crash in January 2019 that left her and her wife in critical condition.
The cyclist who reportedly struck a female pedestrian waiting at a Berkeley stoplight earlier this month, causing serious injuries to himself and the woman, may not ever recover from the crash, authorities said Tuesday.
As of Monday, the cyclist and pedestrian — a 60-year-old Berkeley woman — were still in the ICU, BPD said.
Officers in Berkeley were unable to find a man who fled from a hit-and-run car crash Wednesday morning, authorities report.
A teenage boy led the CHP on a chase from Richmond to Berkeley that reached 125 mph early Friday morning, authorities report.
Nobody was injured, but the driver was taken to a hospital to get checked out, Berkeley police said.
A man who drove head-on at high speed into a vehicle in Berkeley in 2018, fatally wounding a 91-year-old woman and reportedly leaving her daughter with permanent injuries, is set to appear in criminal court Tuesday.
A man police say drove into a pole in South Berkeley on Tuesday morning died a short time later from his injuries, authorities report. Police have not determined the cause of the crash.
Fifteen-year-old Ecohome Improvement has shut its doors temporarily after a driver crashed into it early Thursday morning then abandoned a vehicle there. The business says it will reopen.
Members of the public submitted nearly 1,000 proposals for the new name of a stretch of Shattuck Avenue. Now the list’s been whittled down to 10.
Court papers identify the woman who was killed as Bernadette Youngbear. The 58-year-old, who was run down on the sidewalk, is BPD’s first homicide in more than two years. Authorities are trying to find her family.