The water in West Berkeley's Aquatic Park is currently unsafe for any human contact, the city said Friday evening, following substantial increases in bacteria there, lab tests show.
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. sued Berkeley over the city's denial of their SB35 housing application. The law allows almost automatic approval of complexes where 50% of the units are "affordable."
A cyclist was killed early Saturday morning when his bike got caught in a road grate on or near the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 80 in West Berkeley, sending him crashing into the pavement, authorities report.
Two men were killed by an Amtrak train as they stood on the tracks and waited for a freight train to pass. It was something they had done dozens of times, but the action went horribly awry Thursday.
Multiple readers asked Berkeleyside on Friday afternoon why Whole Foods on Gilman Street in West Berkeley appeared to have been evacuated and closed.
The collision happened near the Amtrak station off University Avenue.
Fewer of those on the streets are sleeping in doorways, according to a new report.
More than 400 people gathered in West Berkeley Saturday to mark 10 years of the local news site and to celebrate its community of supporters.
Warning notices around West Berkeley's Aquatic Park lagoon will remain in place through the weekend, the city told Berkeleyside late Friday afternoon.
On a recent Saturday, neighbors heard a commotion. Police had arrived, there was shouting and two brothers who'd lived all their lives in a small stucco house on Evelyn Ave. were being forcibly evicted to the street.
A huge increase in E. coli bacteria at the north end of Aquatic Park has caused the city to urge community members to minimize activities that require contact with the water. Warning signs are being posted.
One store is new, and two others are closing.