The reason African Americans and other minorities mostly live in South and West Berkeley can be traced back to government-supported racist housing practices.
A man was taken to the hospital early Monday morning after telling police he had been shot in the knee at a West Berkeley homeless camp, authorities report.
The closure of the city's last big "smokestack" factory means the end of well-paid union jobs. But it also means neighbors will no longer be bothered by a 'burnt pot handle' smell.
The application for a housing complex on the Spenger's parking lot — which has faced opposition from Native American activists — is now in the property owners' hands.
An "exchange of gunfire" drew police to the Berkeley Marina on Thursday where they found casings and a man who had been pulled from the water with a "separate injury."
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
The store that stocks everything from plants to plumbing supplies is shutting down, part of a change of strategy by its parent company, Lowe's.
Police arrested three people earlier this week after a pair of auto burglaries at the Berkeley Marina and another auto burglary south of the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.
Two young men have now been charged with a pair of gang-related shootings in Berkeley earlier this year after a new arrest last week, according to court papers.
The abandoned boat that drew the attention of waterfront visitors and graffiti artists could finally be cleaned up next week.
The man taken from a Berkeley motel room over the weekend "was kidnapped after a marijuana transaction went awry," police said this week.
When artists can record albums on their laptops, recording in a professional studio is now more the exception than the rule.
Since Fantasy Studios moved to Berkeley in 1971, the company has produced numerous Academy Award-winning films and gold and platinum records.