Berkeleyside has been following the evolution of the stop sign at the corner of Derby and Warring, where 5-year-old Zachary Michael Cruz was killed Feb. 27, 2009, while crossing the street.
It was a terrible tragedy, one that continues to play out at the stop sign that has become a defacto memorial.
In the year following Cruz’s death, the stop sign was continually decorated with notes and flowers. Then it became moribund.
Now, someone has added a replica of a Berkeley street sign to the pole. It is now Zachary’s Corner.