Buildings have burned and been crushed by snow but there has never been a threat as large as the Caldor Fire.
Motorist who killed pedestrian was driving for DoorDash, lawsuit says
The family’s attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the driver. The attorney also plans to sue the city, alleging inadequate lighting and signage.
Berkeley starts giving out COVID-19 ‘boosters,’ though most won’t be eligible for months
The city started giving third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week to people with compromised immune systems.
Video: Echo Lake Camp buildings survive Caldor Fire
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.
Alameda County jail’s mental health care would be overhauled under proposed lawsuit settlement
The agreement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would place the sheriff’s office under court supervision for up to 6 years, maybe longer.
UC Berkeley student wants Californians to dine out on horsemeat
An Oakland roaster that turns cops away; beer to support homeless pets; a remarkable BLT; more Bites.
Bayer’s upcoming projects to create significant number of construction jobs
The biotech company plans to transform its Berkeley operations with up to 1 million square feet of new building over the next 30 years.
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Update: Firefighters forced to retreat from Berkeley’s Echo Lake Camp as Caldor Fire advances
“The fire has crested over the hill and is coming down towards the camp,” the city’s parks director said Monday afternoon.
Underground Oakland supper club Hi Felicia isn’t afraid of the spotlight
Oakland’s hottest supper club is booked for months with fans like Alice Waters, none of whom care that it’s totally against the law.
We have a winner! See who took the best ‘go bag’ photo in Berkeley.
Berkeleyside announces the winner of its first ever wildfire preparation photo contest.
Opinion: Make AC Transit free on Sundays in Berkeley
The new ridesharing tax approved by voters is estimated to bring in around $910,000 annually and could pay for the free bus service.