The man was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns over most of his body. Two bystanders who tried to put out the fire were also injured.
March 1, 2023
News about Berkeley from around the web.
After initial rejection, state approves Berkeley’s housing plan
The city said it made “non-substantive” changes to gain the state’s approval of its plan to build 9,000 new homes by 2031.
This wildly popular Berkeley bakery is shutting down for good
After almost three years in business, award-winning pastry chef Angela Pinkerton is closing her bakery, Pie Society.
Berkeley’s sunny reprieve will last only until Saturday
Nearly 30 inches have fallen in Berkeley since October and another small storm system is expected to land this weekend.
Injured contractor dies weeks after Bayer fire
Ben Casillas was one of two flooring contractors caught in the January blaze, which remains under investigation.
All the East Bay restaurants that closed in February
Restaurants of note that closed in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond in February 2023.
UC Berkeley’s new male peregrine falcon gets a name
Annie’s new mate has been given a new name in a Cal Falcons contest. The bird will be named after a UC Berkeley alumna who was the partner of Annie’s namesake, the explorer and naturalist Annie Alexander.