Curative, the private company running the site, is concerned about the liability of using volunteers at the Golden Gate Fields site.
Charles Herring has raised hundreds of succulents over the years, but some residents believe they are attracting mice and want them gone.
The developer will build 10 townhouses at 1915 Berryman St. after it was determined it didn’t warrant landmark status.
Three campaigns raised the most money in 2020: for Moe’s Books, Rialto Theaters and a West Berkeley metal shop making plastic face shields for health workers.
An Amtrak train hit and killed a 30-year-old man in Berkeley on Nov. 22.
Masks may be the only constant from past years for fall celebrations upended by COVID-19.
A group of activists believes that the proliferation of 4G and 5G sites will increase radiation output and increase cancer cases. Widely accepted science does not back them up.
The public health division uses contact tracers to figure out who has become exposed to the novel coronavirus. Then those people are asked to self-isolate to stop further spread.
Unions want to be able to continue building and argue their workers can follow social distancing rules.
Individuals and groups have set up systems to connect volunteers with people who need help. So far there are more volunteers than people seeking assistance.
Theaters are selling fewer tickets, museums are seeing fewer visitors, and restaurants are seeing a significant drop in business.
Berkeley’s parking meters get cleaned once a week, including by Marlonn Wright who says his work is getting noticed more due to the heightened awareness about preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Hand sanitizers now abound in senior residences. Friends and family members who are sick are being asked to stay away and to communicate through Skype or other electronic means.
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
A number of property owners are challenging how the city assesses special taxes. They believe they have been overcharged and are seeking redress.
Air quality in the city has been improving steadily over the day Monday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s monitor in West Berkeley. As of noon, the rating was listed as moderate.