Ben Stern has survived nine concentration camps and two death marches and led protests against American Nazis. He tells his story in a new memoir.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District tested the site at Page and Second streets the following day, and found no public health hazard.
The city has helped fund over 2,800 sidewalk repair jobs since 2019 in a popular cost-share program, but the end of the waitlist is years away.
With its new community wildfire plan, the city is tightening fire risk vegetation requirements, exploring ways to help homeowners fund the work, and taking steps toward restricting parking on narrow streets in the hills.
A new roof on Finnish Hall, owned by a defunct nonprofit and mired in property tax debt, should shore up the structure. But the future of the landmarked building, also the home for 30 years to a family of caretakers, is anything but certain.
The recent spate of closures and shrinking hours at lots of local pharmacies had some worried this week when the CVS in the University Avenue Target was suddenly shuttered.
A hearing is set for October to determine whether Leonard Powell’s court-ordered receiver mismanaged his home code problems.
A first-of-its-kind analysis looked at the health of East Bay wildlife, from bats to bobcats and salamanders to steelhead. Two major mapping projects will dive deep into vegetation and wildfire hazard.
Berkeley Hills residents will soon be required to have a 5-foot ember-resistant zone around their homes. The state is getting more serious about its defensible space laws for fire prevention.
Investigators say no cause was determined for the May 2 fire at the former Anna Head School. UC Berkeley says no decision has been made on the buildings’ fate.
Leonard Powell hopes the court will find that Berkeley and a receiver mismanaged his home code problems.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt took matters into his own hands, and worked with a contractor to bury the creature Thursday.