The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association held an educational “Escape from the Hills” event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Firestorm.
Berkeley will no longer funnel messages from AC Alert to Nixle to prevent redundant messages and confusion, the city announced.
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.
It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Berkeley Hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
How do you protect your property? What does the law require? What help is available? What if you rent? What do you need to know about fire insurance?
How dangerous are wildfires? What’s the history of wildfires? What activities are dangerous during fire season? What apps can help?
During the six-month “Jordan Fire Trail Improvement” project, the trail will be closed, except on Sundays, according to the university.
The city started giving third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week to people with compromised immune systems.
Coyote sightings are flooding social media, though pet killings are down this year in Berkeley. Many wildlife experts agree: Coyotes will adapt, and we’ll have to learn to live with them.
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
The Berkeley Fire Department will declare “Extreme Fire Weather” due to forecasted high winds and low humidity on the highest-risk Red Flag days.
A dozen or more sirens are expected to be installed. They’ll be capable of broadcasting spoken evacuation messages targeted at individual neighborhoods.
A new evacuation software system called Zonehaven is scheduled to go live on June 15.
The city said the unauthorized course would be removed, but demolition has been postponed at Councilmember Susan Wengraf’s request.
As California virus rates improve, lockdown restrictions are easing in group living settings.
The city of Berkeley is soliciting ideas on how to make Hopkins Street available to all, but the process has not been smooth.