The crashes took place Thursday and Friday just one block apart.
“It’s just unreal what that one block has had to go through,” said South Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett.
Police say the man — a sex offender convicted of child molestation — approached three teenage girls in Berkeley beginning in August.
The man claimed to have a knife and said he wanted a hug. Police say he did something similar in September to a girl on Gilman Street.
The woman, a 43-year-old mother, was on her way to meet her husband and their three children for lunch when the crash happened.
The pedestrian was crossing at Marin and Euclid avenues when the driver, who was coming down the hill, struck her in the crosswalk, police said.
One council member called paid parking “a no-brainer” and others said it would align with the city’s climate goals.
The Berkeley Fire Department rushed the woman to Highland Hospital in an effort to save her life. She was not breathing and had no pulse.
The 23-year-old Berkeley man was walking home when four men demanded his property, then stabbed him when he fought to keep it.
A 37-year-old Berkeley man had been walking in Aquatic Park when a stranger confronted him, pistol-whipped him and shot him as he fled.
BPD handled three shooting investigations since Friday, including one that broke a woman’s window. Police do not believe she was targeted.
A city consultant asked 630 Berkeley residents for their views about public safety and transportation. Here’s what they said.
Authorities have identified the man who died Nov. 17 as Angel Barrera of Richmond. He was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
The Berkeley Police Association hopes to give turkey baskets to 600 local families this year with the help of community support.
She is the oldest person in California and is still doing “pretty well,” her son told Berkeleyside on Monday.
The principal told parents that the students were “physically safe” but “emotionally shaken” by what had happened.