Eight homes in the area of The Spiral at Middlefield Road have been evacuated and red-tagged. Other mudslides closed roads on the Clark Kerr Campus and in the Claremont Hills.
Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November 2008, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. Her second book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California was published in October 2015 and was both a New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. Frances is a former staff reporter for the Syracuse Newspapers and the San Jose Mercury News. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Daily Beast, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.
5 new books by Berkeley authors to read this summer
Read about Judy Gumbo’s life as a political protester, a novel about a woman creating a happiness app, a plague year journal and more.
People’s Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Preservationists are hoping the listing might persuade UC Berkeley to build housing elsewhere but Cal says it won’t.
A new nonprofit from Berkeley and Detroit aims to tackle reparations
Reparation Generation will make $25,000 “reparative transfers” to help people in Detroit buy homes.
Why hasn’t UC Berkeley built more student housing?
For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.
University of California buys $6.5M Berkeley home for its president
University of California President Michael Drake will live and entertain in the $6.5 million Julia Morgan-designed home in the Claremont neighborhood.
Man, 19, shot in the leg in front of shoppers near Berkeley Bowl West
Police responded to reports of a man shot in the leg at 2:51 p.m. Saturday. The victim’s wound is not believed to be life-threatening.
Berkeley may explore making reparations to Black residents
If Berkeley proceeds, it will be one of the few municipalities to directly grapple with the country’s legacy of enslavement.
UC Berkeley won’t have to freeze enrollment under a new state law
Legislators introduced a bill, which may become law as soon as next week, to invalidate a judge’s ruling capping enrollment at 2020-21 levels.
UC Berkeley finds a workaround to mandated enrollment freeze
By offering remote learning and a delayed enrollment option, Cal won’t need to cut freshmen and transfer admission.
UC Berkeley must cut new enrollment by 3K students after high court ruling￼
Since not all admitted students enroll, Cal will now have to tell 5,000 high school seniors there’s no place for them at Berkeley in the fall.
It once sued Cal over rising enrollment. Now the Berkeley City Council will go to court to defend the university.
The City Council voted Friday morning to file a legal brief opposing a court ruling that would cap UC Berkeley student enrollment.