Residential ratepayers were switched over to a fully renewable electricity plan in March. Businesses are next.
Litter removed from the coast included many cigarette butts, an air purifier, and a Ganesha idol.
Berkeley Public Library stopped charging late fees for teen and adult books in 2018. Now, residents can check out tools, from ice cream makers to weed whackers, without worrying about overdue fees.
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday.
The city has one official cooling center, with a policy to “consider” activating it if thermometers hit 90 degrees.
The East Bay Regional Park District is closing 40 parks in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including Tilden and Wildcat and Claremont canyons, amid this weekend’s heat wave.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 85 in the Berkeley flats and 10 degrees higher in the hills.
A red tide worse than any since 2004 is the likely culprit. Gulls are gorging on the dead mollusks and leaving shell piles on the docks.
A UC Berkeley senior now owes just $138. A Ph.D. student is less scared to graduate. A wood craftsman says his $50,000-plus debt doesn’t feel any smaller.
The small rock garden, highlighting native alpine plants from the high Sierra Nevada, opened on Saturday in the Tilden botanic garden.
The Firewise program helps neighbors form a plan to reduce wildfire risk. Berkeley’s first group formed this spring, and three more are in the works.
There are 13 Berkeley seats at play, including four City Council positions, the auditor’s office, three School Board positions and five spots on the Rent Board.