The Bay Area is now out of the drought, and more rainy weather is forecast through the end of March.
Iris Kwok covers the environment for Berkeleyside through a partnership with Report for America. A former music journalist, her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Classical Voice, among other publications. In her spare time, you can find her petting street cats or playing cello. She joined Berkeleyside in June 2022.
‘He really is an angel’: North Berkeley mail carrier retires after 36 years
Angel Pagan, who sleep-talks about mailboxes and drank a third of a cup of Bacardi to pass the postal exam, retired on Saturday from delivering mail in a city he calls heaven.
Strong winds, heavy rain expected in Berkeley
A flood watch and high wind warning are in effect through Wednesday morning, with 1.3 inches of rain forecast.
Another atmospheric river is headed for Berkeley Thursday
A first storm could bring up to 2 inches of rain by the weekend and be followed by a wet pattern lasting through next week. A flood watch is in effect Thursday to Sunday.
EBMUD ends drought surcharge as storms refill reservoirs
Conservation by East Bay residents played a role in alleviating the water shortage, according to EBMUD.
Berkeley’s sunny reprieve will last only until Saturday
Nearly 30 inches have fallen in Berkeley since October and another small storm system is expected to land this weekend.
Workers at Berkeley’s Ecology Center aim to unionize
Administrative employees at the 53-year-old Ecology Center, which operates Berkeley’s three farmers markets and a store on San Pablo Avenue, are seeking to form a union.
Berkeley labor leader launches state Senate campaign
In her first attempt at running for public office, Kathryn Lybarger, president of the California Labor Federation and AFSCME Local 3299, wants to replace the termed-out Nancy Skinner.
Photos: Enough snow for skiing and snowmen in the Berkeley Hills
Tilden Regional Park and Grizzly Peak Boulevard turned into a winter wonderland Friday as several inches of snow brought sledders, hikers and snowball fighters into the hills.
Snow-like graupel falls on the Berkeley Hills Thursday morning
The tiny ice pellets resembling snow landed on homes near the top of the hills. It’s possible snow fell higher up, at the top of Grizzly Peak.
Cal student charged with raping ex-girlfriend inside her sorority
The woman’s housemates heard her scream, and held the man down until police arrived, according to authorities.
Snow may whiten Grizzly Peak in the Berkeley Hills this week
Elevations above 1,500 feet could get up to a few inches of snow — or maybe just a dusting. It’s possible nothing will stick.