The kite shop owner who ran the festival for over 30 years says the city’s over-$40,000 event-fee increase will mean an end to the Berkeley Marina tradition.
A new irrigation system still needs to be installed, but the city celebrated the completion Saturday of a $1 million project to restore the North Berkeley park.
The city shelter has become so crowded that they’ve had to put cats in kennels meant for dogs.
Water levels will be at their peak between Tuesday and Thursday and are forecast to rise above 7 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
No injuries were reported in the Sunday evening fire on Fairview Street, but a longtime South Berkeley family has lost their home.
Fireworks remain prohibited, and several roads and parking lots commonly used as viewpoints for Fourth of July celebrations in the Berkeley Hills will be closed to vehicles.
A total of 15 emergency warning sirens will eventually be installed across Berkeley, alerting residents about fires, earthquakes and tsunamis with spoken evacuation messages.
Abraham Roman will assume the position of deputy chief of operations at the San Rafael Fire Department on June 27.
Temperatures are expected to peak in the low 90s Tuesday.
The new Outdoor Nature Lab is the UC Berkeley museum’s biggest expansion in 20 years.
Visitors driving to the Berkeley shoreline no longer have to undergo a teeth-jangling, suspension-rattling experience.
A heat event Friday will send temperatures into the mid- to upper 80s in Berkeley, and the low triple digits in interior portions of the East Bay.