An inch of rain is expected Thursday in Berkeley, with another inch forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Chilly temperatures are expected to persist into next week.
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.
Support for UC strike in Berkeley swells, bargaining moves slowly
As strike hits one week, UC workers have gained support from city leaders and labor unions.
Farewell, FTX Field: Cal suspends naming rights deal with the crypto exchange
Photos shared on social media this week appeared to show workers scrubbing off an FTX logo from the turf on California Memorial Stadium.
Berkeley’s plastic bag ban to get tougher in 2023
A new ordinance will patch a hole in Alameda County’s 2013 plastic bag ban, which stores could circumvent by using thicker plastic bags.
Thousands of UC Berkeley employees go on strike for better wages, benefits
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Gilman Street will close Friday night as crews fix big rig driver’s damage to I-80 overpass
A lane of I-80 East will also be closed. Caltrans aims to finish the bulk of repairs needed after a July hit-and-run.
Alfred Twu is ‘more or less’ conceding to Joel Young in AC Transit at-large race
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Total lunar eclipse will be visible early Tuesday morning in Berkeley, rain permitting
Set your alarm clocks for 1 a.m. Tuesday and head to an open field if you can. The next total lunar eclipse won’t be until 2025.
Forecast: Up to 1.5 inches of rain could fall in Berkeley by Tuesday
Berkeley should expect periods of rainfall starting Saturday and continuing into next week, the National Weather Service says.
Man charged in Berkeley catalytic converter theft in which gun was fired
Police say the 28-year-old suspect was caught on surveillance video stealing a different catalytic converter in Berkeley earlier in the day.
Berkeley remembers William Evans, veteran hit and killed by truck driver
Friends, neighbors and safe street advocates gathered to commemorate the Marine veteran who lost both legs in Vietnam and his life in downtown Berkeley.
Berkeley Hills homeowner fined for using too much water during drought
The homeowner suspects a leak and says she’s not “some kind of scofflaw.”