The city will hold a meeting Wednesday to introduce its plan to protect the community from increasingly destructive wildfires and garner resident feedback.
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.
City’s fee hike takes the air out of beloved Berkeley Kite Festival
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.
Revamped amphitheater, new picnic area open at John Hinkel Park
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.
Berkeley’s animal shelter is ‘swamped’ with kittens
The city shelter has become so crowded that they’ve had to put cats in kennels meant for dogs.
King Tides to return next week, bringing possible minor flooding in the Berkeley Marina
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.
At least 3 displaced by South Berkeley house fire
No injuries were reported in the Sunday evening fire on Fairview Street, but a longtime South Berkeley family has lost their home.
Roads closed for Fourth of July due to fire danger in Berkeley
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.
Here’s where Berkeley’s first 5 speaking emergency sirens will be installed
A total of 15 emergency warning sirens will eventually be installed across Berkeley, alerting residents about fires, earthquakes and tsunamis with spoken evacuation messages.
Update: Departing Berkeley fire chief to join San Rafael Fire
Abraham Roman will assume the position of deputy chief of operations at the San Rafael Fire Department on June 27.
Heat advisory, air quality alert issued for Berkeley
Temperatures are expected to peak in the low 90s Tuesday.
Lawrence Hall of Science to open new outdoor science education space on Sunday
The new Outdoor Nature Lab is the UC Berkeley museum’s biggest expansion in 20 years.
With completion of $8M marina project, Berkeley’s infamous bumpy street is no more
Visitors driving to the Berkeley shoreline no longer have to undergo a teeth-jangling, suspension-rattling experience.