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Before joining Berkeleyside as editor-in-chief in April 2021, Pamela was a longtime editor at the Bay Area News Group. Her roles there included night city editor and managing editor for the Oakland Tribune and senior editor in various capacities for the East Bay Times and The Mercury News. In 2017, Pamela was part of the East Bay Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the devastating Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
Photos: Trees fall, cars crushed as storm cuts power to over 10,000 in Berkeley
Trees blew over across the city, knocking down power lines and falling on at least three homes, amid winds that topped 60 mph in the hills.
North Berkeley Senior Center is finally open
The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p,m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It is closed on Tuesdays.
Berkeley’s REI employees vote in favor of joining a union
REI management and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 have five days to challenge the election before it is certified.
Berkeleyside wins 2 awards for excellence in journalism
Supriya Yelimeli and Doug Ng were recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for their outstanding work in 2021.
Survivor of Berkeley balcony collapse dies in Ireland
Aoife Beary died Saturday after suffering a stroke. She was among 13 people who fell from the balcony on June 16, 2015.
Thank you and Happy New Year, from Berkeleyside
Whether you live or work in Berkeley, or come here to see a show, have dinner, shop or take a walk at Cesar Chavez Park, we have you covered.
Police arrest hit-and-run suspect found hiding in hotel room
A 58-year-old Berkeley man was charged with vehicular hit-and-run causing injury, driving without a license and parole violation.
4 racehorses died at Golden Gate Fields in November
There have now been 26 racehorse deaths at the track this year, according to the California Horse Racing Board.
City-funded art installations aim to buck up spirits after pandemic
Berkeley has given artists and performers $200,000 in grants to create public displays that will enliven the city’s spirits.
Berkeley High grad drowns in a river near Yosemite
Eli Kane was a counselor for Camp Tawonga, a 95-year-old camp serving Jewish children and families.
Hello from Pamela Turntine, the new editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside
The crisis in traditional local news, which I have experienced first-hand, means outlets like Berkeleyside are critical. I could not have made a better choice than to join the team at this moment.