Ximena Natera, a veteran visual journalist, will be our first-ever staff photographer. Iris Kwok, a recent Cal grad with bylines around the Bay, will report a new climate beat.
Witnesses described smoke billowing from the building and people hanging out of windows on the second floor.
She won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award for her deep dive into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher.
Downed trees and fallen traffic signals prompted police to warn people away from a few North Berkeley neighborhoods in the middle of the night.
She will continue to bring to our newsroom her thoughtful, tenacious coverage of the Berkeley school district and other local education institutions.
A preliminary investigation by the Berkeley Fire Department points to an electrical malfunction.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building near the intersection of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue.
A new report finds that Berkeley houses sold for about 19% more than asking price on average from January to March — the highest nationwide.
About 1,500 acres of trees in the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
Repairs were completed on the damaged gas line by around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The burn was planned as part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s efforts to create a “strategic ridgeline fuel break” along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.