The City Council approved deals with three of the unions representing Berkeley workers.
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The fire appears likely to have been caused by someone at a homeless encampment, the East Bay parks fire chief said.
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.
Measure FF funds will allow the fire department to prepare for wildfires, and hire and train more staff.
The closures will last through the Fourth of July and only Grizzly Peak Boulevard residents will be able to pass checkpoints.
A dozen or more sirens are expected to be installed. They’ll be capable of broadcasting spoken evacuation messages targeted at individual neighborhoods.
The girl, who was visiting family in Berkeley, was taken to the Alameda County Juvenile Hall in San Leandro.
A new evacuation software system called Zonehaven is scheduled to go live on June 15.
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.
Drought is the likely culprit in the first die-back pattern researchers have seen in the Bay Area.
No residents or firefighters were injured but several people were displaced from the home, which is no longer fit to live in.