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Posted inCrime & Safety

Man injured after being struck by train on Berkeley tracks

An eastbound Amtrak train struck a man who was on the train tracks near West Berkeley’s Gilman crossing Tuesday morning at around 9:30 a.m., according to Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo. The man, who Castillo described as “trespassing,” was injured and transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland. His condition was unknown. The Gilman intersection was […]

Posted inCity

Wavy Gravy and the fish

Our post on the Berkeley mural treasure hunt prompted Berkeleysider Ira Serkes to share this photo he took of “Berkeley institution” Wavy Gravy sitting in front of the mural depicting him holding a fish at the Berkeley Amtrak Station dedication in 2008. Naturally, he was holding a fish. Earlier that day, Ira had run into Gravy at […]