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Berkeley 911: Pedestrian taken to Highland after crash; callers report loud boom, too

Image: Google maps A pedestrian was taken to Highland Hospital after a vehicle struck her in Berkeley at about 7:45 p.m., according to a scanner audio recording reviewed by Berkeleyside. Authorities received a call that a female, who was unconscious with a possible head and leg injury, had been hit by a vehicle at Ashby […]

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‘Double-roundabouts’ approved at Berkeley’s Gilman interchange; can’t happen without Measure BB money

City staff say roundabouts on Gilman Street at I-80 will improve the interchange in several important ways. This draft design depicts, in white, the roundabouts and roadway that pass under the freeway at ground level. The green lines show the potential alignment of the bike and pedestrian route through the interchange. Image: Parsons Brinckerhoff/Caltrans After […]

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Man dies after falling ill at Ashby BART in Berkeley

A man died earlier this week after passing out at the Ashby BART station. Photo: Michael Patrick Update, Aug. 15, 4:30 p.m. Authorities have identified the man who died after having health complications at the Ashby BART station Tuesday as 54-year-old Keith Golson of Berkeley. Original story, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. A man died this week after passing out […]

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1 sent to hospital after broadside crash in Berkeley

One person required medical treatment after a car crash at Ashby and Telegraph avenues Wednesday morning. Photo: Dominick Palamenti One driver was sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after broadsiding another vehicle at Ashby and Telegraph avenues, authorities said. Police got a report of an overturned vehicle in the South Berkeley intersection shortly before 9:30 a.m. […]

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Berkeley rolling out electric vehicle charging stations

Two new electric vehicle charging stations like these ones have opened for Whole Foods customers at Telegraph and Ashby. Photo: Business Wire Berkeley’s Whole Foods market unveiled two new, powerful charging stations for electric vehicles yesterday at its store at the intersection of Telegraph at Ashby. The move brings the total number of public stations […]