The city overhauled its residential parking permit system in July — putting applications online and ditching the old bumper stickers — in an effort to modernize the program. But the transition wasn’t easy.
Crew on location in Berkeley for ‘13 Reasons Why’ film shoot
The Netflix show has come in for its share of criticism, not least for its graphic depiction of issues such as suicide and rape.
Ask Berkeleyside: Why the fence around Civic Center Park?
Many readers have wondered this week why downtown Berkeley’s Civic Center Park was suddenly fenced off Monday. The answer? Improvements are coming.
Readers ask: What’s that in the water at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park?
Berkeleyside had several inquiries in the past week about algae growing over in West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park.
Union Pacific clears trash dumped near Berkeley railroad tracks, for now
A burgeoning trash pile was cleaned up last week hours after Berkeleyside sent Union Pacific an inquiry about it. We now have the scoop on how to report dumping along the tracks.
Berkeley mail delivery prompts tidal wave of complaints
Local residents have reported numerous problems in Berkeley with the postal service, particularly in recent weeks. Photo: Sonny Abesamis It’s definitely not just you. Late-night and skipped mail deliveries, suspect delivery “attempts,” slow service and mis-delivered mail: Berkeleyside has received complaints about the U.S. Postal Service from more than 80 Berkeley residents in the past week who […]
Ask Berkeleyside: Why no toilets at the Solano Stroll?
The Solano Stroll brings crowds to Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany each year. Photo: Steve Crawford It wasn’t a conspiracy, and it wasn’t by design. There were no portable toilets at the Solano Stroll on Sunday due to “a simple error,” event organizer Allen Cain of the Solano Avenue Association told Berkeleyside this week. Exactly […]
U.S. Navy sent low-flying jet pilot to review board
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet. Photo: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy reported this week that it sent the pilot who flew low over Berkeley earlier this year to a review board to “examine the aeronautical judgment of the aviator during the flight.” Berkeleyside broke the news Monday after receiving a response to a request for […]
Update: Loud plane over Berkeley was Navy F-18
A file photo of an F-18. Photo: Frank Boston Update, Jan. 28, 3:35 p.m. See Berkeleyside’s update on this story. Update, 2:56 p.m. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor identified the loud plane that flew over Berkeley as “an F-18 out of NAS Lemoore.” He said the Navy would know more. Berkeleyside will follow up. Naval Air Station Lemoore is […]
What’s the story behind Berkeley’s inspirational Post-its?
“Did you know how amazing it is simply to be alive right now?” Photo: Emilie Raguso Listen up, readers, right off the bat we need to issue a disclaimer: We don’t know the full answer to the question posed in the headline. But we’re hopeful that, by putting out what we do know, perhaps more […]
What’s happening with the Gilman Street interchange?
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 Earlier […]
Has it gotten harder to be homeless in Berkeley?
New policies at the Berkeley Library prohibit bringing in items larger than 24 inches. One reader wondered if the change were related to the failure of Measure S to pass. Photo: Emilie Raguso After the failure of Measure S to pass in November, we heard from one reader who said there seemed to have been harsher […]