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Posted inCity, Community

Nurses, officials voice concerns about Alta Bates changes

“We have a real problem and it’s a regional problem,” said Mayor Tom Bates on Tuesday night amid a brief discussion by the Berkeley City Council related to plans by Sutter Health to move inpatient services to Oakland, leaving Berkeley services focused on outpatient care. Council voted unanimously in support of a resolution to oppose “plans to […]

Posted inCity

Sutter addresses rumors that Alta Bates hospital to close

For months, neighbors of Alta Bates Hospital in South Berkeley’s Elmwood District have been hearing rumors that the hospital, owned by Sutter Health, plans to close. The buzz was getting so loud, said Lucy Smallsreed, president of the Bateman Neighborhood Association, that she asked the hospital to respond. Smallsreed said Stacey Wells, Sutter vice president of communications […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police join forces on Berkeley-Oakland robbery series

Berkeley Police Department has started a joint patrol with BART Police and is collaborating with the Oakland Police Department to investigate a rash of armed robberies involving stolen cars that have been concentrated within a few blocks of each other on the North Oakland-South Berkeley border near Ashby BART station. Berkeley Police believe three robberies […]