“We know we have big challenges ahead,” Berkeley Fire Chief Abe Roman said recently. “We all have to adapt to this new normal.”
The city has cut down nearly 300 trees, mostly eucalyptus and Monterey pine, since 2019 and is now ramping up defensible space inspections of private property in high-fire areas.
Sue Britson launched the Step One School on Spruce Street in 1981 as a place for young Berkeley kids to learn through play. Now generations of families are saying goodbye.
The owner of Hella Yoga found that his business partner, Kelly Johnson, had used company computers to register a business for her boyfriend to spread hate.
The flyers have been tied to a fringe white supremacist group. Similar flyers have been distributed across the Bay Area.
Andrea Scharff’s Art & Lit Gallery, opened in April 2021, rotates its selection every few weeks, showing miniature photographs, hand drawings, a Frida Kahlo exhibit and more.
A federal judge reduced the sentence because there was insufficient proof Amer Alhaggagi intended to harm the U.S. government.
Critics say the move won’t make the Berkeley Hills safer during a wildfire, but will block new housing from wealthy neighborhoods.
A driver struck 90-year-old Jacque Ensign as she walked on Marin Avenue near her North Berkeley home earlier this month.
The crashes took place Thursday and Friday just one block apart.
The pedestrian was crossing at Marin and Euclid avenues when the driver, who was coming down the hill, struck her in the crosswalk, police said.
Homeowners outside the hills could get quick approval for accessory dwelling units up to 20 feet tall under new regulations.