Berkeley’s decision to evacuate the marina followed the data, a state expert told Berkeleyside: “That’s a good thing. Especially in this particular event.”
The odds of a worst-case tsunami hitting Berkeley in the next 50 years are 1 in 20, experts say. Such an event could cause up to 10-15 feet of flooding.
Because they are so rare, it’s hard to predict how much damage a tsunami might cause in Berkeley. But it can be significant.
The order came after an underwater volcano erupted near Tonga.
The flow of methane gas through the decomposing landfill beneath the park has dropped over the years, but it still requires continual maintenance.
Hospitality workers at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the marina have been working without a contract since 2018.
Seabreeze Market and Deli has been serving its loyal fans for decades, but a multimillion-dollar park improvement project could close it for good.
With the drought and other factors placing Chinook salmon populations in peril, Mike Hudson is quitting the commercial fishing business after 25 years.
One council member called paid parking “a no-brainer” and others said it would align with the city’s climate goals.
The marina has $113 million in unfunded infrastructure needs.
Large-scale ferry service could begin in 2026 under the current timeline. A community survey about the future of the marina runs through March 12.
You have until Tuesday to tell the city what improvements you’d like to see with Berkeley’s parks, streets and other infrastructure.
“Berkeley is a good marina. They just don’t have the funding to keep it up,” said Andy Newell, who moved his sailboat to Richmond.
“Sometimes it takes something huge to spark a hard or necessary change,” city staff said.
The roadway, which was built on a causeway, has deteriorated so much that it has been reviled as one of the worst in the city.
The Berkeley City Council is slated receive an update on ferry plans in December. This week’s Zoom session provides another chance to weigh in.
They include the once bustling scene on Telegraph Avenue, a sign in a pool hall, Totland, Berkeley Iceland, Lake Anza and, of course, the Codornices slide.
They include the now-closed pier, the UC Berkeley eucalyptus grove and the tunnel between Codornices Park and the Rose Garden.
Part of Adeline Street has been completely repaved and improvements are planned on University Avenue at the marina. Live Oak Park’s community center is being rebuilt. It’s all part of T1 bond measure work underway now.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a public planning process that could one day bring San Francisco Bay Ferry service to Berkeley.
Marina funding is at a breaking point and, unless investment is made soon, facilities and infrastructure will either require more costly emergency funding or be closed, as was the Berkeley Pier.
Attendance at a local company’s chaperoned Sunday swim from the Berkeley Marina has quadrupled since 2018. And while Homer might chase you, he probably won’t bite.
The burrowing owls that make Cesar Chavez Park their winter home are bringing together dog owners and bird fans to enforce leash laws to protect the rare birds.
When construction is completed in 15 months, people will be able to walk or bike all the way from Oakland to Richmond.
Over 320 people signed up for the 77th annual Oakland Christmas Bird Count which uncovered some species in Berkeley that are rare in the Bay Area.
This year’s Dungeness crab season will be short, so get crackin’.
Berkeleyans went there for views and for banquets, but the restaurant by the bay will shut its doors soon.
How exclusive is this? A clam bake that happens but once a year when there’s a particularly low tide.
At HS Lordships at the Berkeley marina, $35 gets you all-you-can-eat of a vast array of food.
The fire appears likely to have been caused by someone at a homeless encampment, the East Bay parks fire chief said.
Four sailboats and the Coast Guard came to the aid of a 32-year-old German sailor who floated in the cold waters of the bay for 45 minutes.
Police arrested a man they say ran under a pedestrian bridge armed with two knives, then jumped into the bay and refused to be rescued.
Rescue swimmers from the Berkeley Fire Department pulled a 35-year-old woman from the San Francisco Bay on Thursday night, authorities report.
The abandoned boat that drew the attention of waterfront visitors and graffiti artists could finally be cleaned up next week.
A birdwatching tour boat ran aground just after leaving the Berkeley Marina on Saturday afternoon, stranding 43 people and a dog on board, authorities report.