One firefighter was injured during operations Tuesday but is recovering. Crews are planning to return to Berkeley soon.
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.
No, there won’t be any “corporate-style office park,” as flyers posted in the neighborhood and on social media falsely claimed.
A passionate gardener and lover of nature, Carole served on the Berkeley Parks and Recreation Commission for over 20 years, beginning in the early 1980s.
The public has until April 9 to give feedback on giving two playgrounds a facelift and installing native gardens.
Work at the site included a seismic retrofit and maintenance upgrades, as well as other improvements, and was funded by the Measure T1 bond.
Berkeley allowed pools to reopen on Aug. 28 but it is taking time for the city to hire new staff and work out safety plans.
Bacteria levels in the water at Aquatic Park have been within normal limits for the past two weeks, prompting city staff to tell the community Friday evening that it’s all right to go back in the water.
The city is stepping up efforts to determine why dangerous bacteria that may cause illness have been proliferating in Aquatic Park since early August, making the park off-limits for recreation in recent weeks.
The water in West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park is currently unsafe for any human contact, the city said Friday evening, following substantial increases in bacteria there, lab tests show.
Warning notices around West Berkeley’s Aquatic Park lagoon will remain in place through the weekend, the city told Berkeleyside late Friday afternoon.
A huge increase in E. coli bacteria at the north end of Aquatic Park has caused the city to urge community members to minimize activities that require contact with the water. Warning signs are being posted.