Rescue swimmers from the Berkeley Fire Department pulled a 35-year-old woman from the San Francisco Bay on Thursday night, authorities report.
Berkeley votes to investigate expanded ferry service, reopening of pier
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.
In debt and in urgent need of investment, Berkeley waterfront is at a ‘crisis point’
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.
Public process on Berkeley pier set to start in January
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
History of the Berkeley pier: A ferry tale
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
Berkeley pier unlikely to re-open before 2018
See more photographs of the Berkeley pier, which the city closed to the public last summer. Photo: Dorothy Brown It’s going to cost so much to repair Berkeley’s historic fishing pier that the city can’t even afford to study the issue until mid-2017 at the soonest. That’s according to a brief report released last week […]
Photographs: An ode to the shuttered Berkeley pier
The Berkeley pier was shuttered indefinitely on July 22, 2105 after Berkeley officials determined it was structurally unsound. Photo: Dorothy Brown By Dorothy Brown There is something mysterious and perhaps even romantic about abandoned spaces. The rust and decay can have a certain kind of beauty, and can engage our imaginations as we wonder what […]
Citing structural problems, Berkeley closes historic pier
The historic Berkeley pier has been closed to the public due to structural problems. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley has announced the closure of its historic municipal fishing pier due to “considerable structural damage” that has made the popular walkway unsafe for the public. Damage to the concrete decking and support system of the pier […]
Berkeley first responders rescue woman from marina
Berkeley Pier: A woman was rescued from the water near the pier on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2014. Photo, taken in 2011, by Jef Poskanzer Berkeley emergency responders rescued a woman from the water at the Berkeley Marina early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 11. At 5:32 a.m., Berkeley’s emergency communication center received a report of someone in the […]
Berkeley firefighter rescues woman from the bay
Water rescue at the Berkeley pier. Photo: Dina Becerra A Berkeley firefighter rescue swimmer saved a woman late Thursday afternoon after she reportedly jumped off the Berkeley Pier into the San Francisco Bay, authorities said. The woman and a man who jumped into the bay to try to rescue her before authorities arrived were taken to […]