A creative force and a voracious gossip — a curmudgeon who inspired great loyalty — Rowinski, 86, worked as a photographer, river guide, gardener, and plantsman.
Rusted rebar and supply delays pushed back the reopening of King Pool and West Campus Pool. They had been closed since April.
Both of Berkeley’s city-operated swimming pools will be closed for four to six weeks, starting in mid-April.
Yassir Chadly, raised in a family of Moroccan champion swimmers and known for his sage and silly storytelling, has retired after 30 years as an instructor at Berkeley’s pools.
For residents in the surrounding neighborhoods who have pushed for this change since 2017, the two-year campaign has been about more than a community pool. It’s been about equity.
The pool was shut down last week after broken equipment fed too much chlorine into the water and caused bad physical reactions.
The East Bay offers a wonderful choice of pools for swimming laps. Here’s a roundup of a selection tried so far by a relative newcomer to Berkeley.
With the passage of the $100 million city infrastructure bond act, the city and its citizens must now turn their attention to how best to program the funds. At the very top of the list should be the rebuilding of the South Berkeley community pool on the grounds of Willard Middle School. The city closed […]
A lifeguard who leapt into the pool to deal with the animal said the incident surprised the kids, but that nobody was hurt.
Strawberry Canyon Pool (file photo). Photo: Citizen reporter An Oakland man has been charged with groping eight young girls in a UC Berkeley pool over the summer. The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged 38-year-old Ryan Lee McCorvie with eight felony counts alleging lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old. District attorney’s office spokeswoman Teresa […]
The photo, released by UCPD, of the man suspected of groping children. Update, Dec. 14: The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged 38-year-old Ryan Lee McCorvie with eight felony counts alleging lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old. Read more on Berkeleyside. Update, Oct. 27: According to the Alameda County district attorney’s office, this case […]
Photo, released by UCPD, of the man suspected of groping children The University of California Police Department is looking for a man reported to have groped several children while they were swimming in Strawberry Canyon Pool on Thursday. According to a UCPD notice released Friday at about 10:50 a.m., the reports came in Thursday at about 5:45 […]