Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor’s lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo’Joe Café.
A man found floating in the Berkeley Marina on Friday morning was pronounced dead at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, authorities report.
A driver was killed Sunday afternoon on the UC Berkeley campus when a tree fell on his vehicle, authorities report.
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.
Firefighters responded to a Cal fraternity Sunday and found smoke but no fire. One young man had a medical emergency while firefighters were there, and was taken to the hospital.
No one expected Meg Schwarzman to survive. Authorities say a driver, high on medical marijuana, ran her over from behind as she pedaled home from work at UC Berkeley in early February. She was pinned under the car when medics arrived. The 43-year-old doctor and researcher had been dragged 60 feet through the intersection at Fulton Street and Bancroft Way. She […]
A burglar alarm at a dry cleaner in Berkeley brought authorities to investigate what turned out to be a fire inside the University Avenue shop earlier this week. The fire, at Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 1319 University, caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to the Berkeley Fire Department. Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken said police were […]
This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See recent Berkeley crime coverage here. The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and times may be approximate. From Feb. 27 to March 5, there were 16 burglary reports, 21 auto break-in or theft from […]
Authorities closed Allston Way in downtown Berkeley on Monday night for about 45 minutes after a report of a fire in a five-story building across from the popular Cancun Taqueria restaurant. Berkeley Fire Department Battalion Chief Bill Kehoe said the call about the fire, in a second-floor unit at 2161 Allston, came in at about 5:40 […]
A fire that erupted in a house at 1517 Dwight Way this morning not only destroyed the building but melted some power lines and ignited two gas meters. Four people who lived in the house managed to escape, according to fire officials. “The occupants reported that they were not sure what woke them up, but […]
A row of parked fire engines made an impressive sight on a rainy Friday afternoon on Addison Street as, inside the Berkeley Repertory Thrust Theatre, eight Berkeley firefighers were promoted in a badge-pinning ceremony which also served to remind the audience what an honorable group of men and women serve and protect the Berkeley community. […]