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Posted inCommunity

Unstoppable: Berkeley cyclist’s miraculous recovery after crash that nearly killed her

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 […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fire

Fire calls: Blaze at Berkeley dry cleaner causes $100K in damage; man rescued from water at marina

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 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeleyside Police Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 2/27-3/5

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 […]