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Police arrest 2 after Bonar music video shoot

Gang-related graffiti has been a common sight near Strawberry Creek Park, particularly on the Berkeley Youth Alternatives building, as shown here in 2014. Local residents have been working together to “reclaim the park from gangs” in the past year, according to a city parks commissioner. Photo: Emilie Raguso Gang-related graffiti has been a common sight near […]

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Berkeley police make attempted homicide arrest

Image: Google maps Berkeley police arrested a 56-year-old man Thursday night on suspicion of attempted homicide in what appears to have been an incident of domestic violence, authorities said Friday afternoon. Police arrested Theodore Roosevelt Carter at 11:48 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of gunfire in the 2900 block of King Street in South Berkeley, between […]

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San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing

Photo: Krishna Ferreira, via Facebook Update: On April 14, 2017, Krishna Ferreira was convicted of voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to serve his time in San Quentin State Prison and will be eligible for parole in August 2025, according to prison records online. Original story: A 24-year-old San Leandro man […]

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Gang violence, drug use, graffiti spark renewed push to clean up West Berkeley park

City workers have been cutting back and clearing out brush as part of an attempt to clean up Strawberry Creek Park. Photo: Emilie Raguso Stepped up police patrols, trimmed-back bushes and increased efforts to clean up graffiti around Strawberry Creek Park are among a slew of recent steps by the city following two troubling incidents in March, […]

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Berkeley Police on 3 recent shootings: ‘Responding to these incidents is our top priority’

Berkeley Police have responded to three shootings this week. Image: Google Maps Three shootings in Berkeley since last weekend have raised safety concerns around town, and police area coordinators have been using their email lists to ask for cooperation and assure residents that the incidents are under investigation. Two shootings took place on Harmon Street […]