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6 MAPS: How city's changed over last decade | FREE THIS FALL: Berkeley City College | CATCH UP: People's Park | WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT: Monkeypox, COVID

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

EBMUD delivers pipes to Panoramic Hill via helicopter

The East Bay Municipal Utility District has hired a helicopter to lift about 2,500 feet of pipe into the Panoramic Way neighborhood. The red helicopter started lifting the pipe around 10 a.m. and will complete its task around 2 p.m., according to EBMUD spokeswoman Andrea Pook. The roads leading up Panoramic Hill are so windy […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

UPDATE: Water won’t be fixed until after 10 p.m.; 650 customers have no service

Update, 3:30 p.m. North Berkeley water repairs are taking longer than planned and won’t be working again until after 10 p.m. Friday, EBMUD has announced. Full restoration may even last into early Saturday morning, according to an advisory released just after 3 p.m. “This water service outage has been extended to multiple residential blocks in the […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Water main rupture causes Berkeley street to buckle

On Monday evening a water main rupture flooded Parker Street near Regent in central Berkeley and caused part of the street to buckle. Water gushed down the 2500 block of Parker for nearly an hour before East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) was able to shut off the flow. The Berkeley Fire Department received a call at 5:49 p.m. alerting it to […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Nature

Old pipe breaks, closes Grant Street in Berkeley; 40 customers without water

Dozens of central Berkeley residents around Grant Street and Bancroft Way have been dealing with a water main break since Friday morning. Grant has been closed from Allston Way to Bancroft as crews work to fix the problem. Some lanes may be reopened as the work continues. East Bay Municipal Utility District spokeswoman Abby Figueroa said customers called […]