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Posted inCommunity

Father of girl struck by car calls for better traffic control

The father of a 9-year-old girl struck by a taxi in a crosswalk last week was among a small contingent of parents and administrators from John Muir Elementary School who asked the Berkeley City Council for pedestrian safety improvements in the area Tuesday. Darryl Bartlow, whose daughter Lillia was hit March 8 while crossing Claremont Avenue […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting

A fourth-grade girl from John Muir Elementary School was hit by a car Tuesday night in a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue that parents have long complained is poorly lit and needs the city’s attention. A car struck the 9-year-old girl as she and her mother were crossing Claremont at Claremont Crescent, right in front of […]

Posted inCrime

Berkeley neighbors help catch 4 teens in dramatic effort after strong-arm robbery

Alert residents worked together Sunday afternoon to help catch four Oakland teens police say robbed an 18-year-old woman on Brookside Avenue in Berkeley’s Claremont neighborhood. The dramatic incident occurred May 3 at around 12:30 p.m. and resulted in the arrest of four girls: three 16-year-olds and one 14-year-old, according to the Berkeley Police Department. It began when a driver on Brookside […]