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Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety, Fire

Drone battle to come before Berkeley City Council

Two quadricopter drones, typical of the designs popular with hobbyists. Photo: Gregor Hartl/Ars Electronica More than a year after the Berkeley City Council asked three city panels to take a look at the use of drones around town, two starkly different recommendations are slated to come before officials in a special work session later this […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley targets underserved for disaster preparedness

Council Member Darryl Moore: “Having 70% of the caches in the hill districts is just not acceptable” Berkeley’s City Council Tuesday night debated how the city’s disaster preparedness program has been disproportionately adopted in the hill districts, and left vulnerable — and generally poorer — districts in the flats far behind in terms of both training […]