“We know we have big challenges ahead,” Berkeley Fire Chief Abe Roman said recently. “We all have to adapt to this new normal.”
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.
It’s difficult for emergency vehicles to pass through many narrow streets in the Berkeley Hills. Photos: Bob Flasher It’s difficult for emergency vehicles to pass through many narrow streets in the Berkeley Hills. Photos: Bob Flasher The Berkeley Disaster and Fire Safety Commission is working on a proposal to restrict parking on what it describes […]
Utility wires at Grant and Bancroft. The City Council will vote on a proposal to look into moving Berkeley’s wires underground. Photo: Google Maps Utility wires at Grant and Bancroft. The City Council will vote on a proposal to look into moving Berkeley’s wires underground. Photo: Google Maps UPDATE, July 13: Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who […]
A drone spotted in Berkeley last October. Photo: William Newton The Berkeley City Council voted last week to enact a one-year moratorium on the use or acquisition of drones by the Berkeley Police Department. The Feb. 24 vote came despite the fact that the department had no plans to get or use a drone. “We don’t own […]
Advocates calling to make Berkeley a “no drone zone” set up in front of Tuesday night’s council meeting to spread the word. Photo: mary mad Tuesday evening, the Berkeley City Council delved into the sticky issue of drone regulation, and plans to take an even deeper look at the related ramifications at some point in the future. […]
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 […]
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 […]