In recent months, the city and campus community have worked together to improve fire safety in large group homes, in particular, before special events or parties.
The bureau of Alcohol and Beverage Control released figures for the first two weekends of the school year indicating alcohol-related incidents spiked 110% this year.
A large crowd of Halloween revelers gathered in Berkeley in what officials described as a riot. Photo: David Yee Citing a riot on Halloween and three alcohol-related deaths near the UC Berkeley campus in recent years, Berkeley officials approved new rules Tuesday night to address rowdy parties and other problems associated with group housing widely […]
Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Jan. 26, at Longfellow niddle School, 1500 Derby St. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Jan. 26, at Longfellow niddle School, 1500 Derby St. Photo: Emilie Raguso Noisy parties around UC Berkeley, an analysis of the police response to the December 2014 Black Lives Matter protests, and a proposal to […]
A young man was found dead Saturday at Pi Kappa Phi. Image: Ted Friedman The Berkeley Police Department has released the identity of the young man who was found dead at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on Channing Way on Dec. 19. They also revealed that he likely fell from a “significant” height before his death, and that […]
A young man was found dead Saturday at Pi Kappa Phi. Image: Google Maps Police responded to a Berkeley fraternity Saturday morning after receiving a report of a young man found unresponsive there. Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver said police were called to the 2900 block of Channing Way, between Prospect and Warring streets, just before […]
A large riot took place in Berkeley early Sunday. Photo: Atreyue Ryken Thousands of revelers took to the streets around Channing Way and Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood Saturday night in what many called “a riot” that ultimately resulted in property damage and at least three assaults, one of which sent a victim to the hospital. Police believe […]
Council meets, for the time being at least, at Old City Hall. Photo: Melati Citrawireja Get ready: The Berkeley City Council meets Tuesday nights for the next three weeks running. Tonight, Sept. 29, begins with a special session at 5:30 p.m. focused on new regulations for mini-dorms and other group living accommodations. The regular meeting begins at […]
Paramedics load a patient into an ambulance during a response to an alcohol poisoning call at Freeborn Hall in the Unit 1 dorms at the University of California, in Berkeley, on Sunday, Aug. 23. The call came in as a possible alcohol poisoning case involving a 19-year-old female in a bathroom in Freeborn Hall. Photo: David […]
Residents, city staff and representatives from UC Berkeley met Monday to discuss parties around campus. Photo: Emilie Raguso Dozens of concerned neighbors met Monday night at the Berkeley Police Department to strategize about how to cut down on “noisy and drunken disturbances,” particularly in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. The city of Berkeley is working on an […]
The Berkeley City Council meets Tuesday nights at Old City Hall. Photo: Emilie Raguso Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council is scheduled to consider new rules to streamline the process for property owners who wish to build accessory dwelling units. Council had been slated, too, to decide whether to expand its mini-dorm ordinance to limit the impacts on neighbors of […]
Apoorve Agarwal. Photo: Apoorve Agarwal/Facebook Update, May 6, 2015: According to the Alameda County coroner’s office, Apoorve Agarwal “was found to have very high levels of ethyl alcohol in his system and appeared to have lost his balance and fell down the brick staircase. The result of the fall caused a significant injury to his brain, which ultimately […]