Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.
East Bay Regional Park District
No one injured at brush fire from outdoor cooking near Berkeley Marina
The fire did not threaten any structures and firefighters knocked it out in 30 minutes.
As mass tree death worsens, East Bay parks get $10M for removal
About 1,500 acres of trees in the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
Update: Controlled burn postponed in Tilden
The burn was planned as part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s efforts to create a “strategic ridgeline fuel break” along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Elizabeth Echols wins East Bay parks director race
Incumbent Elizabeth Echols has won the race for East Bay Regional Park Board Ward 1 directorship, securing 65% of the cast votes in Alameda Couty and 56% in Contra Costa County.
Jewel Lake in Tilden Park is ‘a ghost of what it once was’
If you’ve visited Jewel Lake in Tilden recently, you’ll have noticed it’s looking more like a muddy puddle than a lake. Why is that — and is anything being done about it?
‘A 20-year wind event’ will hit the Bay Area on Sunday, prompting the closure of 11 parks
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday morning
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
Barriers go up along Grizzly Peak to cut down fire risk in Berkeley, Oakland
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
Berkeley’s first police chief supported eugenics, prompting calls to rename Vollmer Peak
August Vollmer has long been lauded for the innovations he brought to policing. But revelations about some of his beliefs are making people reexamine his legacy.
‘Extreme fire activity’ closes most East Bay regional parks
More than 85,000 acres have burned in the region with only 5% containment, EBRPD said in an alert shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
East Bay Parks closes Point Isabel dog park to comply with shelter-in-place order
The district made the decision in the wake of Monday’s extended order that includes additional restrictions, including dog parks.