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Op-ed: Christmas Fantasy at Tilden Park is less spectacular, but 103-merry go round is in better shape

“They ruined Christmas!” starts Mike K. of Berkeley’s Yelp review of Tilden Regional Park Merry-Go-Round posted on Dec. 11. That is how I was feeling when my children and I headed up to see Christmas Fantasy this weekend. While my daughter warned me that her friends were whispering on the playground at school that it […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police search South Berkeley after Seabreeze homicide

A search warrant operation in South Berkeley woke many residents early Thursday. Photo: A citizen reporter Authorities conducted a warrant search in South Berkeley early Thursday that was connected to a fatal shooting last week at the Seabreeze Market. The Berkeley Police Department put out a notice Thursday evening about the operation after receiving “several inquiries” […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Photo: Jewel Lake Tilden Park, one of many of the EBRPD parks that is participating in Free 3rd Friday program, including on Friday Aug. 15. Photo: Nancy Rubin FREE PARK LIFE The East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering “free third Fridays” in its parks, including Tilden. From April to December, fees will be waived for a variety […]

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East Bay at high risk of wildfires: Preventive measures key

One of the last significant wildfires in the Bay Area was on Angel Island in October 2008. Photo: Chris Wage/Creative Commons Allen Benitez, Chief of Protective Services at Berkeley Lab admits he’s nervous. “With the drought this summer, there is an extraordinarily high risk of fire in the hills,” he said. The Lab’s location in the Berkeley foothills, […]