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Posted inCommunity

Partying at UC Berkeley may have just gotten harder

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 used by students. About 15 Cal students, including representatives from governance group the Associated Students of the University of California, asked the […]

Posted inCommunity

Coroner releases autopsy results on balcony victims; first responders sought help for shock, stress

The six young people who fell to their deaths Tuesday when a balcony snapped off the fifth floor of Library Gardens in downtown Berkeley died of multiple blunt injuries, the Alameda County coroner’s office said Thursday. Four of the youth died from “multiple blunt injuries,” one died of “blunt trauma to the head and brain,” […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Exclusive: 23-minute delay for paramedics during Berkeley protests, patient later died

They were just two minutes away, but it took paramedics 27 minutes during the Berkeley protests in December to reach a patient who later died, according to documents obtained by Berkeleyside under a Public Records Act request. For 23 of those minutes, paramedics were waiting for a police escort, as per a standing city protocol, to ensure they could avoid the […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fire

Exclusive: Man died after Berkeley protests delayed help

A man who collapsed while waiting for Berkeley paramedics to arrive later died at the hospital, city employees have told Berkeleyside, after large protests that wracked the city earlier this month delayed first responders. Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong has declined to comment on the incident, saying he is prohibited from doing so because of medical privacy laws. “Anytime there is a […]

Posted inFire

15 displaced after early-morning fire in North Berkeley

A fire broke out at 1802 Bonita Ave. near Delaware Street around 5:06 a.m. Monday morning, displacing 15 people living in various rooms. No-one was injured in the blaze, which sent huge flames shooting above the white, three-story Victorian-style house. “When crews arrived they found fire and smoke coming from the third story,” said Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong. […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Events, Schools

With big soccer game approaching, UC Berkeley addresses impacts from Memorial Stadium

Representatives from the city of Berkeley and Cal invited residents near Memorial Stadium to discuss the impact of upcoming events — including the July 26 International Champions Cup soccer game — on the neigborhood. Fire safety, public intoxication, illegal parking and what to do in case of a significant disaster were among concerns raised by attendees. Christine […]