The tree trunk blockades were installed in 2020 to prevent people from gathering and potentially sparking fires in the Berkeley and Oakland hills.
The closures will last through the Fourth of July and only Grizzly Peak Boulevard residents will be able to pass checkpoints.
Police are reporting three more hate crime arrests in May, and there’s a new community survey out to seek input about the PRC.
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.
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.
This makes the fourth reported armed robbery of a bike in the hills in recent weeks, in addition to at least one other attempted armed robbery.
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
The Oakland Police Department is investigating a homicide on Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
A man taking photos on Grizzly Peak Boulevard early Saturday was accosted by five people who took his cellphone, UCPD has announced.
UC Berkeley campus police have arrested three people — including a 14-year-old — after an armed robbery, assault and carjacking on Grizzly Peak Boulevard on Monday night.