Authorities say Yarman Smith, 33, grabbed a “butcher-style knife” and threatened to kill his parents and himself in late December.
A six-story, 101-unit project proposed in Berkeley at San Pablo and Hearst avenues won near-unanimous approval Thursday night from the zoning board.
Settlement discussions between the two sides did not go very far, even though Berkeley and Cal both say they want to resolve their differences outside of court.
The Regents of the University of California are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the Upper Hearst Development project to create faculty housing, a parking garage and a new academic building for the Goldman School.
Residents of a home that caught fire Saturday in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue have released a statement to thank first responders. They also ask for privacy and community support in the aftermath of the blaze.
A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on Saturday morning, authorities report.
The city of Berkeley says it may file a lawsuit against the University of California tied to concerns about hefty population growth on campus and what it sees as unplanned impacts on the city.
Jesse Arreguín says Cal should not fold projected enrollment increases into an environmental impact report for a new student housing project. He also argues the university should pay more for police and fire services.
A man was taken to the hospital early Monday morning after telling police he had been shot in the knee at a West Berkeley homeless camp, authorities report.
A Berkeley man with a machete slashed a woman Saturday afternoon when she asked him to move along and leave her alone, police report.
The project, in its early stages, includes an academic building for the Goldman School of Public Policy and housing for students and faculty.
Police arrested two young men after they stole a tip jar on Valentine’s Day from a burger shop just north of the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.