BPD: “At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping.”
Berkeley kids speak up for science
Two Berkeley brothers, ages 11 and 12, started an organization encouraging other kids to participate in the March for Science on April 22.
School on alert, students on edge about ‘evil clowns’
Sightings and online reports of creepy clowns some real, many fake, are keeping police departments busy nationwide.
Crime in Berkeley: Teen raped on Grizzly Peak, high-speed chase on Dohr, fake report of shooter on campus, more
In this week’s blotter: an 18-year-old reported having been raped on Grizzly Peak, an elderly man with mental issues tried to rob a bank using a note, there was a high-speed chase and crash on Dohr, and a local sandwich shop owner said he was underwhelmed by the police response when he found a drugged-out man locked in the bathroom when the owner came in to open the shop one morning.
King Middle School reports suspicious activity after spate of attempted child abductions in Berkeley
Two boys walking home from King Middle School on Monday, April 4, reported suspicious activity from a man in a parked car at Colusa Avenue near Marin Avenue. Image: Google Maps Two Berkeley middle schoolers escaped a possible attempted child abduction Monday after a man in a parked car beckoned them to come over and said he […]
Religious group with cameras targets school kids
The van that was outside King Middle School in Berkeley on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Photo Jolie Gobler When Jolie Gobler, an eighth-grader at King Middle School in Berkeley, left school at the end of the day Wednesday last week she was surprised to see people right outside campus assertively passing out religious pamphlets to students, […]
Jamie Oliver visits Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
Man suspected of trying to abduct 2 Berkeley girls
The attempted abduction happened near the intersection of Berryman and Josephine streets near the King campus. Image: Google Maps On Thursday, May 2, officials say two sixth grade girls, who were waiting to be picked up from King Middle School, were approached by a man who asked them to help him retrieve an item from […]
Berkeley schools see new appointments at the top
Audrey Amos: newly appointed principal at John Muir Elementary School It’s like a game of musical chairs at Berkeley schools right now, as a group of new faces move into top positions following the departure of key personnel. John Muir and Oxford Elementary schools, King Middle School and Berkeley Technology Academy (B-Tech) have new principals, and […]