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Father of girl struck by car calls for better traffic control

The father of a 9-year-old girl struck by a taxi in a crosswalk last week was among a small contingent of parents and administrators from John Muir Elementary School who asked the Berkeley City Council for pedestrian safety improvements in the area Tuesday. Darryl Bartlow, whose daughter Lillia was hit March 8 while crossing Claremont Avenue […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting

A fourth-grade girl from John Muir Elementary School was hit by a car Tuesday night in a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue that parents have long complained is poorly lit and needs the city’s attention. A car struck the 9-year-old girl as she and her mother were crossing Claremont at Claremont Crescent, right in front of […]

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Police honor 10-year-old for helping find missing man

A fifth grader at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley was honored in his classroom yesterday by the Berkeley police  for his “eagle eye and his quick, decisive response” in helping search teams find a missing senior citizen with dementia last week. Sixty-one-year-old Monte Winterhalter went missing from a house on Tunnel Road near Domingo Avenue […]