Rusted rebar and supply delays pushed back the reopening of King Pool and West Campus Pool. They had been closed since April.
King, West Campus pools closing for maintenance work
Both of Berkeley’s city-operated swimming pools will be closed for four to six weeks, starting in mid-April.
Berkeley’s ‘prince of pools’ goes out with a splash
Yassir Chadly, raised in a family of Moroccan champion swimmers and known for his sage and silly storytelling, has retired after 30 years as an instructor at Berkeley’s pools.
Deer jumps into Berkeley pool, disrupts kids’ swim class
A lifeguard who leapt into the pool to deal with the animal said the incident surprised the kids, but that nobody was hurt.
An end for giant North Berkeley eucalyptus
A large eucalyptus tree at King Pool is coming down this week. (Note the tall crane to the left of the tree.) Photo: Mary Flaherty City workers began taking down a huge eucalyptus tree at King Pool in North Berkeley on Wednesday morning after it was found to be decaying at its core. According to […]
One of Berkeley’s largest trees to be cut down
The giant eucalyptus tree near King Pool that needs to be cut down. Photo: Nancy Rubin A giant eucalyptus tree that presides over the swimming pool at King Middle School needs to be felled due to safety concerns, according to City of Berkeley tree experts. The tree, which sports not one, but four massive trunks, and […]
Op-Ed: Berkeley — take steps to re-open Willard pool
Sadly, Measures O & N failed to obtain the required 2/3 vote. I urge the Berkeley Unified School District Board, and the Berkeley City Council, to take the steps necessary to re-open Willard pool as soon as possible. Re-opening Willard pool would cost just a fraction of the costs that would have been incurred under […]