Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested a man in downtown Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials and community reports.
Some of the defendants in the lawsuits connected to the collapse have agreed to pay restitution to those killed or injured.
California has revoked the license of Segue Construction which oversaw construction of the building where a balcony sheared off June 16, 2015, killing six.
Library Gardens, the site of the 2015 fatal balcony collapse, has been rebranded as K Street Flats and repainted a bright blue.
One year ago today, Berkeley woke up to the horrifying news that a balcony holding 13 people had sheared off the face of Library Gardens, an apartment building in downtown Berkeley, sending six people in their 20s to their deaths. News of the tragedy rippled through the world, as most of those killed were young Irish students […]
Update: Berkeley mayor reacts to the DA’s decision — see foot of the story. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Tuesday that her office will not be filing criminal charges in relation to the June 16, 2015, balcony collapse in downtown Berkeley that killed six students, and left seven others with serious injuries. The DA’s investigation […]
Inspections performed in Berkeley since last year’s deadly balcony collapse at Library Gardens found more than 400 buildings that needed work out of nearly 2,200 with weather-exposed elements, such as balconies, stairways, decks and landings, according to a city report released Wednesday afternoon. The inspections were part of the city’s response to the Library Gardens […]
The contractor for Library Gardens used inferior wood to construct the balcony that collapsed June 16, and allowed it to be saturated by rain before enclosing it, according to 12 lawsuits filed in Alameda County Superior Court on Thursday by families of those killed in the disaster as well as those injured. The wood in […]
The Alameda County district attorney’s office is hoping to determine the source of water intrusion that led a fifth-floor balcony to collapse in Berkeley in June, killing six and injuring seven. The tragedy at Library Gardens was an international story, due both to the number of victims who died or suffered serious injuries, and the fact […]
A month after a fifth-floor balcony snapped off the façade of 2020 Kittredge St. in Berkeley, sending six people in their 20s to their deaths and injuring seven others, hundreds of people gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Sunday to honor them. The event was a “Month’s Mind,” a traditional Irish […]
After a deadly balcony collapse in June that killed six and injured seven in downtown Berkeley, the City Council voted Tuesday night to change several laws to improve building safety throughout the city. Council voted unanimously to require periodic inspections of all existing weather-exposed exterior building elements, including balconies, stairs and decks. Those elements now need […]
The Berkeley City Council may vote next week to amend the municipal code in an effort to make local buildings safer following the fatal collapse in June of a wood-rotted fifth-floor balcony at Library Gardens. The city pledged last month to consider the adoption of stricter rules related to building inspections following the accident at the downtown Berkeley apartment […]