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State files legal action against Library Gardens contractor

The fifth-floor balcony at Library Gardens in downtown Berkeley collapsed in June 2015, falling on top of the fourth-floor balcony, killing six. Photo: David Yee The fifth-floor balcony at Library Gardens in downtown Berkeley collapsed in June 2015, falling on top of the fourth-floor balcony, killing six. Photo: David Yee A state agency is seeking to revoke […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

Five contractors face possible license revocation in balcony collapse review

The balcony at Library Gardens which collapsed in June 2015, killing six. Photo: Emily Dugdale The balcony at Library Gardens which collapsed in June 2015, killing six. Photo: Emily Dugdale An investigation by the California State License Board (CSLB) has found five contractors involved in the Library Gardens balcony collapse were in “probable violation of law.” The […]

Posted inCity, Crime, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

DA will not file criminal charges in balcony collapse case

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick (right) and Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy on June 25, 2015 when they announced they were launching a criminal investigation into the June 16 Berkeley balcony collapse. Photo: Emilie Raguso Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick […]

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402 Berkeley buildings found to need fixes after launch of inspection program spurred by balcony collapse

Last year’s deadly balcony collapse at Library Gardens prompted the creation of a new building inspection program. Photo: David Yee Last year’s deadly balcony collapse at Library Gardens prompted the creation of a new building inspection program. Photo: David Yee Inspections performed in Berkeley since last year’s deadly balcony collapse at Library Gardens found more […]