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UPDATED: 2022 gunfire map | PEOPLE'S PARK: Court halts construction after protests | WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT: Monkeypox, COVID

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

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 inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Fundraiser launched to help girl struck by taxi in Berkeley

Update, March 12: In just two days, 120 people have raised more than $10,000 for the fourth-grader, whose legs were broken after she was hit by a taxi in a crosswalk in Berkeley. The campaign has increased the goal to $15,000.  Original story, March 11, 1:43 p.m. Supporters of the little girl whose legs were broken earlier this week […]

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 […]