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Posted inCrime & Safety, Fire

Home fire closes Ashby between Shattuck and Telegraph

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a residential structure in the 3000 block of Wheeler Street, near Ashby Avenue, Saturday morning. The stretch of Ashby between Shattuck and Telegraph avenues was closed to traffic as a result, Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver told Berkeleyside. Rateaver said nobody was injured by the fire but a dog was rescued from […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Suspected DUI motorist crashes into Berkeley marina

Authorities worked to beat the tide Sunday to remove a vehicle that crashed Saturday night into the Berkeley Marina and began leaking fluids into the water. Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver said crews responded to the marina after a vehicle left the roadway, where University Avenue and Marina Boulevard split, shortly before midnight. Scroll down for updates and […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

‘Unconstitutional police attacks’ in December Berkeley protests spur civil rights lawsuit

Eleven demonstrators and journalists have filed a civil rights complaint against the city of Berkeley, the city of Hayward, former Berkeley City Manager Christine Daniel, Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan, and 13 other named police officers in federal court seeking changes in how Berkeley polices demonstrations and damages for what they term “unconstitutional police attacks” during […]