The new city website been lauded for its design, but links to public records have been broken, frustrating council members and activists.
Berkeley’s website dates back to the Bush administration. It’s finally getting a refresh
More than five years after Berkeley started working on a redesign, the updated website is set to go live this spring.
Neighbors fight proposed Verizon cell site in North Berkeley — again
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
Still a mystery: Inspection finds no answers in deaths of Berkeley couple
A mechanical engineer who ran a battery of tests in a South Berkeley apartment found no apparent cause for the carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a couple and their cats.
Apartment where couple, cats died ‘red-tagged’ pending expert inspection
The apartment where a young Berkeley couple and their cats were found dead in January has been “red tagged” by city staff, and the building owner has been directed to have the unit inspected by a licensed contractor before anyone can live there again.
City of Berkeley wants help to improve website, services
The city of Berkeley is on a mission to improve its website, as well as to determine if there are more services it can offer online. The city’s website currently lists names of city officials, has information about a host of issues from affordable housing to birth and death certificates to how to drive to […]
UC Berkeley reports sewage leak into Strawberry Creek
Sign warning of contaminated water near the bay shared by David Weisz on Twitter on Nov. 14, 2016 An accidental sewage leak into Strawberry Creek reported by UC Berkeley on Nov. 7 prompted both the city and the university to put up signs warning people about contaminated water. According to city spokesman Matthai Chakko, UC […]
Police roust homeless camp; activists vow to return
Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Early Friday morning, Berkeley police dismantled an encampment that had been set up on Adeline Street to protest the way the city provides homeless services. A contingent of […]
City of Berkeley fined nearly $100K after longtime worker ‘fatally crushed’ by garbage truck
Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died after being pinned by a city garbage truck. Photo: Tolliver family Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died after being pinned by a city garbage truck. Photo: Tolliver family A state agency has fined the city of Berkeley nearly $100,000 after a worker was […]
Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting
A fourth-grader was struck by a car Tuesday on a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue and suffered two broken legs. Photo: Kevin Chang 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 […]
Advocates: Berkeley must extend bike lane on Fulton
The existing bike lane on Fulton Street ends at Bancroft Way. Image: Google Maps The existing bike lane on Fulton Street ends at Bancroft Way. Image: Google Maps Cycling advocates are pleading with the city to extend a southbound bike lane on Fulton Street, near the Cal campus, following the crash last week that nearly killed a Berkeley mother and […]
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 […]