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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety, Schools

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 […]

Posted inCommunity

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 […]

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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 […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

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 […]

Posted inCity

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 […]