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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Crime calls: Gunfire on Stuart, battery arrest, psych eval

Readers often ask Berkeleyside about public safety incidents, like this arrest on Milvia Street on Tuesday. Email crime@berkeleyside.com with questions and photos, or get in touch on social media. Photo: Jeannie Choe Berkeleyside got several questions Tuesday about police activity in town, including an investigation into gunfire on Stuart Street that damaged a vehicle, an arrest […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Woman arrested (again) in Berkeley after arson

Police arrested a transient Berkeley woman in connection with arson Wednesday night. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake A transient Berkeley woman who’s had repeated run-ins with police in the past is back in custody Thursday after authorities say she set at least one dumpster on fire by the library Wednesday night. Dawn Carraway, 26, was arrested just before […]

Posted inHousing & Development

New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval

StoneFire could break ground this coming January at 1974 University Ave. Image: Johnson Lyman Architects Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place of the Firestone tire shop at 1974 University Ave.. No one spoke against the project in the […]

Posted inFire

Berkeley Sauna closed temporarily, 6 displaced after fire

A fire in the 1900 block of Milvia Street near downtown Berkeley caused extensive damage Saturday. Photo: Joshua Schoolfield A two-alarm fire over the weekend in the Milvia Street building occupied by a popular Berkeley spa caused up to $100,000 in damage, temporarily closed the operation and displaced six residents, authorities said Monday. On Saturday, […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Developer submits 8-story project for University, Milvia

The eight-story “Stonefire” building has been proposed at Milvia and University. For context, nearby Berkeley Central on Center Street rises nine stories. Image: Johnson Lyman Architects A new eight-story building could take the place of the Firestone garage and parking lot at Milvia and University, if a newly proposed development at 1974 University Ave. is […]