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Berkeley to join National Night Out celebration Tuesday

Community members at a National Night Out event last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso More than 50 Berkeley community organizations and neighborhood groups will host block parties Tuesday night as part of a national campaign to foster community spirit and increase awareness about public safety and disaster preparedness. The events are part of the 31st annual celebration of National […]

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Berkeley Police: Gas station hold-ups, vandalism, more

Police car patrolling at night. Photo: Emilie Raguso Earlier this year, the Berkeley Police Department relaunched its monthly newsletter to inform the community about notable arrests and incidents, as well as crime prevention tips and safety resources. Along with beat maps and police contacts for each neighborhood, the newsletter highlights arrests and open cases in Berkeley from […]

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Fighting crime in Berkeley one potluck at a time

Residents in the 1000 block of Shattuck Avenue gather for National Night Out. Photo: Hannah Long By Hannah Long On Tuesday night, the Downtown Berkeley Association, BART Police Department, and more than  50 community and neighborhood groups hosted potlucks and parties on Berkeley’s streets as part of National Night Out. This annual event, which began in […]