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Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Church services held for balcony collapse victims

By Tracey Taylor and Francesca Paris The Consul General of Ireland coordinated a church service Friday evening in collaboration with a local priest to remember four of the young college students who lost their lives as a result of a balcony collapse on June 16 in Berkeley. The service was held at Saint Columba Catholic Church on San Pablo Avenue […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

At park vigil, cathedral mass, people gather to remember victims of Berkeley balcony collapse

By Emily Dugdale and Tracey Taylor On Wednesday evening, friends, family members and others who simply wanted to show their respect gathered in a park in Berkeley and a cathedral in Oakland to mourn the deaths of six young students who died after a balcony collapsed at Berkeley’s Library Gardens apartment building in the early hours of Tuesday […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fires

Mayor, consul general, lay wreaths to honor 6 killed in Berkeley balcony collapse

A difficult day for Berkeley came to a close wrapped in the mournful tones of a single bagpipe as Berkeley’s mayor and Ireland’s San Francisco-based consul general laid two wreaths at the site of a tragic balcony collapse. A fifth-floor balcony at Library Gardens at 2020 Kittredge St. collapsed early Tuesday morning, plunging five Irish students and one […]