Officials asked residents to help prevent injuries and forest fires by foregoing fireworks entirely, particularly in the Berkeley Hills, where fires can spread especially quickly.
Following a 2022 spree of violent sex crimes in Albany, Berkeley and Oakland, 45-year-old Tommy Lee Giles Jr. of Berkeley was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia were shot and killed at an Oct. 1 house party in North Oakland. Police said they’ve arrested two suspects in the killings, both of whom were juveniles at the time.
Organizers of the monthly rides — which often traverse Oakland and Berkeley — say it’s just another example of aggressive behavior by people behind the wheel.
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
Police closed several blocks near the city border Wednesday afternoon due to a report about an armed man in the 3300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley.
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
A FedEx driver was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday on the Berkeley-Oakland border, and police are asking for the community’s help to solve the case.
Self-defense was not a factor for five young men, including three from Berkeley, charged in the fatal shooting of a lone 24-year-old in Oakland last year, a judge ruled this week.
Authorities are investigating an unexplained death in Berkeley on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, police report.
“He was just all about making sure everyone is happy. He’d always want to hug and kiss me, and say, ‘You’re gonna miss my hugs.’ And I do, I really do.”