Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
The driver was a teenage girl with out-of-state license plates, according to preliminary information.
One neighbor said there had been two serious crashes at the intersection in less than 24 hours, following a third bad crash several weeks prior.
Police arrested three young men after reports of gunfire, with one driver chasing another, in central Berkeley early Friday morning.
Authorities say a man caught on video being shot by Berkeley police with a round from a “less-lethal” weapon had been threatening a convenience store clerk with a knife just before officers got to the scene.
Three teenage boys and two adults from Oakland attacked a woman walking in South Berkeley on Saturday night during a robbery that was interrupted by a Berkeley police officer who happened to be nearby, authorities say.
Police identified Rashad Albert as the shooter after interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, according to court papers.
A man who suddenly attacked a woman he did not know as she walked to her friend’s home in South Berkeley last weekend has been charged with attempted murder, authorities report.
Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor’s lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo’Joe Café.
A crash at Sacramento and Fairview streets in South Berkeley left a pedestrian unresponsive Wednesday night. Crista Carlson, 70, of Emeryville died in June.
Firefighters rescued a mother and her teenage son off a second-floor balcony early Friday morning after someone set a fire outside their townhome on Stanton Street in South Berkeley, authorities report.
A Berkeley mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been charged with entering a South Berkeley man’s home without permission in January, according to court papers obtained by Berkeleyside.