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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

No ‘smoking gun’ in Berkeley balcony design

City of Berkeley officials on Thursday released the architectural and structural renderings used to construct Library Gardens at 2020 Kittredge St., and there was no “smoking gun” that revealed a design flaw that might have led to Tuesday’s balcony collapse that killed six people and injured seven others. The design for the balconies and their […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fires, Housing & Development

Firm that built Berkeley complex has been fined, sued

In a series of stories, Berkeleyside examines the building where six people died and seven were seriously injured Tuesday after a balcony collapsed. Part 1 looks at a history of complaints by residents, Part 2 examines potential issues surrounding the balcony construction, and Part 3, below, looks at some of the issues faced by the company that built the […]

Posted inBusiness, Obituaries

Terry Sellards, former editor of the Berkeley Gazette

A memorial service is planned in San Francisco for Terry Sellards, 76, former executive editor of the Berkeley Gazette and Richmond Independent and a long-time communications consultant in the Bay Area. His memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at St. Agnes Church, 1025 Masonic Ave., in San Francisco.  Mr. Sellards died […]