Get Berkeleyside's free newsletter.

Delivered to your inbox at 5 p.m., the Daily Briefing brings you all the latest Berkeley news in one handy place.

"*" indicates required fields

CITY COUNCIL: Pledges to upzone wealthy neighborhoods | PEOPLE'S PARK: Court ruling nears | COVID: What to know | WE'RE HIRING: Public safety reporter

Posted inCrime & Safety

Hundreds of bike crashes near UC Berkeley over 5 years

A ghost bike marks the spot where Shlomo Bentin died cycling in Berkeley. Photo: Zusha Elinson/Bay Citizen By Zusha Elinson / Bay Citizen  Shlomo Bentin, a world-renown neuropsychologist, bought a bicycle last summer to commute to UC Berkeley from his home two miles away. An expert on facial recognition, the 65-year-old Israeli was on a one-year research sabbatical at […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley’s rocky relationship between paving and bikes

Cyclists crossing Sacramento near the North Berkeley BART station. Photo: Nancy Rubin When Israeli neuroscientist Shlomo Bentin died after a bicycle accident last Friday, many of the commenters on Berkeleyside were convinced they knew the culprit: the poor state of the pavement on Bancroft Way. “The pavement quality going down Bancroft is in absolutely atrocious […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Neuroscientist Shlomo Bentin killed in bike accident

Shlomo Bentin, an Israeli cognitive neuroscientist, who died in a bicycle accident on Friday. Photo: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Friday’s bicycle accident on Bancroft Way resulted in the death of 65-year-old Shlomo Bentin, a globally recognized expert in cognitive neuropsychology, who was in Berkeley as a guest lecturer at the university. Bentin was injured […]