More than five years after Berkeley started working on a redesign, the updated website is set to go live this spring.
After four years of consideration, the city of Berkeley launched its Twitter account Monday afternoon to help improve the consistency and flow of information it provides to the public. The first tweet from the city? “Hi, Berkeley, we’re here!” was posted just after 12:20 p.m., and followed quickly by a link to a news release […]
A pilot program by the Berkeley Police Department to send out email and text alerts using a web-based service called Nixle has been live for about two weeks. Nearly 2,000 people have signed up for the service, and the Police Department has sent out eight notices since the launch of the program May 1. The […]
The city of Berkeley is kicking off its first foray into social media communication with a six-month pilot program to let police officers send crime and safety alerts directly to the public, city staff announced Monday night. City staff has been saying since 2011 that plans to explore social media usage, and develop a policy […]
Two members of the Berkeley City Council are pushing the city manager to come up with a concrete plan about how city staff will use social media, via a consent calendar item on Tuesday night’s council agenda. City staff said in February that a social media policy is in the works. Berkeleyside took a look […]
Nearly three years after Berkeley city staff said the municipality was working on a social media policy to allow for greater transparency and communication, the city still has virtually no online presence apart from its official website. In the meantime, surrounding cities have taken up the challenge, particularly in the area of crime fighting, with […]
Councilmember Kriss Worthington took to the Twitterverse on Thursday, and he did so with a vengeance. Worthington signed up for Twitter in the morning, and began sending out a steady stream of tweets. “Congratulations to Berkeley High RISE students (EBAYC) on filming immigration documentary “The Next Step,” was one tweet. “Pinkberry’s grand opening on Telegraph Avenue […]
When a hit-and-run driver mowed down a pedestrian at the intersection of Market and O’Farrell streets in San Francisco on February 25, the police department sent out a call for witnesses on its Facebook page, which has about 3,000 fans. When a woman wearing nurses’ scrubs stole a wallet and used a pilfered credit card […]