More than five years after Berkeley started working on a redesign, the updated website is set to go live this spring.
City of Berkeley (finally) goes live on Twitter
City spokesman Matthai Chakko will oversee the city’s Twitter account. Photo: Matthai Chakko City spokesman Matthai Chakko will oversee the city’s Twitter account. Photo: Matthai Chakko 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. […]
Berkeley Police crime alert experiment underway
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 […]
Berkeley to launch Nixle crime alerts for phone, email
Berkeley Police honored Brandon Coleman (left) in January for helping locate a missing at-risk man after learning about him through a text alert sent by the Oakland Police Department. Beginning May 1, Berkeley will for the first time have the same tool. Photo: Mark Coplan The city of Berkeley is kicking off its first foray […]
Berkeley officials: Social media ‘critical’ for transparency
Councilmen Gordon Wozniak and Jesse Arreguín are pushing for more transparency from Berkeley’s city manager. Photo: Emilie Raguso Councilmen Gordon Wozniak and Jesse Arreguín are pushing for more transparency from Berkeley’s city manager. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two members of the Berkeley City Council are pushing the city manager to come up with a concrete plan […]
3 years on, city of Berkeley still stuck on social media
Berkeley boy Brandon Coleman, shown here during a TV interview in January, helped find a missing man after the Oakland Police Department used alert service Nixle to tell the community about the case. Berkeley Police do not use Nixle, or any other social media tools. Photo: Mark Coplan Nearly three years after Berkeley city staff […]
A councilmember takes to Twitter, other officials lag
Kriss Worthington's Twitter page: the councilmember sent out 15 tweets on his first day in the Twitterverse 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 […]
Why doesn’t the city of Berkeley have a Facebook page?
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 […]