About 1,100 students will be housed in two buildings in the long-contested park.
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
The mother and child took refuge in Whole Foods after the man grabbed the child, BPD said, and “made a threat to bash the child’s head in.”
The vehicle was a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima),” police said.
What’s happening now is important because it will define the parameters for large new apartment buildings that are slated to replace what are now parking lots at the North Berkeley and Ashby BART stations.
The family’s attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the driver. The attorney also plans to sue the city, alleging inadequate lighting and signage.
The Biden administration wants to get more Americans to install solar panels by making the permitting process faster and easier.
BART is seeking input on its plan to help Berkeley residents get to the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations once housing is built on the parking lots.
A fundraiser has been launched to help with Latitia Austin Ahmad’s funeral costs.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building near the intersection of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue.
The family said they do not understand many of the decisions made by police and are concerned race may have played a role in their approach.