“100 years is a long time, but it’s been a rewarding 100 for me,” Horace Whitmore told Berkeleyside this week.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
There was also a drive-by shooting reported on King Street, near 62nd Street, in South Berkeley last week. No one was hurt in either incident.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr. was waiting for the bus near his Berkeley home when someone shot him repeatedly, killing him. He was on his way to see his grandmother.
He pleaded guilty in federal court to taking information on driverless cars from Google but will no longer face 18 months in federal prison.
Someone put a white skeleton mask and some graffiti on the statue of William Byron Rumford on Sacramento Street.
At least 60% of the Elmwood Care Center’s 70 residents have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to state data. The facility declined multiple interview requests.
Two shootings damaged multiple buildings and vehicles in broad daylight Sunday, bringing the tally of gunfire incidents in the city to 40 so far this year, authorities said.
A coalition of advocates for Berkeley’s homeless community gathered online to sing, pray and demand justice for the unhoused people.
An old friend of defendant Tony Walker said he confessed to a killing in June and had the same type of gun used in the crime just two days before the Seth Smith homicide.
Police have found no victims, but numerous vehicles appear to have been struck.
“We don’t lose people like that in our family,” Henderson’s cousin told Berkeleyside. “It was just like somebody had stabbed me in my heart.”