Posted inEvents

Photo essay: Juneteenth celebration in South Berkeley

Berkeley’s annual Juneteenth celebration took place on Sunday in the five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor. Communities nationwide have adopted Juneteenth as an occasion to celebrate African American culture and traditions, and as an opportunity to acknowledge contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of America. The day commemorates June 19th, 1865 when news reached Galveston, Texas of the signing […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Arrest made in case of pistol-whipped victim in South Berkeley

[This story was updated after publication. Scroll down for details.] Police have arrested one of two suspects in the case of an attempted armed robbery and severe pistol whipping of 50-year-old Berkeley resident David Thornton on Feb. 10 this year. Berkeleyside reported on the attack and reaction from the community in the South Berkeley neighborhood […]