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San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing

Photo: Krishna Ferreira, via Facebook Update: On April 14, 2017, Krishna Ferreira was convicted of voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to serve his time in San Quentin State Prison and will be eligible for parole in August 2025, according to prison records online. Original story: A 24-year-old San Leandro man […]

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Police hold art show to raise money for turkey baskets; fundraiser tonight at Berkeley Underground

Berkeley police are trying to raise money to revive a holiday turkey basket program. After a two-year hiatus, the Berkeley Police Association has brought back its holiday “turkey basket” program for families in need. The association is holding an art show Wednesday night, Nov. 19, to raise money for that program by selling photographs by three […]

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Berkeley to join National Night Out celebration Tuesday

Community members at a National Night Out event last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso More than 50 Berkeley community organizations and neighborhood groups will host block parties Tuesday night as part of a national campaign to foster community spirit and increase awareness about public safety and disaster preparedness. The events are part of the 31st annual celebration of National […]

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Berkeley Police on 3 recent shootings: ‘Responding to these incidents is our top priority’

Berkeley Police have responded to three shootings this week. Image: Google Maps Three shootings in Berkeley since last weekend have raised safety concerns around town, and police area coordinators have been using their email lists to ask for cooperation and assure residents that the incidents are under investigation. Two shootings took place on Harmon Street […]

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Potentially hazardous chemical suicide in Berkeley called for collaborative response, cautious approach

The death by deadly chemical of a former UC Berkeley professor on Tuesday, March 18, triggered a significant joint command response and saw a city block shut down for more than six hours. Photo: David Yee The death by chemical suicide earlier this week of a former UC Berkeley professor left many in the community […]