A group of activists think they see a glimpse of daylight in their 25-year quest to have water burble freely through Civic Center Park.
Remembering Carole Schemmerling Selz, who helped start national movement to ‘daylight’ urban creeks
A passionate gardener and lover of nature, Carole served on the Berkeley Parks and Recreation Commission for over 20 years, beginning in the early 1980s.
Hungry deer, shrinking ponds, speeding golf balls: the drought’s toll around Berkeley
Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.
Why is the water in Strawberry Creek bright green?
We turned to the person who knows Strawberry Creek the best (or at least has a public contact number) to find out what was going on.
Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage
A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]
How the California-wide drought is affecting Berkeley
Camphor trees line many streets in Berkeley, including Sonoma Avenue, here. Planted decades ago, many of the camphors are nearing the end of their natural lifespan, but the drought is dispatching them even more quickly. A camphor at the end of the right row here was removed this summer, as well as two more around […]
Housing, restaurant, garage planned at Spenger’s lot
The owners of an empty lot on Fourth Street that’s a designated city landmark related to Ohlone Indian archeological remains have applied to build a mixed-use development on the site.
Storm blog: Water mains break in Berkeley, Ashby expected to re-open by midnight
Earlier today, Codornices Creek at Ninth Street. Photo: Neil Mishalov Friday, Dec. 12, 12:25 a.m. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., reader William Abernathy reported a second water main break in the Berkeleyside comments section: “Main break 1300 block MLK. EBMUD alerted. No water til morning.” Please send us storm footage, including photos and videos, and feel free […]
Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley
A pile of dirt on the parking lot across from Spenger’s in February, where the archeological dig happened. Photo: Emilie Raguso After months of poking, prodding, sifting and examining soil, an archeological dig beneath the parking lot across from Spenger’s restaurant on Fourth Street found no evidence it had ever been home to a Native American shellmound. The […]
Strawberry Creek honored, mourned in weekend ritual
Performance artist Dohee Lee unravels a strip of red cloth in Strawberry Creek on the edge of the Cal campus. Photo: James Corr Performance artist Dohee Lee unravels a strip of red cloth in Strawberry Creek on the edge of the Cal campus. Photo: James Corr By James Corr The out-of-town parents and friends of UC Berkeley grads may […]
Strawberry Creek turns orange due to food dye spillage
Strawberry Creek was running bright orange on Sunday after food dye used in a Holi celebration went into the water. Photo: Jeff Troutman Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek was running bright orange today, but residents can rest assured there was nothing toxic in the water. The creek was discolored on Sunday morning when a food-grade dye was inadvertently […]
A dig in a Berkeley parking lot seeks shellmound answers
An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso So what’s lurking behind the recently erected wire fence around the […]