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.
Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
Part of Adeline Street has been completely repaved and improvements are planned on University Avenue at the marina. Live Oak Park’s community center is being rebuilt. It’s all part of T1 bond measure work underway now.
Police are on the scene after a shooting at the Strawberry Creek Park basketball courts. Photo: Citizen reporter Update, 4:56 p.m. BPD clarified that one of the victims turned up at the North Berkeley BART station and was then taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared, according to the preliminary investigation, to be life-threatening. No […]
A car crashed on the basketball court at Strawberry Creek Park during a police chase Thursday. Photo: Citizen reporter Update, 1:25 a.m. Authorities have just confirmed this incident began in Richmond at around 10:35 p.m. “Richmond PD officers were attempting to stop a vehicle. The suspect vehicle turned onto a dead end street and made an abrupt […]
Gang-related graffiti has been a common sight near Strawberry Creek Park, particularly on the Berkeley Youth Alternatives building, as shown here in 2014. Local residents have been working together to “reclaim the park from gangs” in the past year, according to a city parks commissioner. Photo: Emilie Raguso Gang-related graffiti has been a common sight near […]
Caio Braga got his bike back about 24 hours after it was stolen. An identical bike is still missing. Photo: Berkeley Police A Berkeley man has been reunited with his stolen bike thanks to an alert resident who recognized it in the neighborhood — after seeing a post on social network Nextdoor — but the owner is still […]
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 […]
City workers have been cutting back and clearing out brush as part of an attempt to clean up Strawberry Creek Park. Photo: Emilie Raguso Stepped up police patrols, trimmed-back bushes and increased efforts to clean up graffiti around Strawberry Creek Park are among a slew of recent steps by the city following two troubling incidents in March, […]
Police have described the area of Bonar Street and Allston Way as a “high gang area.” Image: Google maps Police have described the area of Bonar Street and Allston Way as a “high gang area.” Image: Google maps Two men have been charged in the robbery of a 14-year-old boy in West Berkeley earlier this […]
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 […]
Image: Google Maps Berkeley Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of Bonar Street on Tuesday night, authorities said. Residents reported hearing 6-12 gunshots in West Berkeley on Bonar at roughly 10:10 p.m. Police officers in the area also heard the shots, and responded immediately to investigate, said Berkeley Police Lt. Randy […]