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Posted inCrime

Neighbors talk surveillance, robberies, code enforcement at community crime watch meeting

Thefts and burglaries from vehicles from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25. The blue hexagons show unlocked vehicles. Source: BPD Berkeley residents who participate in community crime prevention efforts met with police this week to share concerns and learn about recent crime trends. Block captains and members of the Berkeley Safe Neighborhood Committee shared updates on […]

Posted inCity, Nature

Commission, public discuss priorities for Berkeley’s parks

The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Oct. 2 to discuss ways to improve the City’s parks. Photo: Eli Wolfe The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Oct. 2 to discuss ways to improve the City’s parks. Photo: Eli Wolfe By Eli Wolfe The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Wednesday night at the James Kenney Community Center […]

Posted inCrime

Crime prevention top of mind for a Berkeley community

Rabbi Yonatan Cohen and Councilmember Jesse Arreguin address a neighborhood gathering at the Beth Israel Congretation in Berkeley Wednesday evening. Photo: Tracey Taylor [This story has been updated — see end of the article.] Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan expressed frustration at the Berkeley Unified School District last night, and in particular its lack of communication […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Exclusive interview: Berkeley’s new police chief pledges more transparency

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan On his first day on the job, newly appointed police chief Michael Meehan walked into the conference room adjoining his office. With ample light and round bay windows overlooking the Martin Luther King Park, it is the nicest room in Berkeley’s police headquarters. But Meehan was struck by the fact […]