The man had recently been arrested, police said, after entering a secure playground area at an Elmwood neighborhood church “and threatening to take the children.”
The man also followed women in several other cities, police said. He is no longer in custody and police are seeking additional witnesses.
The two owners are hoping to find buyers who love books and the community as much as they do.
One parent who witnessed the incident told police it was “super disturbing” and that Herbert Blue’s behavior was sexually motivated.
Three campaigns raised the most money in 2020: for Moe’s Books, Rialto Theaters and a West Berkeley metal shop making plastic face shields for health workers.
These business owners switched from building phone booths to sneeze guards, designed a user-friendly testing kiosk and created a “cleanroom” for customers.
Mila Mangold, who raised her family on Magnolia Street in the Elmwood, is now reportedly one of the 30 oldest people in the entire world.
A two-alarm fire displaced five people early Monday morning at an apartment building in the 2600 block of Etna Street, authorities said.
Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen an increase in homeless campsites around town, Berkeley is stepping up efforts to tackle problematic behavior and firming up plans for its first sanctioned camp.
A woman who was asleep in her bed Friday woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger looming over her, authorities report. The alleged intruder was charged Monday with sexually motivated burglary.
It’s the second pandemic Mila Mangold has lived through. Her son says she has clear memories, growing up in Nebraska, of the 1918 Spanish flu.
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