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Posted inCrime

2 juveniles tied to North Berkeley vandalism spree

Nearly 30 businesses on the north side of Solano Avenue were vandalized early Wednesday morning by two youths who scratched “Felipe” and some obscene words on their windows, authorities report. According to Berkeley police, a witness phoned at 2:16 a.m. Wednesday to say they saw two males vandalizing windows on Solano near Ensenada Avenue. Police chased the youths […]

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Reward offered for identification of Berkeley park vandal

The city of Berkeley is offering a $1,000 reward for the identification of the person or people responsible for the recurring vandalism of the solar calendar installation at César Chávez Park. Since the spring, educational placards have been repeatedly smashed and dozens of stones have disappeared from the installation, which is a memorial to the […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Fire, Schools

Cal campus reels from power outage caused by thieves

Update, 6:45 a.m. Power has been restored to most of the buildings on campus and most classes will meet as scheduled. But 11 buildings remain closed, including Doe Library, the Bancroft Library, California Hall, Durant Hall, Dwinelle Hall and annex, and Edwards track. Classes at those buildings will be cancelled. Click here for complete list. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Fire, Schools

Live blog: Cal explosion sends 1 to hospital, clears campus

Emergency personnel respond to an explosion and fire on the UC Berkeley campus Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The explosion apparently occurred in an electrical generator. Photo: David Yee [Editor’s Note: Monday afternoon, a power outage and subsequent explosion rocked the UC Berkeley campus and sent one student to the hospital. Scroll down to view Berkeleyside’s […]

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Berkeley home of liberal rabbi vandalized

The north Berkeley home of the editor of the liberal Jewish magazine Tikkun was vandalized early Monday morning after the magazine announced it would present an award to Judge Richard Goldstone, the controversial South African magistrate who oversaw a report that accused Israel of human rights violations during its winter 2009 incursion into Gaza. Vandals […]