Berkeley

A suspect crashed a stolen car in Berkeley. (CBS SF)

CHP Reportedly Captures Man Who Escaped CHP Chase, Berkeley Crash Last Week

At one point, the suspect called 911 and told officers he didn’t want to go back to jail.

05/27/2015

Water Pump

New Berkeley Lab Works To Harness Sunlight 10 Times More Efficiently Than Plants With Goal Of ‘Saving The World’

Imagine if, instead of using solar panels to capture the power of the sun, you could store that sunlight in a chemical battery for use whenever you want? That’s the technology they are developing at a pioneering new center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dedicated Tuesday.

05/26/2015

Common wasp yellow jacket, vespula vulgaris, feeding from eating apple on tree in English countryside, UK  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

East Bay Yellow Jacket Attacks May Be Drought-Related

The record drought could be making this year’s yellow jacket nesting season even worse than normal with recent reports of a string of attacks in an East Bay park.

05/21/2015

Zachary Russ of the Dueber lab at UC Berkeley conducts research. (CBS)

Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving Medications

Imagine being able to home-brew drugs that could potentially save your life. A breakthrough at UC Berkeley could be paving the way, but the discovery could be a double-edged sword.

05/20/2015

A suspect crashed a stolen car in Berkeley. (CBS SF)

Suspect In Wrong-Way Chase Through East Bay Calls 911 To Complain About Chase

A man leading police on a chase while driving the wrong way on Highway 4 through the East Bay called 911 operators to complain about being chased.

05/19/2015

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month Alone

Berkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.

05/18/2015

A suspect crashed a stolen car in Berkeley. (CBS SF)

Man In Stolen Car Leads Police On Wild East Bay Chase, Crashes In Berkeley

A stolen car suspect who led police on a chase through the East Bay before crashing in Berkeley is still at large Monday morning.

05/18/2015

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Camera Found Inside Women’s Dorm Bathroom At UC Berkeley

A recording device was discovered in a restroom of a University of California at Berkeley dormitory last week, according to police.

05/14/2015

The Federal Communication Commission recommends keeping your phone 5 to 25 millimeters away, depending on the model, to limit radio frequency (RF) exposure to safe levels. (Getty Images)

Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

The city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone “right to know” law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.

05/13/2015

Berkeley High School campus. (CBS)

Berkeley High School Students Say District Not Doing Enough To Combat Sexual Harassment

Students in Berkeley say their high school has become a hostile learning environment, saying they are being harassed in the hallways and administrators aren’t doing anything about it.

05/07/2015

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