About 300 people, including some of their fellow Irish students, attended a somber Catholic Mass at Oakland’s cathedral for the six Irish students killed in a Berkeley balcony collapse.
East Bay Irish Priest Details Heartbreak As He Comforts Friends of Victims In Berkeley Balcony Collapse
Father Aidan McAleenan spent the initial hours after the tragedy comforting victims and their friends at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
The Berkeley mayor says the city should revisit its building codes after a balcony in an approved building collapsed, killing six people and injuring seven more.
Five of the six people killed in Tuesday’s balcony collapse at a Berkeley apartment complex were Irish students who were in the U.S. on J-1 work visas. It has been a wildly popular program for about 50 years now, and many of those students land in the Bay Area.
A balcony at a Berkeley apartment complex collapsed early Tuesday morning, killing six people and wounding at least seven who plunged from several stories up.
A construction & premises safety expert weighs in on the deadly Berkeley balcony collapse and the potential factors that could have contributed to the structure’s failure when at least 13 people plunged when it gave way.
In a matter of moments the tragic balcony collapse that has killed six Irish students so far, and injured 7 more became a top trending hashtag for thousands of posts on social media around the world.
People who say they used to live at the Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapse killed six people and injured seven seem to either have fond memories of their time there or a long list of complaints.
There were some intense moments Saturday morning before CHP officers talked a man out of jumping into traffic from a busy highway overpass in Berkeley.
Berkeley Lab’s annual goat herding through the hills above Centennial Drive delayed traffic briefly Friday afternoon, but drivers were treated to an impressive show as hundreds of goats raced across traffic lanes to continue chomping their way through the tinder-dry Berkeley Hills.