UC Berkeley COVID-19 Cases Jump; Series Of Fraternity, Sorority Parties BlamedThe University of California, Berkeley reported Wednesday a spike in students testing positive for the COVID-19 and is attributing the increase in cases to a series of fraternity and sorority parties.
Berkeley Restaurant Chez Panisse Files Suit Over Business Interruption Insurance Claim DenialFamed East Bay restaurant Chez Panisse filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming its insurance company wrongfully denied coverage for losses resulting from government-mandated public health shutdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Berkeley Mayor Arreguín Proposes Budget That Slashes $10 Million From Police DepartmentBerkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced a budget proposal Monday that would take nearly $10 million dollars, or 12 percent, out of the Berkeley Police Department budget.
Suspect With Drugs, Loaded Firearm Arrested Following Gunshots In South BerkeleyOne person was arrested for having a loaded gun and drug-related offenses in Berkeley on Wednesday evening after gunfire brought officers to the area, police said.
Calls Grow Louder In San Francisco Bay Area To Defund Police DepartmentsThe message doesn't get any louder or more visible than on Polk St. in front of San Francisco's City Hall. There in giant yellow letters, painted by a group of student activists on Saturday, were the phases "BLM" and "Defund The Police".
Berkeley, Alameda County Issue New Health Order Reopening Outdoor Dining, Religious ServicesThe city of Berkeley and Alameda County health officials on Thursday announced a new order that allows for the reopening of outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor museums and limited religious and cultural services.
Police Seek Woman Who Pushed Man Onto Tracks At Berkeley BART StationBART police are seeking a woman who pushed a man onto the tracks as a train was approaching at the Downtown Berkeley station Monday night.
Berkeley Prepares to Permit Reopening Wide Range of Services by End of WeekThe Berkeley health officer is prepared to allow indoor and outdoor retail, religious services, outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor museums and outdoor fitness classes to open by Friday if virus infection figures stay stable.
24 Hour Fitness Closing 10 Bay Area Locations Due To Coronavirus Pandemic As Others Set To Reopen24 Hour Fitness announced several of its Bay Area locations would close permanently as California allowed the reopening of gyms under the state's latest coronavirus reopening guidelines.
Berkeley Police Chief Apologies On Zoom Town Call For 'Firearms, Shoot People' CommentAs cities and counties contemplate the future of policing, Berkeley's police chief defended his department at a town hall meeting Thursday night, but not before issuing an apology for a remark he made earlier in the week.
Berkeley Joins Cities Across The Country Putting 'Black Lives Matter' Murals On StreetsMurals declaring Black Lives Matter have popped up city streets as far away as Washington, D.C. and as close Oakland – now, the city of Berkeley.
State Database Shows Several Unconfirmed COVID-19 Deaths At Skilled Nursing Centers In BerkeleyNew data suggests there have been many more deaths due to COVID-19 in Berkeley than previously confirmed, and they happened at skilled nursing centers.
Berkeley Public Library Reopens Book Drops, Extends Borrowing Deadlines To JulyThe five locations of the Berkeley Public Library remain closed for the time being, but the book drops have reopened for patrons to return books and media items.
Reopening: Berkeley Tennis, Pickleball Courts Reopen For Singles PlayBerkeley has reopened tennis and pickleball courts for singles play provided social distancing and other measures are used.
$600,000 Grant To Help Combat Hunger In BerkeleyThe Berkeley Food Network and the Alameda County Community Food Bank announced Tuesday that they received a total of $600,000 in grants from the philanthropic arm of the pharmaceutical company Bayer to combat hunger in Berkeley.