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Earthquake with 3.4 magnitude shakes Berkeley, delays BART

An earthquake with an epicenter near the intersection of Tunnel Road and Warren Freeway shook Berkeley Wednesday morning at 4:42 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey, or USGS, and as first reported by Berkeleyside.


The Latest: Snow, accidents shut Northern California freeway

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on California storms (all times local):. Heavy snowfall, multiple spin-outs and a jack-knifed big rig forced the closing of a major Northern California freeway in the Sierra Nevada.


Tree falls at Oakland homeless encampment, 1 person has died

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatality at an Oakland homeless encampment where a tree fell during a storm on Wednesday. Officials were dispatched to the Caltrans property in the area of Ardley Avenue at the Interstate 580 overcrossing at around 5:17 p.m.


Plans for housing at North Berkeley BART grow under new law

At Tuesday’s City Council session on the future of the North Berkeley BART station, one thing seemed certain: housing will be developed on the lot. What that housing will look like, how much of it will be affordable, and how many parking spaces will remain at the station proved to be more contentiou


Berkeley police: Robberies, cannabis club burglary attempt, Lululemon pants theft

The Berkeley Police Department released the following “cases of community interest” Tuesday. The information appears below as BPD released it with minor edits to comply with Berkeleyside’s style. Booking photos have also been added.


Storm hitting California sets off crashes, highway closures

SAN FRANCISCO — Rain and snow falling across California have forced the closure of a major freeway, snarled commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads Wednesday as wildfire-ravished communities braced for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents faced a “potentially life-threatening” bliz


Storm causing East Bay problems, more rain expected

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- As waves of rain continue to move through the East Bay, homeowners, business people and public works agencies a preparing for what might come. Filling and stacking sandbags was apparently a chore a lot of business owners in downtown Martinez took part in Wednesday. A flood


Oakland Teachers Plan Unsanctioned Disruption To Protest Slow Contract Talks

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A group of Oakland teachers said Wednesday that they plan to engage in a major disruption on Friday to protest the slow pace of contract talks between the Oakland Unified School District and the teachers’ union.


San Francisco Earthquake 2019 Today Strikes Berkeley, Oakland

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A neighboring San Francisco Earthquake 2019 today has hit the Bay Area, impacting Berkeley, Oakland and Piedmont. The quake was initially reported at 3.7 but then downgraded to a 3.4 magnitude. The quake was east of San Francisco, close to Oakland.


VIDEO: $10,000 in merchandise stolen from Berkeley store

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Young Min has owned Young's backpacking in Berkeley for 38 years. He told ABC7 News he never had an issue at the store, until last week. "Three girls come over and they're looking for ski pants," Min said. "I say it's closing time. We don't carry the ski pants."


Here's a look at what's closed, what's staying open amid Bay Area storm

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A strong storm ranking 3 on the ABC7 News Storm Impact Scale hits the Bay Area on Wednesday. While some can weather the storm, others can't. Here's a look at what's closed and what's staying open.


Ayesha Curry offers to feed Clemson Tigers 'real feast' after Trump's fast food fiasco

OAKLAND (KRON) - Our girl, Ayesha!. The Bay Area's very own Ayesha Curry on Wednesday took a swipe at President Donald Trump over his recent fast food banquet with the Clemson Tigers.


Teen goes missing after slipping into blowhole at California beach

Carmel, Calif. — A Monterey County teen is feared dead after he slipped and fell through into a blowhole while hiking along the beach with friends, CBS San Francisco reports. The frantic moments were caught on camera showing friends searching for 18-year-old Braxton Stuntz.


M3.4 earthquake hits Berkeley, East Bay

A magnitude-3.4 earthquake startled Berkeley and other East Bay residents early Wednesday morning. Its epicenter was near Tunnel Road and State Route 24, according to the U.S. Geological Service.


Six Protesters Arrested for Camping at People's Park in Berkeley

Six demonstrators have been arrested and cited for unlawfully camping at People's Park in Berkeley in a protest of UC Berkeley's removal of damaged trees. The University planned to remove dozens of trees — which aborists say are in poor condition and health — from the park on Dec. 28 but were met wi


Harlem Globetrotters offer free tickets to furloughed government employees

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Harlem Globetrotters have announced they're offering free game tickets to any furloughed government employees ahead of their Bay Area shows. The tickets are for their "2019 Fan Powered North American" tour. Globetrotter President Howard Smith says he wants to show support


Trial begins for church volunteer accused of killing friend in Oakland

OAKLAND — A church volunteer who would tutor kids, run a food bank and drive a disabled pastor around is being tried for the murder of his longtime friend. James Amos, 58, is accused of killing his longtime friend, Jeffrey Duckett, 60, on Oct. 3, 2017, in in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box rest


Woman beaten and robbed during Berkeley carjacking; teens also robbed

A woman was attacked and robbed when three people stole her Range Rover in a violent carjacking in South Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, according to police and community reports.


Here are top 4 concerts of the week in S.F. Bay Area (Jan. 17-23)

Here’s a look at the top concerts of the week, including performances by comedian Lewis Black and Prince’s famed Revolution. This funnyman turns anger into an art form, drawing plenty of laughs as he fumes over the many things that make him mad.


Two arrests in connection to vehicle thefts in Berkeley made in one day

According to a Nixle alert sent Tuesday, two arrests were made in connection to vehicle thefts Sunday. On Sunday, officers responded to a report that a suspect stole a vehicle and drove away at 3:54 a.m. on the 900 block of Bancroft Way. According to the alert, when officers arrived at the scene the