The Joint Southside Safety Patrol began three years ago when UCPD and BPD officers shared squad cars to increase patrol presence on Thursday through Saturday nights.

Departments collaborate to improve Southside safety

With a new school year under way, UCPD and the Berkeley Police Department are teaming up to keep crime in check. The Joint Southside Safety Patrol, which was launched last August as an effort to curtail violent crime and public nuisances, is a partnership between the two police agencies that
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South Berkeley shooting under investigation

Berkeley police officers are investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in South Berkeley Friday afternoon. At about 2:25 p.m., a group of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street, according to a statement from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt.
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A fire broke out on the morning of July 2 at a three-story apartment building on Durant Avenue, incurring an estimated $300,000 in structural damage.

Two fires broke out over the Fourth of July weekend

Two fires broke out in Berkeley this weekend — one on Southside as a result of improperly discarded smoking materials and the other in South Berkeley, likely due to fireworks in the area. On the morning of July 2 at about 5:36 a.m., the Berkeley Fire Department received a call
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Two men injured in South Berkeley shooting

When Berkeley police responded to reports of a shooting on the 1500 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley Friday night, they found two men suffering from injuries sustained that night. At about 10 p.m., a group of young men were socializing in front of an apartment building on the
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