Woman struck by train, killed at Ashby BART station

A woman was struck by a train and killed at the Ashby BART station this afternoon. At around 12:47 p.m., the woman was hit as a northbound train entered the station, according to BART spokesperson Jim Allison. According to Allison, witnesses later explained that the woman did not appear to
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Report ranks pavement condition in ‘fair’ category

The overall condition of pavement on the city of Berkeley’s thoroughfares is just shy of entering a level that would greatly increase the need for major rehabilitation, according to a recent report. The report, released last Wednesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, gave Berkeley a pavement condition index of 60
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City Council to vote on budget proposals

                    With the Berkeley City Council set to adopt a city budget at its meeting Tuesday, a number of employee layoffs and reductions to city programs may result. The city is looking at eliminating about 79 positions — some of which
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Berkeley police evacuate Andronico’s market

Berkeley police officers with guns drawn evacuated customers and employees from Andronico’s Community Markets on Telegraph Avenue near Derby Street Friday night. At about 8:15 p.m., a community member called the Berkeley Police Department to report a suspicious circumstance, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. The 21-year-old
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Pedestrian robbed in the Downtown

A pedestrian was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in the Downtown Thursday evening. At about 5:43 p.m., the victim, who is not affiliated with the university, was in front of 2068 Center St., according to a UCPD crime alert. The victim allegedly attempted to purchase prescription pills from a
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Student robbed at gunpoint on Southside

A man was the victim of an armed robbery on Southside Wednesday night. At about 11:45 p.m., the victim, a 19-year student, was standing on the intersection of Dwight Way and Etna Street when he was allegedly approached by three other men who pushed him to the ground while pointing
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Three arrested in Southside hit and run

Three of four suspects involved in a Southside hit and run were arrested on Sunday evening by the Berkeley Police Department. At approximately 6:50 p.m., a Berkeley police officer on Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue spotted a maroon Toyota run a red light, almost causing an accident, and attempted to
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Woman robbed in Downtown Berkeley

A woman was the victim of an alleged strong-arm robbery Sunday afternoon in Downtown Berkeley. At around 2:30 p.m., the woman was standing on Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue when she was allegedly approached by a man who forcibly took her iPhone and fled the scene in a green Jeep
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Caffe Mediterraneum recently became the first Telegraph Avenue vendor approved to stay open 24 hours a day.

Caffe Mediterraneum approved for 24-hour business

The city of Berkeley’s recent approval of Caffe Mediterraneum’s bid to keep its doors open 24 hours a day has pushed ongoing efforts to turn Telegraph Avenue into a 24-hour business district one step further. Amid the Telegraph Business Improvement District’s endeavor to extend Telegraph businesses’ hours with the hope
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