Strong winds expected this week in Berkeley

Powerful winds of up to 70 miles per hour — that could cause power outages and rip branches off trees — are expected in Berkeley on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The National Weather Service has forecasted a High Wind Warning for the city, since strong winds are expected in
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Fire’s legacy seared into memory 20 years later

If you ask Howard Matis what he was wearing 20 years ago Thursday, he will answer without a trace of doubt or hesitation — a soccer uniform. For Matis, the day started off like any other Sunday: He drove home from a canceled soccer game in San Lorenzo, not knowing
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Berkeley police, fire departments to synchronize communications

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will decide which communication network the city police and fire departments will join to synchronize communications throughout the Bay Area. Per mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all non-federal public safety radio systems must migrate to narrowband channels — meaning the bandwidth of a
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