Skateboarder involved in Berkeley Hills collision dies

An 18-year-old Berkeley resident involved in a car collision this week died Wednesday afternoon, according to the Berkeley Police Department. Tyler DeMartini, a former El Cerrito High School student, was “seriously injured” after colliding with a moving vehicle while riding his skateboard near the Berkeley Hills area Monday evening, according to
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Skateboarder in ‘grave condition’ following collision with car

A car was involved in a collision with a skateboarder near the Berkeley Hills Monday evening, leaving the skateboarder in “grave condition,” according to police. The collision, which occurred near the intersection of Marin and Tulare avenues, was called in to the Berkeley Police Department at about 7:05 p.m., according
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Suspect wanted for alleged fraudulent credit card use

Berkeley police are looking for a suspect they said fraudulently used credit cards stolen from a Berkeley resident’s wallet in December. According to Berkeley Police Department Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the female suspect, who was captured on surveillance video, used the cards at various retail locations in a nearby city before
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Woman robbed of necklace at gunpoint

A woman was the victim of an armed robbery in Berkeley Thursday, in which a man allegedly ripped off a gold necklace she was wearing. At approximately 1:20 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was standing outside Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Ashby Avenue when a man approached her and pointed
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Occupy Berkeley protesters handed eviction notice

Occupy Berkeley protesters camping out in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park received an eviction notice from Berkeley city staff Tuesday night, warning that failure to comply could result in arrests. The notice, which sets the park closure at 10 p.m. Wednesday, cites Berkeley Municipal code 6.32.020, which restricts
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Fewer homicides seen in city, state and nation

By this time last year, six homicides had been committed in Berkeley. So far this year, that number is one. That number has decreased in the past four years and represents an extreme example of similar homicide trends across the state and country, where homicides have also decreased. “The City
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Council member to propose recommendation to reduce helicopter noise

From the recent string of earthquakes to the controversial Occupy movements, the city of Berkeley has received a considerable amount of media attention lately and, according to many residents, some unwelcome noise along with it. Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said he has received more complaints about helicopter noise in
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