Wreath-laying ceremony held at balcony collapse site

Philip Grant, counsel general of Ireland to the Western United States,  held a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the balcony’s collapse. To bagpipe music, Grant, city officials, police and firefighters gathered to lay two wreaths against the building. One wreath, Grant said, stood for the people and government of
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Berkeley’s police-community relations imperfect but improving

A number of people have asked my thoughts on how to improve police-community relations in light of the tragic events in Ferguson and Staten Island and the controversy over Berkeley police crowd-control tactics in the Dec. 6 protests in the city. Regarding the police response Dec. 6, I believe we
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Mayor Tom Bates’ State of the City Address

On Feb.12th, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates gave the annual States of the City address, discussing police relations within the community, as well as announcing several new policy initiatives. Read the full article here. Video by Matt Campbell