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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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BPD: COMMUNITY TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF CHRONIC AUTO BURGLAR

Berkeley, California (Thursday, February 16, 2017) -   On 2/16/17 at 4:11am, the Berkeley Police Communications Center received a report of a suspicious person in the area of Grant Street and University Avenue who appeared to be casing parked cars. Officers responded and stopped prolific burglar Vanderrick Vickers 36, of Berkeley.  While searching Vickers, officers found suspected methamphetamine and credit cards in someone else's name in his pockets.  A Patrol Sergeant checked the name on the credit cards and traced their owner to a residence on the 2100 block of Sacramento Street.  Officers were dispatched to that address where they found evidence of a recent auto burglary. 

Vickers was arrested for possession of stolen property, auto burglary, prowling, and possession of methamphetamine. 

This arrest would not have been possible without the support of an engaged and aware Community.  The Berkeley Police Department would like to remind everyone to be alert to suspicious activities and to immediately call 510-981-5900. 

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