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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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Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) -    On Friday, March 17, 2015, between 8:00pm and 1:30am, the Berkeley Police Department conducted a DUI/License checkpoint on Telegraph Avenue at Stuart. During this same period, numerous officers from the Berkeley Police (BPD), University of California Police (UCPD), and Agents from the Office of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted alcohol related enforcement operations throughout the city.

During the course of the checkpoint, the drivers' of 847 vehicles were contacted with the following results:

(23) Field Sobriety Tests were conducted

(2) subjects were arrested for DUI-alcohol

(1) subject was arrested for DUI-drugs

(2) citations/tows for suspended drivers licenses

(12) citations for various vehicle code violations

The cooperative efforts of BPD, UCPD, and ABC resulted in 64 arrests (all cited and released) for the following violations:

(24) Cited for Open Containers
(18) Cited for Use of Fake ID's
(19) Cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol
(3) Cited for other Vehicle Code violations
(3) Businesses cited for Furnishing Alcohol to minors.

The Berkeley Police Department is grateful for the assistance provided by UCPD and ABC in our efforts to reduce alcohol related incidents and reducing the number of impaired motorists on our roadway.

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