Residential waste, recycling, and compost pickup in the hills is suspended on Monday, October 26 due to high winds.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

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.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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SUSPECT CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN 2009 AND 2012

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) - On the evening of November 29th 2009, an unknown suspect punched, sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in the area of Sacramento Street and Parker Street (Case 2009-00069224).

On the evening of June 22nd 2012, an unknown suspect kidnapped a woman at knife-point from the area of San Pablo Avenue and Grayson Street and sexually assaulted the woman in a nearby parking lot (BPD Case 2012-00033168).

During the investigation of both incidents, DNA evidence was collected from both victims.

After further investigation of the sexual assaults, the suspect was identified as Stevon Williams II (Male, 44 years old, no address) and detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On May 8th 2020, the San Francisco Police Department located the suspect sleeping in a tent in the area of King Street and 4th Street (San Francisco, CA) and turned him over to Berkeley PD. 

On May 11th, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect with two counts of PC 287(c)(2)(A)—Forced oral copulation, PC 286(c)(2)—Sodomy by force, two counts of PC 211—Robbery, PC 261(a)(2)—Rape by force as well as several criminal enhancements for committing a kidnapping for rape and for committing a crime with a weapon.

The Berkeley Police Department takes great pride in keeping our community safe.  We appreciate the public’s support and are pleased that we were able to bring justice to those who wish to do harm to our community.

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