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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.

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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Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 31, 2021) - In 1997,Berkeley PD investigated a sexual assault.  The victim, a teenagejuvenile, reported meeting the suspect near Telegraph Avenue.  The suspectoffered to smoke marijuana and drive the victim home.  During the car ridethrough the Berkeley Hills, the suspect solicited the victim for sexual acts,which the victim declined several times.  The suspect mentioned a firearmand threatened to shoot the victim. While in the vehicle, the suspect sodomizedthe victim. After the sexual assault, the victim was able to get out of the carand call for help.  The case was initially investigated and then it wentcold, with no additional leads.

This casewas reopened in 2020 for further investigation. An unknown DNA profile wasfound on evidence from the scene.  This DNA profile matched to a namedoffender.  The suspect was located in a jail facility in Texas.

On December3, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect, a49-year-old Ohio resident, with PC 286 – Sodomy by force, and a specialallegation of sexual assault during a kidnapping.

On March 24th,2021, the suspect was extradited back to Alameda County where he remains incustody.

We commendthe diligence of our Detective Division and their persistence in thisinvestigation.



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