Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone,
there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley
is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we
are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration,
free speech and the arts.
Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors,
and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.
About Berkeley to learn more about the City.
Smoke From Concord Fire Drifting to Berkeley - Dec. 11, 2013 - Smoke from a Concord fire may be drifting into Berkeley this morning, meaning those with pre-existing respiratory conditions may want to stay indoors. [more...]
The Rockefeller Foundation Names Berkeley as an Inaugural City of the 100 Resilient Cities Network - The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Berkeley was selected as an inaugural member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Berkeley was one of nearly 400 cities across six continents to apply for The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, and one of only 33 cities to be selected. An additional 67 cities will be selected over the next two years. [more...]
Berkeley changes parking meter rules downtown and two districts - The City of Berkeley is changing parking meter rates and extending time limits starting October 15 to make it easier to dine, shop and enjoy the arts in three of City’s most vibrant districts: downtown, the Elmwood and the southside of the UC Berkeley campus around Telegraph Avenue. [more...]