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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.

Please visit About Berkeley to learn more about the City.

Possible New Measles Exposure in Berkeley - An adult who may have measles (it has not yet been confirmed) was at the City of Berkeley West Branch Library throughout the day on February 27 and February 28, and was at the Central Branch Library on the afternoon of February 27 only.  Individuals who were at these locations could have been exposed. Patrons of these libraries during these dates should monitor themselves for symptoms until March 21. The risk is very slight for those who have received the recommended two doses of the measles vaccine. [more...]

Possible Measles Exposure Incident in Berkeley - An adult with measles visited La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley on the evening of Friday February 20, meaning that patrons during that time should monitor themselves for symptoms until March 13. [more...]

Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur? - Are you a woman in Berkeley considering whether to launch your own small business? If so, check out "Start Smart for Berkeley Women," a four-session course on entrepreneurship happening Tuesdays in March. [more...]

Berkeley Public Library's West Branch is First Zero Net Energy Library in California - The Berkeley Public Library's west branch produced more energy than it used in its first year of operation - leading to official certification as the first "net zero" library in the state and only the third municipal building of its kind in the nation.   [more...]

Measles Outbreak is a Reminder to Vaccinate - The City of Berkeley's Health Officer urges vaccination against measles due to a statewide outbreak that includes five cases in Alameda County. [more...]

With Flu on the Rise, Vaccine Recommended by Health Officers - Bay Area Health Officers are seeing increased flu activity and encourage all residents to get flu shots and to wash their hands. [more...]

City of Berkeley Selected as a Semifinalist for $5 million Energy Reduction Prize - The leadership of residents and city government in Berkeley led the city to be selected as a semifinalist for a national competition on energy reduction. [more...]

City of Berkeley Launches Electric Vehicle Curbside Recharging Program - The City of Berkeley launched a new pilot program today to expand the ability of residents to charge electric vehicles on their property or at the curb adjacent to their home.   [more...]

Free Gas Shutoff Valves - Berkeley residents who participate in disaster preparedness classes can qualify for a free automatic gas shutoff valve, the latest in a series of incentives offered by the Berkeley Fire Department to better prepare households and neighborhoods for mass emergencies. [more...]

View and Sign up for Nixle Messages from Berkeley Police - The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) sends out crime prevention tips and alerts through Nixle, and we encourage community members to sign up. A list of our messages since our May 1 launch can be viewed below: [more...]

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City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Friday, March 13, 2015 as a cost-savings measure. Some City services may be available. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information.