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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.

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 Hall Art Show and Reception - To celebrate the work of 37 artists who live or work in Berkeley, the City of Berkeley's civic center building will be turned into a six-floor art gallery where community members can meet the artists. [more...]

New City of Berkeley Deputy City Manager - Berkeley City Manager Christine Daniel announced the appointment of Dee Williams-Ridley, an experienced Deputy City Manager and Human Resources Manager, as the new Deputy City Manager for the City of Berkeley. [more...]

Holiday Tree Pickup and Disposal - If you cannot cut up your holiday tree to fit in your green compost cart, please place your holiday tree at the curb on your normal collection day during the month of January.   [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...]

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp 2015 Dates and Information - Registration begins Monday November 17 for Berkeley Sierra Family Camp, which will return for a second year at Echo Lake Camp. [more...]

Gilman-I 80 Intersection Receives Critical Approval - CalTrans has approved the concept and justification to use double-roundabouts at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Gilman Street, the first time the agency has approved this type of use in the region. [more...]

City of Berkeley Recognized for Water Conservation During Drought - Berkeley's Civic Center Building and the adjacent Martin Luther King Jr. Park will receive an award from the East Bay Municipal Utility District for drastically reducing water use during the 2013-2014 drought. [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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