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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.

A Record Number of Gatherings for National Night Out in Berkeley - Join a gathering in Berkeley on Tuesday for National Night Out, an effort to build safer and healthier communities by making and strengthening relationships and neighborhoods. [more...]

Kittens at the Shelter! - Come visit Berkeley's animal shelter, where 10-week-old kittens like Sofi are now bounding about. [more...]

Job Openings at the City of Berkeley - Come work for the City of Berkeley to be part of a committed team and to serve an engaging community!  [more...]

Summer Movie at Willard Park: Despicable Me - The film Despicable Me will be shown this Friday evening at Willard Park as part of the City's series of summer movies in the parks. Bring kids, friends and neighbors! [more...]

Bulky Waste Pickup - The City of Berkeley offers those living in single family homes and others the chance to have curbside collection of bulky waste - the couches, furniture or other objects that don't fit in a garbage can. [more...]

Libraries, City Slashing Water Use During Drought - All four Berkeley branch libraries are being recognized for their outstanding water efficiency after they rigorously assessed and implemented water-saving measures -- which are also critical tasks for residents and businesses to act on during this historic drought.  [more...]

Berkeley Elections Archive is Online - Community members can use Records Online, the City of Berkeley's online records portal, to research Berkeley's election history as far back as 1917. [more...]

Free Solar Planning - For those interested in running their home or business using sunshine, Berkeley provides free advice on solar energy options, project planning, bid comparison, permitting and financing. [more...]

'Sundays on Telegraph’ Returns July 19 - August 30, 2015 - Come spend a Sunday afternoon this summer on Telegraph Avenue and enjoy a variety of music, crafts and other family-friendly activities. [more...]

A Call for Berkeley's Best Art - Artists who either live or work in Berkeley are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Civic Center Juried Art Exhibition, a celebration of Berkeley's thriving culture of artistic production . [more...]

Mental Health Service Changes Lead to Greater Access - Berkeley Mental Health has instituted a new, "on-demand" process that's resulted in much faster treatment for adults who want to receive City mental health services. [more...]

Berkeley Day Camps for Kids - Summer is here and the City of Berkeley Recreation Division offers a day camp experience for every child.  Berkeley Day Camp is the ideal combination of action packed adventure and fun for children ages 5 - 12. [more...]

New Street Lights Saving Energy & Money - All streetlights in the City of Berkeley have now been converted to LED bulbs, a transition that will save money and create better-lit streets while reducing energy use and its related greenhouse gas production. [more...]

Surge of Berkeley Street Paving - The City of Berkeley will soon pave 40 streets that account for 11 miles of Berkeley roads, an amount that is more than double the typical pace of recent years. [more...]

Senior and Disabled Home Rehab Loan Program - A special loan program run by the City of Berkeley helps low-income seniors or chronically disabled people make vital repairs to stay in their homes. [more...]

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Upcoming Events
Aug 3City Council Special Closed Session
Aug 5Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Meeting
Aug 6Medical Cannabis Commission Meeting
Aug 10Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Special Meeting (live webcast avail)
Aug 13Community Environmental Advisory Commission Meeting

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PLEASE NOTE: City of Berkeley services are sometimes not available on holidays or Reduced Services Days throughout the year. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule to see the full schedule of office closures for the current calendar year.