Let There Be Light

Two women were robbed at gunpoint just outside the South Berkeley Jewish renewal center Chochmat HaLev after taking a class there last month. This, along with a string of other stickups in the neighborhood, led to a meeting between residents and Berkeley city staff on Wednesday night, January 15. Assistant City Manager/Neighborhood Liaison Jim Hynes, along with a police officer and a member of the forestry department, walked around the Chochmat HaLev property “and suggested additions to lighting, pruning of some tall bushes (or possible replanting of some of the landscaping with lower shrubs), and some additional recommendations to make the premises more secure and to eliminate dark pockets where people could lurk,” writes a neighbor who attended the meeting.

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