Berkeley Hills

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The Berkeley Hills are a range of the Pacific Coast Ranges that overlook the northeast side of the valley that encompasses San Francisco Bay.wikipedia
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Berkeley, California

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They were previously called the "Contra Costa Range/Hills" (from the original Spanish Sierra de la Contra Costa), but with the establishment of Berkeley and the University of California, the current usage was applied by geographers and gazetteers.
Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills.

Wildcat Canyon

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The Berkeley Hills are bounded by the major Hayward Fault along their western base, and the minor Wildcat fault on their eastern side.
Wildcat Canyon is a narrow linear valley just east of the Berkeley Hills in the San Francisco Bay Area, situated in Contra Costa County, California.

Grizzly Peak (Berkeley Hills)

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The highest peaks are Grizzly Peak (elevation 1,754 feet/535 m) and Round Top (elevation 1,761 feet/537 m), an extinct volcano, and William Rust Summit 1,004 feet (306 m).
Grizzly Peak is a summit in the Berkeley Hills above Berkeley, California.

Round Top

The highest peaks are Grizzly Peak (elevation 1,754 feet/535 m) and Round Top (elevation 1,761 feet/537 m), an extinct volcano, and William Rust Summit 1,004 feet (306 m).
Round Top is an extinct volcano in the Berkeley Hills, just east of Oakland, California.

University of California, Berkeley

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They were previously called the "Contra Costa Range/Hills" (from the original Spanish Sierra de la Contra Costa), but with the establishment of Berkeley and the University of California, the current usage was applied by geographers and gazetteers.
Immediately to the north is a quiet residential neighborhood known as Northside with a large graduate student population; situated north of that are the upscale residential neighborhoods of the Berkeley Hills.

Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

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From north to south, the parks are Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park (includes Vollmer and Grizzly Peaks), Sibley Volcanic Regional Park (includes Round Top), Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Redwood Regional Park (enfolding Roberts Regional Recreation Area), Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Lake Chabot Regional Park, and Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is located in the Berkeley Hills of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Tilden Regional Park

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From north to south, the parks are Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park (includes Vollmer and Grizzly Peaks), Sibley Volcanic Regional Park (includes Round Top), Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Redwood Regional Park (enfolding Roberts Regional Recreation Area), Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Lake Chabot Regional Park, and Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
It is between the Berkeley Hills and San Pablo Ridge.

William Rust Summit

The highest peaks are Grizzly Peak (elevation 1,754 feet/535 m) and Round Top (elevation 1,761 feet/537 m), an extinct volcano, and William Rust Summit 1,004 feet (306 m).
William Rust Summit or Willhelm Rust Summit is a summit in Contra Costa County, California in the Berkeley Hills above the city of El Cerrito.

Hayward Fault Zone

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The Berkeley Hills are bounded by the major Hayward Fault along their western base, and the minor Wildcat fault on their eastern side.
There are many small active landslides and evidence of numerous large archaic landslides in the Berkeley Hills.

Lake Chabot Regional Park

From north to south, the parks are Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park (includes Vollmer and Grizzly Peaks), Sibley Volcanic Regional Park (includes Round Top), Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Redwood Regional Park (enfolding Roberts Regional Recreation Area), Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Lake Chabot Regional Park, and Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
Lake Chabot Regional Park is a regional park located in the southern Berkeley Hills in Alameda County, California.

Temescal Regional Recreational Area

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Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, and Temescal Regional Park are lower on the western slopes while Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is lower on the eastern slope above Danville.
Temescal Regional Recreation Area (TRRA), formerly Lake Temescal Regional Park, is a regional park in the Berkeley Hills, in northeastern Oakland, California.

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

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Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, and Temescal Regional Park are lower on the western slopes while Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is lower on the eastern slope above Danville.
Despite its small size of 205 acre, Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve forms an important link in the chain of parks that line the Berkeley Hills.

Caldecott Tunnel

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The four bores of the Caldecott Tunnel carry State Highway 24 between Oakland and Contra Costa County.
The Caldecott Tunnel is an east–west highway tunnel through the Berkeley Hills between Oakland and Orinda, California.

Berkeley Hills Tunnel

Two are aqueducts of EBMUD; the Berkeley Hills Tunnel serves the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.
The Berkeley Hills Tunnel is a tunnel which carries Bay Area Rapid Transit's Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line through the Berkeley Hills between Rockridge station and Orinda station.

Oakland Hills, Oakland, California

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It is common to hear the term, "Oakland Hills" to refer to that section of the Berkeley Hills that runs along the east side of Oakland.
"Oakland Hills" is most commonly an informal name for that section of the Berkeley Hills range which extends along the eastern side of Oakland, California.

California State Route 24

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The four bores of the Caldecott Tunnel carry State Highway 24 between Oakland and Contra Costa County.
A freeway throughout its entire length, it runs from the Interstate 580/Interstate 980 interchange (just east of the MacArthur Maze) in Oakland, and through the Caldecott Tunnel under the Berkeley Hills, to the Interstate 680 junction in Walnut Creek.

Oakland, California

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It is common to hear the term, "Oakland Hills" to refer to that section of the Berkeley Hills that runs along the east side of Oakland.
On October 20, 1991, a massive firestorm swept down from the Berkeley/Oakland hills above the Caldecott Tunnel.

San Pablo Ridge

Vollmer Peak (elevation 1,905 feet/581 m), although commonly thought to be part of the Berkeley Hills is actually located on the adjacent San Pablo Ridge near the point where it meets the Berkeley Hills at the head of Wildcat Canyon.
To the west are the Berkeley Hills, and to the east, the Sobrante Ridge.

San Leandro Hills

In the section above East Oakland to Castro Valley, the ridge appears on most maps as the San Leandro Hills.
Geologically, they are a southern continuation of the Berkeley Hills on the north.

Oakland firestorm of 1991

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(See 1923 Berkeley Fire and 1991 Oakland firestorm).
The fire started on Saturday, October 19, from an incompletely extinguished grass fire in the Berkeley Hills, northeast of the intersection of California State Routes 24 and 13 (0.5 mi north of the Caldecott Tunnel west portal).

Alameda County, California

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The crest of the Berkeley Hills form part of the northeastern boundary and reach into the center of the county.

1923 Berkeley, California fire

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(See 1923 Berkeley Fire and 1991 Oakland firestorm).
Although the exact cause was never determined, the fire began in the undeveloped chaparral and grasslands of Wildcat Canyon, just east of the ridgeline of the Berkeley Hills, and was propelled over the ridge and southwestward just south of Codornices Creek by a strong, gusty, and intensely dry northeasterly wind.

Andrew Lawson

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His home in the La Loma Park area of the Berkeley Hills in Berkeley, California, now called the "Lawson House", was especially designed for him by noted architect Bernard Maybeck to withstand earthquakes.

Pacific Coast Ranges

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The Berkeley Hills are a range of the Pacific Coast Ranges that overlook the northeast side of the valley that encompasses San Francisco Bay.

Valley

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The Berkeley Hills are a range of the Pacific Coast Ranges that overlook the northeast side of the valley that encompasses San Francisco Bay.