Blake Street

Berkeley police are investigating a “minor explosion” that occurred near Blake Street and Chilton Way, just west of Telegraph, last night. Are there any reader reports on what happened?

Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel (co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine in Britain,...

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  1. I’m not a witness but “plastic jug” containing a non-hazardous powder makes it sound like a prankish vinegar and baking soda hack.

    Back in college (don’t tell anyone) we used to take 2-liter coke bottles, sneak a little liquid nitrogen out of the physics lab (not recommended, highly dangerous stuff), zip it away to the park, screw on the top real tight — and wait for the “minor explosion”. Lots of fun, really.

    -t