For the last eight years, poets from around the East Bay have been gathering each year at the Berkeley Poetry Festival. Sometimes they meet and read together on a street. Other times they gather in a television studio and broadcast two days worth of poems. On other occasions, they have recited poetry in a museum.
The two self-professed clowns behind Kitchen on Fire, who like to ham it up with kitchen utensils for the camera, are quite serious about their mission: they want to teach people to cook real food for themselves.
By Julia Musto
In February, some people were sitting on a wall in Berkeley when one of them jumped off and accidentally landed on the leg of a puppy, HarleyQuin.
John Vias prowls the streets of our city at night. He has been doing so for years, always waiting until darkness has fallen and the traffic is sparse before venturing out.
One of the most exciting outcomes of the discussion at Berkeleyside’s Local Business Forum in January was the notion that the city had a real chance to establish itself as a hotspot for the burgeoning maker movement. Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass waxed eloquent of the coming shift to viable, small-scale manufacturing, and about the potential of under-utilized space in West Berkeley.
After a three and half hour standoff, Berkeley police arrested a 65-year old man on Wednesday who had barricaded himself in a house on Parker Street armed with a machete and saw.
According to local media reports, a man barricaded himself in a home on Parker and Acton around 7:00am this morning with a machete and knife. A 15-strong Berkeley police SWAT team used battering rams to enter the house and remove the man at around 10:20am.
By Niclas Ericsson