A total of 931 people who used Berkeley’s Fire Department ambulance services have had their personal information accessed inappropriately and are susceptible to identify theft, according to the City of Berkeley.
Bites: What’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening Our regular round-up of East Bay food news includes a new ramen spot to be opened by ex-Chez Panisse maître d’ Sam White, and a new bakery coming soon from Michael Jackson’s former personal chef.
A recent city announcement about a new approach to waste pick-up in Berkeley has left some readers perplexed and concerned.
A tree limb heavy with leaves was felled by the storm Thursday night on Channing between 9th and 10th streets. Michael O’Heaney shot the photos here and said how impressed he was that the city was out at 7:15 a.m. Friday morning cutting the branches and clearing them away. “Good job Berkeley!” he wrote.
If Sheila Jordan made a deal with the devil, she seems to be getting the best of the bargain. At 84, jazz’s most intrepid vocalist sounds like a woman half her age. She’s come through just about everything that life can throw at you: grinding rural poverty, thuggish police who harassed her for hanging out with black men, decades of scuffling for gigs in obscurity, and her own alcohol-driven demons. Nothing deterred her, and today she stands virtually alone as a survivor of the bebop era who literally sings praises for her late friend Charlie Parker at every gig.
The house favorite at Flora is a cocktail called Carter Beats the Devil. But Ms Barstool opted for the Airmail, which moves you from where you are to a mellower place, post haste.
The Ed Roberts Campus near the Ashby BART station has been locked and closed for the day following a report of a gunshot inside one of the building’s public restrooms.
The sign for Perfect Plants Patients Group is still in the window of 2840-B Sacramento Street, but the cannabis collective has closed up shop, according to its owner, Eric Thomas.
The future of Telegraph Avenue was the focus of a special work session of Berkeley’s City Council on Tuesday evening. Where most discussions of Telegraph concentrate on the many problems of the area — declining retail sales, vacant lots, troubling street behavior — Tuesday was filled with positive images and ideas for the avenue.
Born in New Orleans in 1876, August Vollmer and his family moved to Berkeley in 1890, where he helped run a supplies store and organize the North Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department before being elected police marshal in 1905. Vollmer remained in office (later as police chief) until 1932, his tenure interrupted only by a brief, unhappy dalliance with the LAPD.
New restaurants and bars, plans afoot by food entrepreneurs and chefs, launches and celebrations: all the latest edible news from the East Bay for our fellow gastronomes.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department.