Berkeley pier offers new outlook on bay (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley’s first woman firefighter retires as first woman chief (Tribune)
Mitch Celaya leaving UC Berkeley for Calistoga police chief post (Tribune)
Irving Saraf, co-founder of Fantasy Films, dies (Deadline Hollywood)
Starting Jan. 1., shoppers will have to pay for grocery bags (Tribune)
Chronicle names Comal one of ten best new restaurants (Chronicle)
Chronicle names Magnes Collection “most improved” museum of 2012 (Chronicle)
A Berkeley man found dead in the water near the Oakland Marina at Jack London Square appears to have died of natural causes, according to the Alameda County coroner’s office.
Whether sipping bubbly at midnight or enjoying a mimosa with brunch, many of us will celebrate the new year with champagne glasses clinking left and right.
Bearing 13 indestructible soccer balls, toys, shampoo, conditioner, and a bunch of T-shirts, Mayor Tom Bates and his wife, State Senator Loni Hancock, recently visited Palma Soriano, Berkeley’s sister city in Cuba.
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