Update, 11:40 p.m. Berkeley police and fire personnel left the scene at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, after concluding that no one was barricaded in a residence, contrary to earlier reports. Berkeley Police Lt. Randy Files told Berkeleyside that police originally received calls about “loud reports” that could have been gunfire, and that authorities believed somebody might have been “holed up” in a home in the 1600 block of Addison Street. This “proved not to be the case,” he said. Files would not elaborate on how police determined that the report was unsubstantiated. At 11:35 p.m. neighborhood streets were being re-opened after being closed off to all traffic. (more…)
Berkeley Patients Group, unbowed (East Bay Express)
Going great lengths of free music, Berkeley style (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley presents Peter Barnes’ The Ruling Class’ (Broadway World)
Oblivious walking: an unseen Berkeley danger (Daily Cal)
Dykes prepares for first spring ball at Cal (NBC Sports)
UC Berkeley researchers aim to revolutionize e-books (Daily Cal)
Man charged with 2012 stabbing of former Berkeley artist (BANG)
‘The Secret Garden’ now a Berkeley-bound opera (Mercury News)
Impact Theatre bends Shakespeare comedy (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley’s City Council on Tuesday night received the first biennial report on the city’s long-term liabilities. The detailed breakdowns in the report from city budget manager Teresa Berkeley-Simmons make clear that the main areas with significant liabilities are police pensions, maintenance of city facilities, and watershed and storm drain maintenance and improvements.
Bicycle brewery tour, James Beard awards and new bar bites at Hawker Fare. This and more on our daily East Bay food news round-up.
Caffe Venezia has been a perennial Berkeley favorite for more than three decades. As it prepares to close, we retrace its story.
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