Daily Archives: February 26, 2013


The Berkeley Wire: 02.26.13

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Police arrest Oakland woman in Berkeley homicide

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Update, March 4, 3:35 p.m. Berkeleyside has removed the name of the woman who was arrested because of the decision to release her without charging her last week.

Update, Feb. 27, 10:50 p.m. According to the Alameda County district attorney’s office, the woman was released Tuesday by the Berkeley Police Department under Penal Code section 849(b). Charges were not filed Wednesday and she did not appear in court. She had been arrested Monday on a Ramey warrant. No further information was available from authorities.

Original post, Feb. 26, 4:43 p.m. The Berkeley Police Department has arrested an Oakland woman on suspicion of homicide, but details from authorities otherwise remain scant.

Police arrested the 21-year-old woman on Monday on a warrant related to a Berkeley homicide, according to the Alameda County sheriff’s department.

Berkeley Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said Tuesday afternoon that the department cannot release information about which homicide the woman is connected with so as not to jeopardize the department’s on-going investigation.

Investigators continue to follow up on leads related to the case, she said.

The woman is being held without bail at the Berkeley Jail and is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland. … Continue reading »

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Post office public hearing to focus on Berkeley sale plan

A protest to save the downtown Berkeley post office took place in late February. Photo: Daniel Parks
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The United States Postal Service is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the proposal to relocate the downtown Berkeley Post Office and sell its existing building at 2000 Allston Way.

The USPS says the sale is necessary to generate revenue after the organization has experienced a 26% drop in mail volume over the past three years.

A group of local residents who opposes the sale is expected to hold rally outside the Berkeley City Council Chambers where the meeting is taking place, starting at 6:00 p.m.. Local monologist and actor Josh Kornbluth is participating in the rally and will be at the hearing. The Save the Berkeley Post Office group argues the the city cannot lose a historic, architecturally significant building which was built with public funds. … Continue reading »

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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GORGEOUS AND GREEN Gorgeous and Green, which specializes in local flowers and local, sustainably made gifts, cards and jewelry, has moved from San Pablo Avenue to 2946 College Avenue in the Elmwood. Owner Pilar Zuniga says her vision “is to provide thoughtful gifts, floral designs and events that illustrate love, happiness and joy while allowing those feelings to permeate the environment and people they touch.”

STELLA NONNA Stella Nonna, which has focused on catering and company lunches since its founding in 1997, is opening a full-service restaurant at 1407 San Pablo Avenue, just south of Camelia. A Berkeleyside reader reports that the construction has “nice wood, brushed stainless, etc.” Chef/owners Tim Carlon and Sarah Nasgovitz plan a neighborhood restaurant “with unique regionally accented cuisine  at high-value prices, encouraging repeat visits.”  … Continue reading »

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The NOSH Wire: 02.26.13

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Our daily round-up of all the East Bay food news out there — brought to you fresh every day in one convenient place. Continue reading »


Signs of spring come to Berkeley

A rosebud on Derby near Fulton. Photo: Richard Wiborg
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It may still be February, but spring is creeping in and Berkeleysiders are sharing some beautiful photographs taken around town of delicate cherry blossoms and budding blooms. Despite the evidence to the contrary, spring officially begins with the vernal equinox on March 20. … Continue reading »

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Nosh on the town: FIVE restaurant in Berkeley

Pork tenderloin at FIVE. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on FIVE restaurant, in Berkeley, CA. (See the menu.) If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. If you’d like to submit your own photo gallery for consideration from a meal you enjoyed, please email nosh@berkeleyside.com for more information. You can also add photographs to our Flickr group. (Photos by Emilie Raguso, captions below the fold.) … Continue reading »

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