Berkeley Lab’s contract loss threatens Richmond expansion (SF Chronicle)
Now open: The Berkeley Kitchens (East Bay Express)
Berkeley cracks down on turning houses into mini-dorms (SF Chronicle)
Gettin’ rowdy and real at Berkeley’s Old Time Music Convention (Mother Jones)
UC Berkeley Institute for Jewish law receives $2.85m grant (JTA)
Chancellor Dirks holds first fireside chat with students (UCB)
Vacant UC President’ house may get restored (ABC7)
Your daily feast of East Bay foodie news.
ALCHEMY COLLECTIVE CAFÉ The Alchemy Collective Café (pictured above) has moved from its current, cramped location on 3140 Martin Luther King Jr. Way to a larger location on 1741 Alcatraz Ave. (as tipped by us in July). This is the first move since the collective was opened in 2012 by six baristas who wanted to run an independent café operation. Last year they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and brought in $10,000 to open up their business. They’ve proven to be as adept at crowd-sourced fundraising as brewing coffee: two days ago the Collective met their goal of raising another $10,000 on Kickstarter to help pay for their second move. According to their website, the new café will feature more space and a covered patio in the front. The menu is still in the works, but it will continue to feature coffee from Verve Roasters. The addition of a kitchen may allow the service of breakfast items like a granola bowl and breakfast sandwich, as well as a variety of lunch sandwiches. (more…)
Despite the recent federal crackdown on medical cannabis operations, the Berkeley City Council will discuss tonight expanding the number of dispensaries from three to four – and maybe to six – and refine the rules regarding collectives.
Ms Barstool says sipping a Tipsy Turvy at the Tribune Tavern, an environment rich with local history, is a highly recommended way to spend an evening.
What is a C.O.G.? That question is at the heart of the unimaginatively titled C.O.G. (opening at Rialto Cinema’s Elmwood on Friday, September 20), director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s (Easier with Practice) sophomore effort. The answer isn’t terribly surprising, but turns out to be one of the more predictable aspects of what is otherwise a fine example of character-driven, American indie filmmaking.
The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged an Oakland man with three felonies after a foot chase in South Berkeley last week.
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