Berkeley zoning board commissioners asked the architect for a 120-foot-tall building planned for Shattuck Avenue to make the project less suburban, craft a better street-level retail experience and take steps to retain existing local merchants on site during a review late last week.
With new space, Homeroom, Oakland's go-to mac 'n' cheese restaurant will be able to offer events and classes.
Police have arrested a juvenile near the North Berkeley BART station in connection with three robberies at gunpoint that took place over eight days in June, authorities said in a statement Friday afternoon.
The 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and still the largest of its kind, returns to the Bay Area July 24-August 10 with 67 offerings from 17 countries, as well as festivities, special discussion programs and international guests in Berkeley, as well as in San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Rafael. Tickets and passes are now on sale.
Coming up Marin Avenue, just before Colusa Avenue on the south side of the street, you will have seen the collection of folk art: the garage door, the bench, the pigs in the ivy and the mailbox. They were designed and created by Conny Bleul-Gohlke, an autodidactic artist who came to Berkeley from Berlin with her husband in 2002 for an 11-month work assignment which has turned into 12 firmly entrenched years here. (more…)
1) After several high profile raids, police arrest two in connection with June 11 shootings.
2) Berkeley’s minimum wage will increase to $12.53 by 2016
3) Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to step down
4) Shooting on San Pablo sends 38-year old to hospital
5) Much-beloved Dwight Nursery closing its doors after 30 years
6) Downtown initiative makes ballot; city may lose millions in fees
7) Pauline Kael’s home for sale; historic murals at risk
8) New independent bookstore Bookish opens in Berkeley
9) Berkeleyans make cashew based, dairy free, delicious ice cream
10) UC Berkeley studies the West Coast cocktail
Summer is here and it's all about beer with the opening of The Good Hop Bottle Shop and Perdition Smokehouse to name just two new beer destinations.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Friday that Sandy Barbour, the university’s athletics director, plans to step down from her post in mid-July.
MARSH JAM If you’re looking for a laugh, you may want to head to the Marsh tonight, Friday, for Marsh Jam. The comedy show will feature a blend of “Spolin” style improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy for a unique theatrical experience tailored to the audience’s interests. Michael Bossier, who founded the comedy troupe Spaghetti Jam, will head the show. Past members of his troupe include Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldber and Betty Thomas. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m. (more…)
Last Saturday, the Yabusaki family shut the doors of the Dwight Way Nursery for the final time after 30 years of serving the Berkeley community. Kenneth Yabusaki made the decision to close the business following the untimely death of his sister Emi Yabusaki from cancer in late April.
Update, June 27, 1 a.m. The Berkeley Police Department has identified the victim from Thursday night’s shooting as a 38-year-old man, and classified his injuries as “serious.”