The Berkeley Wire: 01.30.15

Photo by Brock Slinger, taken Jan. 29, 2015

Bites: MeloMelo and Zing Café open in Berkeley

Berkeley's first kava bar has opened on University, the Ashby neighborhood has new Zing Café, and more in this week's Bites.

Big Screen Berkeley: Academy Award nominated shorts

It’s time once again for me to thoroughly embarrass myself by incorrectly handicapping this year’s short subject Academy Awards, which open this …

If measles breaks out in Berkeley, unvaccinated children will be quarantined for 21 days

If measles breaks out in any Berkeley school, the Berkeley public health department will direct all unvaccinated children to stay at home …

Berkeley’s Theresa Wong: Have cello, will travel

Theresa Wong calls Berkeley home, but she forged her artistic identity via a long and winding journey abroad, soaking up creative currents …

Berkeley police ask for help to find suspect after iPhone robbery of elderly man (video)

The Berkeley Police Department is asking the community for help to find a man who robbed an elderly shopper of his brand new …

Public meeting on Adeline corridor on Saturday

Those interested in the future of Adeline Street in South Berkeley are invited to a meeting Saturday morning at the senior center …

The Berkeley Wire: 01.29.15

Front yard chair by ginaG10. Photo taken Jan. 27, 2015

Comedian W. Kamau Bell reports being victim of racism at Berkeley’s Elmwood Café

The cafe's owner says he was appalled to hear the comedian was asked to leave the café as he was chatting to ...

Berkeley council adopts new building sustainability law; small properties exempt for now

The Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a new law Tuesday night aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making local buildings more sustainable, …

Easy, superfood recipe: Quinoa and kale patties

These quinoa and kale patties hit all the marks: packed with superfoods, they’re nourishing yet hearty at the same time. Plus they ...

Home Truths: Why Berkeley has become one of the Bay Area’s hottest real-estate spots

Home Truths, a quarterly report on the state of the Berkeley real estate market, is brought to you by Red Oak Realty. Those of …

How Quirky was Berkeley: The social justice posters of the Red Sun Rising collective

To the Berkeley of 2015, the Berkeley of the 1960s and early 1970s seems a long-gone relative. Some of us remember what it looked …

Mrs. Dalloway’s to give Berkeley teachers $100 in books

Every kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District will soon have the opportunity to buy $100 worth of …

The Berkeley Wire: 01.28.15

Great Egret, Jewel Lake, Tilden Park by Nancy Rubin. Photo taken Jan. 23, 2015

Fighter pilot who flew jet over Berkeley was giving nod to brother at Cal; Navy is investigating

The fighter jet that buzzed Berkeley on Tuesday, sending both shock waves and excitement through the community, was reportedly flown by the …

Op-ed: Berkeley cannabis club Forty Acres is a nightmare

Last week, after nearly four years of wrangling, the City Council declared the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective at 1820-1828 San …