The Berkeley Wire: 07.31.15

Fire sun from Solano Hill, Albany by Katherine Walsh. Photo taken July 28, 2015

Bites: The Advocate, Source Mini replacement

Two big-name restaurants have now announced August openings: Elmwood's The Advocate plans to open August 7 and Sabio on Main aims for ...

National Night Out comes to Berkeley on Tuesday

It's by far the biggest year yet for National Night Out in Berkeley, with nearly 100 neighborhoods and organizations signed up to hold block …

Nabolom Bakery to close after 40 years in Berkeley

The collective bakery, a favorite spot for muffins and Blueberry Cheese Danishes, as well as live music on the weekends, will shutter ...

Man sodomized while sleeping at People’s Park

A man woke up Thursday in People's Park in Berkeley to discover that he had been sodomized, authorities reported Friday morning. The University …

BART to shut transbay service this weekend

BART will shut down its transbay service between Oakland and San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, to repair …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.30.15

Aquatic Park by Avi

Berkeley plans ‘very efficient garage that people will be happy to come to’

As plans proceed for an updated municipal garage on downtown Berkeley's Center Street, project details are firming up, and the plan for where people …

New plan calls for 10 theaters at 2211 Harold Way

The developer of 2211 Harold Way and Landmark Theatres are nearing a deal to increase the number of movie theaters in the …

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival reaches into East Bay

It’s time for the 35th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and this year the festival extends for a full two weeks in …

Alive! in Berkeley: All-women jazz combo comes to town

Alive! wasn’t the first top-flight all-women combo in jazz. Going back to at least the 1940s, when the International Sweethearts of Rhythm …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.29.15

The Vallant by Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken July 21, 2015

UC Theatre project gets boost with $1.3M matching grant

One of the Bay Area’s biggest philanthropists has given a $1.3 million matching grant to spur completion of the renovation of the …

What would you pay 33 cents a day for?

Conventional wisdom has it that summer is a slow news time. Not so in Berkeley! It's been one thing after another this month — and Berkeleyside …

Police: Man stomped 69-year-old who refused him $1

A man charged in June with two felonies, battery with serious bodily injury and elder abuse, is set to return to court …

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.28.15

Berkeley OSH tower at sunset by Paul Sullivan. Photo taken March 11. 2015