Op-ed: Berkeley schools need a facilities master plan

In an op-ed published on Berkeleyside yesterday, Mark Lemkin, a long-time Berkeley resident with two children at local schools, says it's time Berkeley …

‘The Zero Theorem:’ Terry Gilliam’s twisted brain on view

The very first new release I ever reviewed for Berkeleyside was Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Released in January 2010, …

Richmond man dies after Berkeley motorcycle crash

A 48-year-old Richmond man died after a collision with a pick-up truck in Berkeley last week, authorities reported Thursday evening. Friday, Sept. 12, …

The Berkeley Wire: 09.18.14

Bird with fish by TJ Gehling

Bites: CREAM, B-Dama, See’s Candies, Eat Real Fest

Lots of new openings to report, including a new CREAM ice-cream sandwich spot -- and Eat Real Fest is back this weekend!

Drugs, guns seized during 2 CHP arrests in Berkeley

Two vehicle stops in Berkeley, near Gilman Street on Interstate 80, early Wednesday morning led to arrests and the seizure of weapons …

After Haven, Plum: Checking in with Chef Kim Alter

Former Haven and Plum chef Kim Alter appears on the verge of getting a new restaurant. Nosh checked in.

Berkeley’s own return to town to perform jazz the LA way

You’ll rarely get an argument on the streets of Berkeley by disparaging Los Angeles. While oft-maligned as a cultural wasteland, LA actually …

Update: PG&E outage in North Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo caused by fire

More than 5,000 customers are without power in North Berkeley and El Cerrito, according to PG&E's outage map. The outage began at 12:28 …

The Berkeley Wire: 09.17.14

Fly away with me photo by quinn dombrowski

Berkeley warned of rampant Godzilla across the bay

Drivers and pedestrians on Panoramic Way in Berkeley did a double take a few days ago when a large mobile LED sign, usually …

Be knocked out by people you don’t know at Uncharted

When Berkeleyside unveils the detailed program of Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 next week, we know people will look for the names they recognize. …

Breaking: Case dismissed in Jermaine Davis homicide

Charges have been dropped in the case against a Pittsburg man accused of shooting a 26-year-old Berkeley man to death last summer. Wednesday …

Berkeley School Board primer: Leadership at Malcolm X and BHS, career training, common core, more

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 17) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at …

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Sunrise. Photo: Kevin Schofield

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Sept. 4-10

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. …