The Berkeley Wire: 05.04.15

Indian Rock. Photo Gina G

Berkeley neighbors help catch 4 teens in dramatic effort after strong-arm robbery

Alert residents worked together Sunday afternoon to help catch four Oakland teens police say robbed an 18-year-old woman on Brookside Avenue in Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood. The dramatic …

Shauna Rosenblum puts fun into wine at Rock Wall

When she was just 3-years' old, Shauna Rosenblum could read a refractometer to measure the sugar levels in wine. Now she's running ...

Water conservation gets serious with restrictions, fines

Hosing down your driveway, watering your yard more than twice a week, or washing your car with a hose without a shutoff …

How Quirky is Berkeley? Doug Heine’s Gate 13 art

When telling someone how to find Doug Heine’s studio at 813 Page St., it seems logical to mention the airplane tail protruding from the …

The Berkeley Wire: 05.01.15

Berkeley Fire truck. Photo: William Newton

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, April 16-22

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Please don’t hesitate to share photos, videos or tips, about breaking news …

Bites: Starline Social Club, Hella Vegan, Pho Ao Sen

Oakland's historic Starline Social Club re-opens, Red Bay Coffee launches a Kickstarter, and much more in this week's Bites.

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BAHA SPRING TOUR/ELMWOOD Sunday brings the always popular Spring Tour of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. This year, the tour is centered on the storied Elmwood …

Nonprofit accuses city of Berkeley of ‘unethical contracting practices’ for new homeless center

The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest …

5 charged after Telegraph Avenue fight leaves 3 victims

Five men were charged this week after a dispute that began over a spurned dance invitation inside Pappy's Grill & Sports Bar on Telegraph …

The Berkeley Wire: 04.30.15

At the mast. Photo: Louis Benainous

Forty Acres’ new cannabis site is illegal says Berkeley

Three months after the city council ordered the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective to shut its doors at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave. …

Rent Romus, and past and future Finns of West Berkeley

The determination to explore his Finnish ancestry didn’t come to Rent Romus in a sudden epiphany or a burst of inspiration. Rather, …

Photos: Hundreds march, light candles at vigil for Nepal

The Nepali Student Association at UC Berkeley organized a vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness and funds after the April 25 earthquake …

Big Screen Berkeley: Félix and Meira

Is it better to live a life of quiet desperation and stifling stability, or roll the dice and risk coming up snake …

The Berkeley Wire: 04.29.15

Photo: Wiliam Newton