The Berkeley Wire: 07.22.16

Hammer Forge at Berkeley Forge and Steel. Photo: David Gould

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

BARK AND MEOW ADOPT-A-THON: On Saturday July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkeley Humane will once again host one of …

Kriss Worthington to run for mayor of Berkeley

Worthington said he decided to run after long discussions with City Councilman Jesse Arreguín, one of the council’s three progressive members, who ...

Bites: Nizza La Bella, Passione Pizza Emporio, more

We've got details on the closure of Albany's Nizza La Bella, as well as plans for a Passione Pizza quick-service restaurant and ...

HBO documentary puts spotlight on Seva, a Berkeley nonprofit that restores sight to the blind

At a time when so much of the world’s news seems so dark, HBO is airing a documentary featuring a Berkeley nonprofit …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.21.16

Climbers on Indian Rock by Gina g10

Lies, love, sacrifice in Shotgun Players’ ‘Grand Concourse’

Why do people volunteer at soup kitchens? Is it so that they may selflessly serve others? Is it to make themselves feel …

Former UC Berkeley staffer sentenced for stealing $400K

“We were devastated when we found out. It was a big loss and we moved very quickly ... to address the procedures ...

30 new East Bay restaurants, bars for you to try now

It can be hard to keep up with all of the restaurant openings and closings in the East Bay. Here's our tally ...

Berkeley actor Matt Ross can do more than scowl

Matt Ross had a smile on his face. Maybe it was no surprise, as he was at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San …

Gillian Margot brings Black Beauty to Berkeley (and Geoffrey Keezer)

The musical partnership of vocalist Gillian Margot and pianist Geoffrey Keezer is still in its infancy, but the two extraordinary musicians have …

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Captain Fantastic;’ ‘Breaking a Monster’

Three-quarters of the way into Captain Fantastic (opening at Landmark’s California Theater on Friday, July 22), I thought I might be watching …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.20.16

Solar calendar at Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

UC Berkeley acts after concrete falls at Edwards Stadium

Employees with offices under the bleachers have been ordered to vacate by Thursday after chunks of concrete the size of sneakers ...

Recipe: Fish taco lettuce wraps

For a fresh take on taco night, try these spicy rockfish lettuce wraps.

Proposed in Berkeley: 5 stories, 39 units on San Pablo

A new proposal has come in, on the former Jered's Pottery lot, for a 5-story, 39-unit building on San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. The pottery shop, …

The Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley to close Aug. 30

Unless a buyer can be found, the school and its associated mosaics store and gallery on Allston Way will close its doors ...