The Berkeley Wire: 05.27.16

Lusty men. Photo: Film&PhotoArchivist

New 16-story downtown Berkeley hotel gets go-ahead

Berkeley's Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday night approved plans for a 16-story, 334-room hotel, with conference center, to be built on the …

3 arrested, guns and meth found, in West Berkeley raid

[Editor's Note: This story was updated after publication with comments from Juan's Place and additional information from the Berkeley Police Department.] Three men …

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

ABOVE & BEYOND The English progressive trance group Above & Beyond perform at the Greek Theatre on Friday at 7 p.m. Jono Grant, Tony …

Bites: Agave Uptown, Mokka, Fieldwork, more

In this week's Bites, we've got new details on a second Oaxacan restaurant headed to Uptown Oakland, plus news on the future ...

The Berkeley Wire: 05.26.16

Fawn and mother in the backyard in Berkeley. Photo, taken on May 20, 2016, by Mohan Ajmani

Crime log: Narcotics operation, community session about shooting, checkpoint arrests, ‘Click it or Ticket’

Police arrested two people in East Oakland in connection with drugs and guns, and police were out in Berkeley today doing a ...

Eight East Bay companies sourcing great tea

Berkeley and Oakland are chock-full of tea producers and importers focusing on bringing the good stuff to tea enthusiasts and new converts ...

24/7 ballot drop box now available in downtown Berkeley

The secure box is for those who want to save a stamp on their absentee ballot, hand it in themselves, or wait ...

Williams decides not to testify; defense rests

After suddenly announcing Wednesday that convicted murderer Darnell Williams Jr. would testify on his own behalf, the defense team backtracked Thursday morning …

Raising voices for 50 years with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

The competition for Berkeley’s most Berkeley organization is stiff, but you’ll be hard pressed to find an institution that embodies the city’s …

Quirky Berkeley: Melissa Mork’s sheetmetal origami

Melissa Mork is the fourth generation of the Mork family to work in the sheet-metal business started by her great grandfather, Walter …

The Berkeley Wire: 05.25.16

Pastel colored leaves carpet Tilden trail, what you miss if looking at your cell. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘A Monster with a Thousand Heads’, ‘The Idol’

Chances are that if you’re an adult living within the borders of the United States, you’ve probably scared your children and/or your …

Breaking: Convicted murderer says he’ll take the stand

Minutes after a forensic psychologist described the extensive and longstanding impulse-control problems exhibited by convicted murderer Darnell Williams Jr., he suddenly announced …

Artificial intelligence is here: who is it going to benefit?

This article is brought to you by the Bay Area Book Festival. Tempus Fugit. Cui Bono? Fifty years ago, we could not have imagined …

Convicted killer: ‘I been in the streets since I was 9’

Despite knowing he would be arrested as a result, the father of a convicted murderer came to court Tuesday to ask for mercy …