Audrey Martin: A dream fulfilled, plus more Berkeley gigs

On her 40th birthday Audrey Martin decided to sing. As a marriage and family therapist, she had spent years helping other people …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.22.14

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Berkeley School Board: 3 seats contested by 5 candidates

Three seats on the Berkeley Unified school board are being contested by five candidates in this year's election. Three of the candidates …

Farm Burger brings Southern flair to East Bay scene

‘We should just open up a grass-fed burger place, raise all the cattle, and call it a day.’ And thus it came ...

Berkeley School Board primer: BCCE union contract, compensation report on the agenda

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 22) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.  …

Berkeley ballot snafu, more money in for 2014 election

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has sent out 27,000 postcards to Berkeley voters informing them that the date of the election …

Outside money, solar funds in Assembly campaigns

Big outside money is playing a large role in California legislative races this year, and the East Bay is not immune to …

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.21.14

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Berkeley author Elizabeth Rosner’s “Electric City” is a lyrical coming-of-age story

When Elizabeth Rosner was growing up near Schenectady New York, a company town dominated by the General Electric Corporation, she couldn’t wait …

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Oct. 9-15

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. …

Berkeley composer John Adams’ opera ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ opens to protests in New York

Last night's performance of Berkeley-based composer John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York wasn't a typical opera …

The lowdown: Berkeley council on disaster prep, longterm parking in South Berkeley, ambulance issues, more

Scroll down to learn about the highlights of this week's Berkeley City Council agenda. The special session: Disaster preparedness At 5:30 p.m., Berkeley Fire Chief Gil …

‘Diplomacy': A confident statement from one of Germany’s greatest living filmmakers

I spent a good portion of my teens and 20s playing the World War I-set board game ‘Diplomacy’. Though marketed to the war …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.20.14

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Op-eds: Measures R and D, cell phones, dental mercury

Berkeleyside’s Opinionator section has recently welcomed five new op-eds. On Oct. 16 we published an op-ed by Mal Warwick who argues that Big Oil …

Uncharted Ideas: Do something different this weekend

The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is this weekend's hottest ticket. We're expecting a host of surprises at this week's Uncharted: The Berkeley …