The Berkeley Wire: 03.27.15

Mr. Balloons by Thomas Hughes

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 12-18

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 …

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

TARTUFFE AT THE REP Molière's Tartuffe, a satirical attack on religious hypocrisy, still has its sting after 350 years. Berkeley Rep's production, adapted by …

2 men take plea deals after 1 is beaten on video

Two homeless men shown on video in a heated interaction that turned violent, when a Downtown Berkeley Association staffer appeared to punch one of …

Dog lovers to help eliminate foxtails in César Chávez Park

Dozens of dog lovers are expected to join a city of Berkeley crew in the off-leash area of César Chávez Park on …

Bites: Newberry Market to Uptown Station, more

Newberry Market signs on to exciting new Uptown Station project, Townie adds a brunch menu; much more in this week's Bites.

Getting Frisky with Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines

Maybe a Manhattan methadone clinic wasn’t an auspicious setting for encountering a musical hero, but Macy Blackman wasn’t going let an opportunity …

Berkeley student suspended after stabbing other student

A Berkeley High School student was suspended after stabbing a fellow student in the back Thursday. The incident happened off campus during the …

The Berkeley Wire: 03.26.15

Turkey by Thomas Hughes

Berkeley police arrest man wanted after brutal attack on his mother

Police officers arrested a man found in a stolen truck at the Berkeley marina who authorities say tried to kill his 86-year-old mother in …

Thursday: Groundbreaking for new Dwight Way project

A 99-unit, 6-story building planned in downtown Berkeley is kicking off construction in earnest with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon. Demolition began last …

Video: Downtown Berkeley worker assaults homeless man

A Downtown Berkeley Association ambassador assaulted a homeless man Thursday evening behind CVS in what appears to be a violent incident that was captured …

At first Bay Area Book Festival, a temple made of books

Berkeley, it’s been said, is a book town. But never before has it had an actual temple made of books. Rising in Civic …

How Quirky was Berkeley? Politics as Theater

Berkeley was a crucible for New Left politics in the 1960s and 1970s. Often forgotten when we speak of the Free Speech …

The Berkeley Wire: 03.25.15

Live Oak Park Leaf by KeLens. Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2015

Officials to relax rules for Berkeley ‘granny flats’

Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to streamline the process for homeowners who want to add secondary units — sometimes called in-law …

The Campanile at 100: The woman of the tower

By Gretchen Kell The Campanile is the most distinctive building of the Berkeley skyline. It turns 100 this year and in honor of …