The Berkeley Wire: 04.17.14

Rap musick by TJ Gehling Taken April 16, 2014

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

RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE California has been quite dry this year — but Friday's roundtable on the drought will be anything but. The Berkeley Energy …

Berkeley 8th graders raise $80K to build their own library

A Berkeley middle school’s successful campaign to crowd-fund the creation of its first library is one for the books. Still in its infancy, …

Berkeley police arrest alleged drug dealer with gun

An Oakland man has been charged with five felonies after a probation search led to his arrest and the recovery by Berkeley police …

How quirky is Berkeley? The Giant Orange of Spruce St.

Of the thousands of examples of quirky material culture that I have seen in Berkeley, my favorite is a giant orange on …

‘Wittenberg,’ a comedy with an historical undertow

Wittenberg, at the Aurora in Berkeley, is written by contemporary American playwright David Davalos. It's an historical comedy that employs an ingenious contrivance …

The Berkeley Wire: 04.16.14

Along the Wildcat Gorge trail. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Drone battle to come before Berkeley City Council

More than a year after the Berkeley City Council asked three city panels to take a look at the use of drones …

Parking lot war at 1414 University in Berkeley heats up; owner attempts to fence off competing businesses

The owner of the building at 1414 University Ave. attempted to install a fence Tuesday along the parking lot that she gained …

Op-Ed: Could Box have been Berkeley’s first $1 billion IPO?

The cloud content management company Box was founded in Berkeley in 2005, but quickly moved to Palo Alto to attract senior talent. …

16-year-old girl found naked, pepper-sprayed in Elmwood

Update, 7:25 p.m. The Oakland Police Department released the following statement at 4:45 p.m.: "Investigators have learned this incident occurred in another jurisdiction. …

Berkeley warehouse fire started accidentally; Wooden Duck not insured for content loss

The fire that erupted in a West Berkeley warehouse on Saturday, seriously damaging or destroying numerous businesses, started accidentally, according to fire …

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.15.14

Mura by William Newton

Councilmen: Time is now to discuss Tasers in Berkeley

Three Berkeley City Council members are bringing the issue of Taser use by local police to the forefront with a proposed council …

Berkeley 14-year-old photographer goes to White House

Andrei Crandall, a 14-year-old student at Longfellow Middle School in Berkeley, got the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he was invited …

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, April 3-9

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. …