The Berkeley Wire: 10.24.14

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Berkeley city attorney: Main post office may have sold

The Berkeley city attorney has informed the City Council he believes someone has purchased the downtown U.S. post office at 2000 Allston Way, and …

Woman killed in South Berkeley remembered as artist, humorist, lover of plants and pets

On Russell Street a tree is blooming. Tibetan prayer flags are strung across its branches in a rainbow of color. White paper tags …

Allegro Coffee to open at new Berkeley Whole Foods

Allegro Coffee Roasters will have a standalone shop at the soon-to-open Whole Foods in Berkeley's burgeoning Gilman District.

1 held, 1 freed in Berkeley hatchet homicide

A judge has freed a woman arrested after the killing of a Berkeley man in February, but ruled Thursday that her boyfriend must face the murder charge …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.23.14

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

UNCHARTED Wake up tomorrow morning and mingle with some of the most prominent and captivating thinkers across the disciplines. Berkeleyside presents the second annual Uncharted, …

Berkeley carjacking suspect charged in Oakland murder

A man linked to an armed carjacking in West Berkeley on Sunday, after reportedly ditching another stolen vehicle, has been charged with …

Uncharted Ideas festival: You’ve heard enough from us

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas kicks off tomorrow, Friday, at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Berkeley. If you haven't got your ticket …

Exclusive: Alleged killer says sexual advances toward girlfriend prompted Berkeley homicide

Michael Diggs, the homeless man charged with killing a 54-year-old Berkeley man with a hatchet in late February, told police he snapped …

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 …