The Berkeley Wire: 10.30.14

Gorgeous Fall. Photo taken by Carter Tomassi on Walnut St. on Oct. 25, 2014

Berkeley councilman says city mishandled legal fees in Measure S redistricting lawsuit; city disagrees

Less than a week before Berkeley voters will decide whether to adopt new council district boundaries, a local official has criticized the city for how it handled …

An ideas festival in Berkeley unfolds over social media

[View the story "Uncharted The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014: As it happened" on Storify] Note: the Storify above does not necessarily reflect …

Op-eds: Measures D, R, F, Berkeley High Rally Day, Prop O

Opinion pieces keep on rolling in to Berkeleyside as we get closer to election day. All of them are published in our …

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

FILM FESTIVAL The Berkeley Video & Film Festival is a two-weekend feast of independent film, and it starts tonight, Oct. 30. Each year the …

UC Berkeley Chancellor: Bill Maher must speak

Hours after a student group uninvited Bill Maher to speak at UC Berkeley’s December commencement, Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks invited him back, …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.29.14

Ornate pumpkins by Quinn Dombrowski. Photo taken Oct. 27, 2014

Photo Gallery: Uncharted 2014 — a festival fit for Berkeley

How do you sum up the essence of a two-day festival of ideas like Uncharted? Festivalgoers were exposed to, and engaged in, such …

Dumpster-dive dinner: This book shows you how

There's little Maximus Thaler won't consider as a potential ingredient for a meal, including sourcing from dumpsters.

Photo essay: Berkeley, a city consumed by a soda tax

On Nov. 4, Berkeley voters will show where they stand on Measure D, the so-called Soda Tax. The proposed tax on sugary beverages has …

Berkeley author Mac Barnett tickles many a funny bone

Berkeley author Mac Barnett knows how to tickle the funny bone of a 4-year-old. He also knows how to write picture books …

Man killed near Seabreeze market in West Berkeley

Update Oct. 30: Sgt. Tyrone Davis of the EBRPD police said that video taken at the scene indicated the victim knew his …

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.28.14

Giants mania at the Claremont. Photo by Ira Serkes. Taken Oct 25, 2014

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Oct. 16-22

This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. …

The lowdown: Berkeley council on police partnerships, release of balloons, cell phone safety law, more

Police partnerships, good government policy recommendations, safety sheets from cell phone retailers, and environmental admonishments from balloon vendors: It's all scheduled to come …

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Berkeley

What are these structures popping up along the sidewalks of Berkeley? Big birdhouses? Doll houses? Or are they homes small enough to …