The Berkeley Wire: 09.01.14

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Stanley Kubrick’s early films offer rich rewards in Berkeley

I’ve always been a little ambivalent about Stanley Kubrick. I never grokked the appeal of his science fiction epic 2001: A Space …

Allegedly armed carjackers escape police hunt in Berkeley

Authorities conducted a manhunt for two allegedly armed carjackers on Sunday morning after they abandoned their crashed car in Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.29.14

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New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval

Berkeley's zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place …

3 busted in Berkeley with firearms, marijuana for sale

Police arrested a man and two teenagers last Friday night after finding a stolen handgun, a second firearm and a large amount …

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

THREESOME: ARTISTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE The eye-catching title refers to an artistic trifecta — performance, visual, and literary. All three modes of expression …

Berkeley assault leaves man in critical condition

A violent assault in a senior living complex in downtown Berkeley on Friday morning left a man in critical condition, according to …

Ruby Livingdesign opens on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

The former Restoration Hardware store on Fourth Street in Berkeley is reopening next week as Ruby Livingdesign, a modern furniture and design store …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.28.14

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Man lured to Berkeley with sneaker ad robbed, carjacked

Police arrested four males from Berkeley and Richmond last week after linking them to a carjacking and robbery in May. Authorities said the …

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

TOPO Abigail Rothacker and her partner have opened a small terrarium and handmade gift shop on University Avenue in Berkeley. Called Topo Terrarium Design, the store features many local artists …

Bites: Bay Grape, Building 43, Communitē Table, more

New wine shops, a Taiwanese spot in Uptown Oakland, kettle corn, BBQ and sour beer… it's a bumper week for East Bay ...

Washing the blues away with Lavagem in Berkeley

Everyone knows about Brazil’s famously exuberant carnival celebrations, which bring millions of people onto the streets for all-night samba-soaked revelry. In Salvador …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.27.14

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Berkeley mother, daughter charged with physical and financial abuse of elderly relative

A Berkeley mother and daughter are facing two felony counts in Alameda County Superior Court after authorities say, over the course of …

Op-ed: Are Berkeley schools victims of their own success?

In the past few years, Malcolm X Elementary School has gone from a student population of about 400 students to nearly 600. …