The Berkeley Wire: 02.12.16

Come, sit a spell and watch the leaves fall by Nancy Rubin. Photo taken Feb. 11, 2106

Why are there helicopters over Berkeley? … and other questions Berkeleyside answers every day

Where's that smoke coming from? Why are there helicopters over Berkeley? Why are there cop cars tearing down my street? These are …

Teen surrenders after baseball bat attack, police standoff

A 17-year-old male with a baseball bat who authorities say attacked another male, causing potentially life-threatening injuries, then climbed on top of the Grove Park …

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

SHOTGUN'S BLAST FESTIVAL Berkeley's Shotgun Players have launched a new festival, BLAST, with the goal of "exploding the limits of possibility in theater." The intention is …

Bites: Antoinette, Temescal Brewing, Belotti, more

Learn about The New Normal's name change to Temescal Brewing, and get updates on Kobani, Belotti Ristorante, Hawker Fare, and much more ...

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Is Berkeley Brooklyn west?

Scanning the February music listings it seems like Berkeley has become the western-most neighborhood of Brooklyn, with a steady stream of exceptional …

The Berkeley Wire: 02.11.16

Man and his friend, taken Feb. 8, 2016 from the Berkeley Marina. Photo: Mohan Ajmani

Advocates: Berkeley must extend bike lane on Fulton

Cycling advocates are pleading with the city to extend a southbound bike lane on Fulton Street, near the Cal campus, following the crash last week …

Chancellor Dirks: Expect ‘painful changes’ at UC Berkeley

The comprehensive strategic review announced Wednesday by UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks promises to bring significant change to the campus, including staff cuts, academic …

Troubles mount for Premier Cru as FBI steps in

The FBI is investigating claims of a Ponzi scheme involving the Berkeley wine company Premier Cru.

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Where to Invade Next’

We all know what to expect from a Michael Moore film: snark. Though politically pointed and frequently hilarious, Moore’s bad attitude has …

402 Berkeley buildings found to need fixes after launch of inspection program spurred by balcony collapse

Inspections performed in Berkeley since last year's deadly balcony collapse at Library Gardens found more than 400 buildings that needed work out …

The Berkeley Wire: 02.10.16

Skyline by Alan Mah, taken Feb. 7, 2016

Winemakers pick Valentine’s sips and food pairings

East Bay winemakers' choices for Valentine's Day imbibing run the gamut from bubbly to deep Zins, and to eat: anything from oysters ...

Man pointed gun, struck vehicles before arrest in Berkeley after car chase

UPDATE, FEB. 12: Berkeley Police have confirmed that the man arrested Wednesday after a car chase was Darryl Clarence Blackman, 37, of …

Chancellor Dirks warns of UC Berkeley’s unsustainable structural deficit

In a message to the UC Berkeley community at 8 a.m. today, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks warned about the consequences of "a substantial …

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