The Berkeley Wire: 07.24.14

Leucadendron on Craymont Avenue. Photo: cTomassi. Taken July 19, 2014

Avotcja Jiltonilro: Soul on Soul

The Berkeley City Council declared last May 10 Avotcja Jiltonilro Day and issued a proclamation honoring her with a Lifetime Achievement Award …

All aflutter: Berkeley insect lovers celebrate 40th year counting butterflies

A hummingbird whirrs by, as a squirrel flicks its tail, flirting. A robin fluffs its feathers after bathing in the stream. Leopard …

5-story building approved, again, on University Avenue

A proposal to construct a five-story mixed-use building in central Berkeley was approved by the zoning board earlier this month after a request …

YMTC: Some enchanted singing (and dancing and acting)

If you want to see one of the liveliest, most vibrant and engaging musical productions to hit the East Bay in a …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.23.14

Photo: Mike Morgan

City Council member says Berkeley’s ballot is biased

Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín has asked the city attorney’s office to amend the wording that will be used to describe the downtown initiative …

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

BELLHOPS Moving just got a little easier. In May, Bellhops set up operations in Berkeley. Using a business model akin to Uber …

Big Screen Berkeley: Office Space

It’s summer time, so I’m sure you’ll forgive me for writing about something other than my usual assortment of depressing foreign dramas, …

‘Paleo diet’ restaurant to open in North Berkeley

A new restaurant coming to the Gourmet Ghetto promises fresh, 'clean' foods that are great for digestion.

Where in Berkeley?


The Berkeley Wire: 07.22.14

Poppy Lane lemons by cTomassi. Taken July 19, 2014

Breaking: West Berkeley Whole Foods to open Nov. 4

The 47,800-square-foot complex is scheduled to open on Gilman at 10th Street on Nov. 4, the company said Tuesday.

Rent Board commissioner Alejandro Soto-Vigil challenges 22-year incumbent Linda Maio in Berkeley’s District 1

Alejandro Soto-Vigil, city Rent Board commissioner and aide to Councilman Kriss Worthington, has filed to run for Berkeley City Council in District …

At B-Side: Implications of downtown Berkeley initiative

About 50 people gathered at Berkeley's David Brower Center last week for a discussion about the ballot initiative supporters say will put more “green” in local …

Shotgun Players’ ‘Twelfth Night’ misses the mark

Shotgun Players struggles through its version of "Twelfth Night" as it populates the production with mediocre music, uneven and occasionally painful acting, stagey …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.21.14

Photo by Chandler Fitzsimmons. Taken July 15, 2014