The Berkeley Wire: 11.21.14

Berkeley Marine, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Bites: Iron Pan, The Branch Line, La Marcha, more

This week: New restaurant news in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, and a round-up of holiday events.

Big rig fire on I-80 west in Berkeley snarls traffic

Update, 2:10 p.m. Authorities say multiple lanes of westbound Interstate 80 will remain closed for at least one more hour after a big …

Students target sexual harassment at Berkeley High School

Earlier this year, some male students at Berkeley High School created “slut accounts” on Instagram. The accounts included photos of female students with …

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

BAHA'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY For four decades the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association has advocated for the preservation of Berkeley's buildings and educated us about …

The Berkeley Wire: 11.20.14

Goal achieved by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Oct. 24, 2014

San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing

A 24-year-old San Leandro man has been ordered by a judge to face charges in the murder case against him for a fatal shooting …

Swinging through Venezuela with the VNote in Berkeley

The music of Venezuela is one of the great cultural treasures of the Americas, a fabulously verdant tradition in which the intermingling …

The Charlie Cart: A little kitchen for every classroom

Inspired by the cowboy Chuck Wagon, the Charlie Cart Project hopes to teach school kids around the country to cook with a ...

Like Terrence Malick? Make time for ‘The Better Angels’

Are you an admirer of Terrence Malick? If so, you’ll definitely want to make time for The Better Angels, a black-and-white tone …

The Berkeley Wire: 11.19.14

Skates on the bay by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2014

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Nov. 6-12

This is an overview of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following items …

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

LONGBRANCH SALOON San Pablo Avenue's Longbranch is now open, according to tipster Amanda Fox. The restaurant, which took over the old Sea Salt …

Police hold art show to raise money for turkey baskets; fundraiser tonight at Berkeley Underground

After a two-year hiatus, the Berkeley Police Association has brought back its holiday "turkey basket" program for families in need. The association is holding …

Berkeley School Board primer: Soda tax panel, new personnel commissioner, recess restriction

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 19) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.  …

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.18.14

Botanic Garden Tilden Photo TJ Gehling