The Berkeley Wire: 05.26.15

Headed downwind 
Racing downwind with the U.C. Berkeley Campanile just visible in a gap between boats at the J24 Nationals hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club. Photo by Steve Crawford, taken on May 23, 2015

The lowdown: Berkeley council on community benefits, short-term rentals, fee schedule, the budget

Tuesday night’s Berkeley City Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with a worksession on the economics of the city's food and beverage …

Oscar’s to close after 65 years in Berkeley

Oscar's will be replaced by Washington D.C.-based healthy fast-food chain Sweetgreen this fall.

Short-term rentals are squeezing out Berkeley renters

This is the first story in a Berkeleyside series on housing. Read the second story on rental rate increases here.  In late January, …

Big Screen Berkeley: Breathtaking ‘Sunshine Superman’

With a title like Sunshine Superman, you might be expecting a biopic or full documentary retrospective of the career of the hurdy …

Artist Rich Black gives Berkeley’s UC Theatre a new mural

Rich Black, the artist and muralist known for his high-impact art, has spent the last few days painting an eye-catching mural on …

After home invasion, Berkeley resident says: Lock up

A Berkeley resident surprised at home by several intruders Friday afternoon reminds the community to lock up over the holiday weekend. The woman was …

The Berkeley Wire: 05.22.15

Berkeley Arts Center, Live Oak Park, Berkeley, Calif. By Carter Tomassi

From hawks to Berlin to Salinger to neurosurgery to sci-fi: 6 great reads to start off your summer

It's not quite June gloom outside, and May gloom doesn't have the same ring. While the weather isn't cooperating, Memorial Day marks the …

Man charged with ‘rape by use of drugs’ in Berkeley

A Vallejo man has been charged with rape by use of drugs after a coworker said he had sex with her when she …

Berkeley authorities respond to fire near Ashby, I-80

Update, 4:20 p.m. Berkeley Fire Department Battalion Chief Paul Cavagnaro said the fire in Berkeley on Friday was confined to a 20-by-20-foot area …

Bites: Anvil Brewing to open in West Berkeley, more

Berkeley is getting a new brewery. Anvil Brewing plans on opening at 912 Gilman St. this spring. We bring you this news ...

Parents, students rally for more inclusive schools

Parents, students and community members held a rally at this week's Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education meeting to urge board …

New Berkeley Humane shelter plans approved

Berkeley Humane won approval last week to construct a new facility on Ninth Street, and the organization is hoping to get the community involved to …

How Quirky is Berkeley? Marcia Donahue’s amazing world

Marcia Donahue has lived at 3017 Wheeler St. for 37 years. She has gardened there for 37 years, exquisitely and creatively, favoring …

The Berkeley Wire: 05.21.15

Tonight in Berkeley bu Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken May 19, 2015

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

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS This weekend is your last chance to see Theatre First's production of Glengarry Glen Ross at Live Oak Theatre, as …