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. …

2 arrested in Berkeley after teens report attack, robbery

Two men attacked a 15-year-old boy and robbed him before being arrested by Berkeley police early Saturday morning, authorities said Tuesday. The robbery …

Where in Berkeley?

The Berkeley Wire: 08.26.14

View from Berkeley Lab and goats. Photo: Kelly J. Owen

Berkeleyside Blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Aug. 14-20

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The …

100 yummy recipes from a gluten-free omnivore

Berkeley writer and photographer Erin Scott has just published her first book, a beautiful collection of gluten-free recipes.

Gregory Grossman: Eminent scholar, always a gentleman

UC Berkeley economist Gregory Grossman, who died on Aug. 14, was considered a towering figure in the study of the Soviet economy who …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.14

Pelican at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo: Tennessee Reed‎

Gabrielle Selz’s ‘Unstill Life’ provides peek into the modern art world with its glamour, ambition, heartbreak

When Gabrielle Selz was growing up in New York in the 1960s, her house was filled with artists who have become icons …

Review: Lee Marvin stars in ‘Shack Out on 101′

Summer is almost over (well, in most of the country; here in California it’s just getting started), but there’s one more seasonal …

Sunday’s quake: UC Berkeley scientists gave 10-second warning; a wake-up call for emergency preparedness

Unbeknownst to some, the magnitude 6 Napa County earthquake that woke many people up in Berkeley at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning was …

Magnitude 6 earthquake rattles Berkeley in early hours

A magnitude 6 earthquake shook many people awake in Berkeley at 03:20:44 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 24. According to the U.S. Geological Survey …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.22.14

Spectator Sport by TH Gehling, Take Aug. 21, 2014 at Aquatic Park

Bites: New local distillery, Scarlet City Espresso live

The East Bay has a gleaming new distillery, and Emeryville's Scarlet City Espresso Bar is up and running.

Sports Basement to open Nov. 1 at Berkeley Iceland site

There are mounds of dirt where once there was ice, and construction crews where there used to be skaters. If work continues …

Human rights made strikingly visible at Berkeley show

Human rights organizations often depend on the media’s megaphone, calling malefactors to account by publicizing their misdeeds. So it’s something of a …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.21.14

Chair mural on Ashby Avenue. Photo- William Newton