The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.15

Crazy Quilt by Kathy. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2015

Bayer explains loud alarm in Berkeley on Monday

A loud alarm emanating from Bayer HealthCare's West Berkeley campus concerned many local residents Monday night who wanted to know its cause. Residents …

Berkeley man gets back stolen bike; second still missing

A Berkeley man has been reunited with his stolen bike thanks to an alert resident who recognized it in the neighborhood — after …

Helicopters near Berkeley? Police search underway

Update, 3:11 p.m. According to the Oakland Police, San Francisco officers have both men linked to the shooting now in custody. No …

8 top East Bay patios for enjoying an Indian Summer

It's getting close to the Bay Area's "summer," and we're celebrating by eating all of our meals outdoors. Try one of our ...

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘We Come as Friends’

Hubert Sauper, apparently, is a man of many talents. First, he spent two years building his own ultra-light aircraft, which he then …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.24.15

Detail, new PFA building, Oxford St. by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken Aug. 22, 2105

‘Stolen 911′ helps woman recover pilfered painting

A Berkeley woman has recovered a treasured family painting, stolen from her home in January, with the help of a website designed …

Cityscape: A Berkeley theater that’s a show unto itself

By John King Strict planning dogma says this pair of theaters serving Berkeley High School should be deadly, since they turn their back …

UC Berkeley launches minor in food systems studies

For the first time Cal students interested in studying how the food system works can obtain a minor degree in it.

Thousands attend Berkeley High all-class reunion

An estimated 3,000 people attended the Berkeley High School All-Class Reunion on Saturday Aug. 22 at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. They …

Berkeley Police arrest 1 after theft, chase for 2 suspects in West Berkeley

Berkeley Police took one young male into custody Sunday afternoon after chasing two suspects through several West Berkeley neighborhoods acting on information supplied by local residents. According …

Police make arrest after gunshots, disturbance on Carleton Street near San Pablo Avenue

Update Aug. 24: Berkeley Police Officer Byron White said Monday that police arrested two juveniles Aug. 22 on suspicion of being minors in possession …

The Berkeley Wire: 08.21.15

Looking east from Cesar Chavez Park. Photo, taken on Aug. 19, 2015, by Diana Maria Rossi

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

KING LEAR You might think summer theater in the park is a time for light-hearted romps. Think again. Inferno Theatre, together with the …

Bites: Bucci’s and The Growlers’ Arms both closing

Longstanding Emeryville restaurant Bucci's has announced its closure while the nearby Public Market continues to take shape. This news, and much more, ...

Hearing on Berkeley cellphone law leans in city’s favor

In a fascinating 90 minutes of arguments in the U.S. District Court Thursday, two of the country's most eminent lawyers tussled over …