City may boost affordable housing with density bonus

The city of Berkeley is looking at how to build up its affordable housing stock by giving developers an alternative to a …

Home Truths: Pity the buyers — When will the Berkeley real-estate craziness end?

Home Truths, a quarterly report on the state of the Berkeley real estate market, is brought to you by Red Oak Realty. It’s a …

Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out

Update, 8:10 p.m.: BHS acting principal Kristin Glenchur sent out an email to the school community at around 5:30 p.m. to report …

Berkeley non-profit Seva establishes relief fund for Nepal

When Jack Blanks' phone pinged him at 5:30 a.m. last Saturday with the news about Nepal's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, it didn't take long for …

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.28.15

Photo, taken on April 27, 2015, by Quinn Dombrowski

Berkeley man strikes lotto jackpot twice, wins $5M

Berkeley native Roberto Dos Santos won $5 million on a California Lottery ticket last Friday, just months after a $1,000 win on …

Berkeley Bicycle Plan workshop draws a crowd

More than 100 people turned out Monday night to offer feedback to the city of Berkeley, which is updating its Bicycle Plan …

‘Fifth of July’ at Aurora Theatre: A play with much to offer

One of the fresh, modern aspects of the 1978 Fifth of July by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson (1937–2011) is that it …

The Lowdown: Berkeley council on density bonus, housing plans, public budgeting, solar taskforce, water cutbacks

Tuesday night’s council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with a worksession on social service funding for the next two fiscal years. At its …

Op-ed: Berkeley Mayor, councilman offer solution to city’s need for more affordable housing

In an op-ed published Monday on Berkeleyside, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Laurie Capitelli, a member of the Berkeley City Council representing …

The Berkeley Wire: 04.27.15

Sun dog, Berkeley hills. Photo, taken on April 23, 2015, by Fred Rowe

Berkeley celebrates as Bookstore Day goes national

By Michael Berry After years of dwindling sales and gloomy news, some independent bookstores in Berkeley – as well as around the Bay Area …

Local man pushes for better restrooms at Berkeley park

For years, Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has been coming out to César Chávez Park to admire its natural beauty and take photographs — a …

Efforts to rebuild city’s Tuolumne Camp gain momentum

The effort to rebuild Berkeley's favorite family camp is well underway and, if the optimism on display at a recent meeting of those involved …

How Quirky is Berkeley? Peace now!

As befits our city's political past, Berkeley today is a bastion of peace iconography. The peace sign on the outside of the …

The Berkeley Wire: 04.24.15

Photo: Ned Fielden