30 new East Bay restaurants, bars for you to try now

It can be hard to keep up with all of the restaurant openings and closings in the East Bay. Here's our tally ...

Berkeley actor Matt Ross can do more than scowl

Matt Ross had a smile on his face. Maybe it was no surprise, as he was at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San …

Gillian Margot brings Black Beauty to Berkeley (and Geoffrey Keezer)

The musical partnership of vocalist Gillian Margot and pianist Geoffrey Keezer is still in its infancy, but the two extraordinary musicians have …

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Captain Fantastic;’ ‘Breaking a Monster’

Three-quarters of the way into Captain Fantastic (opening at Landmark’s California Theater on Friday, July 22), I thought I might be watching …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.20.16

Solar calendar at Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

UC Berkeley acts after concrete falls at Edwards Stadium

Employees with offices under the bleachers have been ordered to vacate by Thursday after chunks of concrete the size of sneakers ...

Recipe: Fish taco lettuce wraps

For a fresh take on taco night, try these spicy rockfish lettuce wraps.

Proposed in Berkeley: 5 stories, 39 units on San Pablo

A new proposal has come in, on the former Jered's Pottery lot, for a 5-story, 39-unit building on San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. The pottery shop, …

The Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley to close Aug. 30

Unless a buyer can be found, the school and its associated mosaics store and gallery on Allston Way will close its doors ...

Man stabbed in neck at People’s Park

An unidentified woman stabbed a 57-year-old man in the neck Monday around 5 p.m. at People’s Park, according to the University of …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.19.16

Berkeley murals by William Newton

Berkeley may soon have 6 cannabis dispensaries

After Berkeley residents voted in 2010 to increase the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in town from three to four, it took …

Police end manhunt in Eastshore Park for man with a rifle

Update: 6:55 p.m. Berkeley police have just issued a Nixle alert to say the search for a man reported to have carried …

‘Gold Mountain’ reading leaves audience hungry for more

The musical drama 'Gold Mountain' taps into the rich emotional lives of the too-often-forgotten Chinese immigrants who built the first transcontinental railroad.

Hotel developer seeking $11M+ in Berkeley tax rebates

Update: Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night approved the occupancy tax rebate, with eight votes in favor and one abstention (Councilman Max …

Berkeley police emphasize ‘culture of de-escalation’

Two officers pull up to a house in Berkeley. There's yelling coming from inside: Roommates are fighting about the rent and police …

At vigil, UC Berkeley student Nick Leslie is remembered as good friend, full of life

Hundreds of students, friends and UC Berkeley faculty — even some who had never met him — gathered Monday afternoon on the Cal …