Berkeley may consider new rules for cannabis grow sites

Update 11/19/14: The City Council voted on Nov. 18 to refer this item to the Planning Commission for further review. Even though Berkeley …

The lowdown: Berkeley council on street paving, gas pump labels, cell phone warnings, Measure D panel, more

Street paving plans, permit parking expansion, climate change labels on gas pumps and health warnings from cell phone vendors: It’s all scheduled …

Locals question Berkeley Plaza impact on theater, view

Residents came out en masse Thursday night to testify before Berkeley's Zoning Adjustments Board about possible impacts related to a large mixed-use project planned downtown on Harold …

2 ‘botanical rubberneckers’ forage the East Bay

The thought of foraging on a roadside has an ‘ick’ factor, but that’s a mindset that can be changed say these two ...

The Berkeley Wire: 11.17.14

Sunrise by Jef Poskanzer. Photo taken Nov. 16, 2014

Jake Silverstein, new editor of New York Times Magazine: ‘The East Bay shaped my view of the world’

In March 2014, Jake Silverstein was tapped for one of the top jobs in journalism: the editorship of the New York Times …

‘Breakfast with Mugabe’ at Aurora packs a powerful punch

An intimate power struggle between Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, and Dr. Andrew Peric, a white Zimbabwean psychiatrist, is the compelling …

School board reviews recess restriction as punishment

Two years ago, Berkeley parent Sinead O’Sullivan got tired of hearing from her kindergartener that he was missing recess for misbehaving. She …

15 displaced after early-morning fire in North Berkeley

A fire broke out at 1802 Bonita Ave. near Delaware Street around 5:06 a.m. Monday morning, displacing 15 people living in various rooms. No-one was injured in …

Andy Samberg, Lonely Island, return to Berkeley High

Berkeley High alumni Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer (aka, comedy group The Lonely Island) returned to Berkeley High School a …

The Berkeley Wire: 11.14.14

Autumn. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Teen now faces murder, attempted rape and robbery charges in McClellan killing in South Berkeley

The Alameda County district attorney's office on Friday charged 18-year-old Kamau Berlin with murder in the stabbing death of 72-year-old Nancy McClellan in South …

Op-eds: Berkeley seniors, Citizen United, Measures D, R

Opinion pieces keep on rolling in to Berkeleyside, although the pace has slowed since election day. All of them are published in …

Ms Barstool: Cocktail invention at food mecca Corso

Trattoria Corso in North Berkeley is known for its delicious Florentine-style cuisine. Its cocktail menu is equally innovative, however.

How Quirky is Berkeley? The story behind hex signs

Hex signs are a form of folk art indigenous to southeastern Pennsylvania. German immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries …

The Berkeley Wire: 11.13.14

Memorial Stadium 209 by Nancy Rubin. Photo taken Nov. 8, 2014

Lori Droste takes District 8 council seat by 16 votes

Final tallies released Wednesday night make Lori Droste the narrow winner in what became a tense and protracted race for Berkeley City …