Wall Street Journal joins the fun after a thoughtful note to a Berkeley thief goes viral

The Wall Street Journal couldn't resist joining in the fun after it read about a note written by local businessman and photographer …

Berkeley police detain man after reported hammer attack

Berkeley police detained a man after he was allegedly involved in an assault using a hammer Tuesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. in …

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Photo: Andrea Carroll

The Berkeley Wire: 03.24.15

Sunrise over the Seabreeze Market by Steve Kirby. Photo taken March 24, 2015

Berkeley email spam mishap spawns community spirit

Thousands of Berkeley voters got stuck in an email storm last week after a technical glitch became a viral meme that prompted …

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

GETAROUND LAUNCHES IN BERKELEY  Car-sharing service Getaround, described as Airbnb for cars, has just launched in Berkeley. A peer-to-peer car sharing company based …

12 apply to operate Berkeley’s fourth cannabis dispensary

Twelve organizations have submitted applications to open a fourth medical cannabis dispensary in Berkeley, according to city officials, but the public won't …

Op-eds: On soda tax, accessory units, and homelessness

In the past few days Berkeleyside has published several opinion pieces worth highlighting. Robert Reich, Laurie Capitelli and Dr. Vicki Alexander put their …

The Berkeley Wire: 03.23.15

Fieldwork Brewing by William Newton. Photo taken March 21, 2015

The lowdown: Berkeley council on accessory units, parks budget, limits on frats and mini-dorms, more

Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council is scheduled to consider new rules to streamline the process for property owners who wish to build accessory dwelling …

Photos: Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area/4

Nancy Rubin is chronicling the people of Berkeley and beyond with her project, Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area, or HUBBA. Today we publish …

Hills group sues FEMA over plan to cut down trees

A neighborhood group has sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following its decision to fund fire mitigation efforts in the East …

Photos: With some rain comes a rainbow over Berkeley

The sun peeked through the clouds early this morning creating a dramatic rainbow that appeared to plunge into the bay, perhaps leaving …

Remembering Carol Berry, BPD’s first female patrol officer

Carol Ann Berry, the first woman to work patrol for the Berkeley Police Department, passed away at home surrounded by her loving …

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, March 5-11

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Please don’t hesitate to share photos, videos or tips, about breaking news …

The Berkeley Wire: 03.20.15

Berkeley shot from port of Oakland by Ira Serkes. Photo taken March 14, 2015

Bites: Sprouts to Oakland, water restrictions, more

A new Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open in Oakland, new restaurant water restrictions planned, and much more in this week's Bites.