Opening today: Tupper & Reed, a classic cocktail bar

The long-awaited cocktail bar opens tonight on Shattuck with an extensive menu of classic cocktails and and a keen eye for historical ...

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Feb. 12-18

An assault with a caustic chemical, reports of a beating outside Trader Joe's, a warning about a slew of auto burglaries at ...

Black Repertory Group’s Langston Hughes production ‘Mulatto’ aligns with the theater’s longstanding mission

By Phil James The Black Repertory Group, a community theater initiative based in Berkeley, is currently halfway into its production run of Langston Hughes’ …

Berkeley Honda hopes to take over Any Mountain space

Berkeley Honda, which was displaced from its home at 2600 Shattuck Ave. in November, is making plans to move down the street …

The barber’s dog, it turns out, has another friend

This is Part 2 in a three-part series. Read Part 1. Leslie Smith volunteers at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. One day she stumbles upon …

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.24.15

Sunday 5:34 p.m. by Ginag10. Photo taken Feb. 22, 2015

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

NEW: KAFFA ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Kaffa, the popular Ethiopian vendor who sells vegan food at the South Berkeley farmers market, now has a brick-and-mortar restaurant on …

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

Regular readers may recall my late 2014 review of Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomacy. As stagy as that film was, however, it’s been outdone …

Thalassa space becoming music venue, beer garden

The downtown Berkeley location of Thalassa, which relocated, will be reborn as a craft beer and live music venue in the style ...

The lowdown: Berkeley council on protests, drones, more

At tonight’s Berkeley City Council meeting, officials are set to discuss how to proceed in terms of issues that arose during December's protests …

The barber’s dog, and one woman’s bid to save him

Leslie Smith volunteers at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. One day, while walking in Oakland, Smith stumbled upon a dog who, as she describes it, …

Legal battles over Berkeley’s main Post Office continue

The city of Berkeley is pushing forward with a lawsuit to stop the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office, despite the U.S. Postal Service's …

The Berkeley Wire: 02.23.15

Yes ... We Live Here by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Feb. 20, 2015

2 men charged after fatal Berkeley shooting

Two men have been charged with murder after the shooting death in December of an El Sobrante man in a West Berkeley …

Highwire buys Local 123 café and coffee trailer

Local 123's owner says she has found the perfect people to take her two popular coffee shops to their full potential.

Neighbors petition to rename Berkeley’s South Branch Library after civil-rights leader

The South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was remodeled two years ago, and soon it might be rechristened too. On Feb. 10, …