The Berkeley Wire: 07.22.15

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North Berkeley package destroyed, likely a hoax

Police advised the public to avoid the area of Hopkins Street and Monterey Avenue in North Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon after a …

Another Berkeley department head to retire

Another longtime city employee has announced plans to leave Berkeley, according to a memo to the Berkeley City Council from the city manager …

A visit with David Goines: Berkeley’s legendary letterpress printer and lithographer

In the second of a three-part series on expert craftspeople in Berkeley, Melati Citrawireja, a summer 2015 photography intern for Berkeleyside, visits St. Hieronymus …

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.21.15

Berkeley Spark by William Newton. Photo taken July 18, 2015

What are Berkeley’s values? What does the future hold?

On Monday July 20, the newly relocated Books Inc. on Shattuck Avenue was packed to the rafters for a discussion titled "Why …

Berkeley’s Pyramid Alehouse abruptly closes

West Berkeley's Pyramid Alehouse has permanently closed in order for the Seattle-based brewery to focus on its Pacific Northwest operations.

Aperol spritz cupcakes: Sweet, sour, scrumptious

With their tender, airy, citrus-speckled crumb, these Aperol spritz cupcakes are a nod to the cocktail they celebrate and to the nuptials ...

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

VANISHING ACT FOR NATURE'S EXPRESS The vegan eatery Nature's Express, which has been in flux for two and a half years, has moved …

Berkeley residents feel 4.0M earthquake, aftershocks

Numerous Berkeley residents woke up just after 2:40 a.m. Tuesday due to a 4.0-magnitude earthquake reported north of Fremont. At least eight aftershocks had been …

The Berkeley Wire: 07.20.15

Sunset by Jef Poskanzer. Photo taken July 19, 2015

After brouhaha over Berkeley racism incident, Kamau Bell does comedy in his new hometown

With two young daughters — Sammy, 4, and Juno, 7 months — W. Kamau Bell needs to be home early these days. Hence the …

Alleged Looking Glass Photo burglar caught on video

Police are looking for a man who took cameras and lenses from Looking Glass Photo in West Berkeley over the weekend, and …

Kobani Kurdish restaurant: Defiant and delicious

Emin Tekin, owner of Berkeley's new restaurant, Kobani, is proud to call his cuisine Kurdish. When you hear his story, you'll know ...

Hundreds gather in Berkeley to remember balcony victims

A month after a fifth-floor balcony snapped off the façade of 2020 Kittredge St. in Berkeley, sending six people in their 20s …

How Quirky is Berkeley? The fence of doors on Ashby Ave

Ashby Avenue above College is not exactly where one would expect a major manifestation of quirky material culture. The houses are large, …