Premier Cru lawsuit: Some customers to get refunds

The bankruptcy trustee liquidating the wine store Premier Cru has reached a settlement to pay disgruntled customers pennies on the dollar for ...

Berkeley High alum embarks on abortion bill documentary

“As a filmmaker, you have this unspoken responsibility to inform your audience,” says director and Berkeley High alum Maya Cueva. “You have …

Big Screen Berkeley: Therapy for a Vampire

Since Nosferatu first chilled filmgoers in 1922 (sparking a lawsuit in the process), almost every conceivable variation of vampire has stalked victims …

Berkeley High’s Ultimate Frisbee team turns out winners – and haikus

Berkeley High's Ultimate Frisbee team is one of the best in the western U.S.

The Berkeley Wire: 06.22.16

Victorian by David Gould

Oxford Street parklet, Berkeley’s third, opens today

The Oxford Street parklet, which spans the entrances to four restaurants including East Bay Spice Company and Cinnaholic, is downtown's first.

Berkeley man charged after rape attempt, death threats

A Berkeley man has been charged with three felonies after authorities say he tied up a woman with an electrical cord and …

Automated license plate readers will help parking availability but some express concern about privacy issues

Berkeley has launched a program to use a controversial technology that automatically reads license plates on cars to optimize and enforce parking, …

Berkeley writer Yaa Gyasi adjusts to fame, accolades for debut novel ‘Homegoing’

By Frances Dinkelspiel and Mal Warwick Yaa Gyasi had just returned to her Berkeley home after a whirlwind tour of bookstores around the …

Berkeley crime log: Car crash follows Senior Streak, confiscated swords, water rescue drill, stolen golf carts

This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips by emailing crime@berkeleyside.com or on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t assume someone else …

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.21.16

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Grand jury dings city of Berkeley on email transparency

An Alameda County grand jury has criticized the city of Berkeley's approach to municipal emails, which are automatically purged after 90 days …

Student exchange program offers new world perspectives

The Berkeley High students who have taken part in the American Field Service program have open minds, stamped passports and an enlightened ...

Share your questions about homelessness in Berkeley

Dozens of Bay Area news organizations have joined forces to present stories on the homeless next week, and Berkeleyside is proud to be …

Berkeley ‘Fat Positive’ festival seeks to smash stereotypes

A few days after summer begins, the Berkeley Public Library will launch a “Fat Positive Summer Festival” to address the cultural expectation …

Man taken to Highland after fall into moving vehicle

A man standing on a West Berkeley median fell into a city-owned vehicle in the roadway and was taken to the hospital …