Protests expected at Berkeley council meeting Tuesday

With two protests planned outside tonight's Berkeley City Council meeting at Longfellow Middle School, Berkeleyside will be on scene with two reporters and …

The Berkeley Wire: 12.16.14

Parting storm at Golden Gate Fields by Steve Gumina. Photo taken on Dec. 12.

Best Books of 2014: Chosen by local authors, Berkeleyside

Every year Berkeleyside puts together a list of the best books the editors have read. We generally ask local authors and literary-minded …

Police warn South Berkeley to prepare for protests

The Berkeley Police Department has released a warning to South Berkeley neighbors to help them prepare for expected crowds attending the Berkeley City …

Local Greens: A water-smart farm in urban Berkeley

Meet Local Greens: an urban farm in northwest Berkeley growing delicious, organic produce and microgreens with barely any water.

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, 11/27-12/3

This is an overview of recent crime in Berkeley, exclusively compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. The following …

Op-eds on Berkeley protests: Myths, perspectives, the role of the library, and the approach of radical group BAMN

Berkeleyside has recently published several op-eds on the subject of the recent Black Lives Matter protests. In a piece published on Dec. 10, …

‘Our Town’ by the Shotgun Players in Berkeley is a winner

In Our Town, three-time Pulitzer prize-winning author Thornton Wilder created a profound and intimate exploration into American life and death. And, although …

The Berkeley Wire: 12.15.14

Fiat Lux by Russell Kelly-Gordon. Photo from Dec. 10, 2014

Neighbors complain about Berkeley Police commandeering their street to get ready for protests

By Mara Van Ells Residents on McKinley Avenue near the Berkeley Police station are seething after a week of protests which saw parking banned, the …

‘Double header’ Berkeley council meetings set for Tuesday, 2 protests also planned

After canceling its regular session last week, the Berkeley City Council is set to hold two back-to-back meetings Tuesday night at Longfellow …

Berkeley communities of faith join forces for ‘peaceful civil disobedience’ Black Lives Matter protest

By Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor An estimated 300 people, most of them affiliated with local faith-based places of worship, blocked University Avenue in …

Anonymous artist collective claims responsibility for lynching effigies erected at UC Berkeley

An anonymous artists' collective posted notices at UC Berkeley on Sunday announcing it had placed three effigies in nooses at Cal — …

Man cases yoga studio, arrested after assault on officer

A suspicious man who went into a West Berkeley yoga studio on Sunday morning, asked about classes, then elbowed a police officer in the …

UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union leads peaceful protest march from campus to Oakland

Despite being shaken by the appearance of effigies hanging from nooses on campus Saturday morning, UC Berkeley Black Student Union (BSU) leaders …

Community responds to noose effigies found at Cal

By Frances Dinkelspiel and Emilie Raguso Sunday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. An anonymous artists' collective has taken responsibility for the effigies strung up in …

The Berkeley Wire: 12.12.14

Second blossom by Alex Madonik. Photo taken Dec. 11, 2014