There’s more to Berkeley’s Uncharted festival than ideas

Discussion, debate, insights, revelations, laughter and inspiration -- all of these are a given at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas which …

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fought unsuccessfully to establish a cap on the size of soda portions sold in …

A Berkeley artist turns 50, creates 50 pieces about light

When Berkeley artist Deb Durant thought about how to celebrate her 50th birthday, she decided she didn’t want an over-the-top party with …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.15.14

Pct. 7 sunset from the Berkeley Hills. By Joe Parks

Bookstore moving into old Black Oak Books in N. Berkeley

After five years of sitting empty marked with a “For Lease” sign, the former Black Oak Books on Shattuck Avenue in North …

Op-eds on Measure D, overcrowding in Berkeley schools

Measure D, the so-called soda tax measure which will be on the Berkeley ballot in November, continues to prompt heated debate in our community, and …

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Oct. 2-8

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. …

To improve the food system, start with the words

Douglas Gayeton's new book is a dictionary of sorts, albeit with gorgeous images. He hopes it will change the way we make ...

Berkeley police rule cyclist responsible for fatal crash

Authorities have found a 62-year-old Berkeley cyclist at fault for the crash with a vehicle that ultimately took his life about three weeks …

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.14.14

Morning shadows by Quinn Dombrowski

After community tip, police arrest SF woman tied to violent Berkeley assault

A community member who saw a video of a violent, unprovoked assault in Berkeley in September helped tip off authorities to the assailant's identity, which …

Three essential kitchen tools for the home cook

What basic, inexpensive kitchen tools should all home cooks have to hand? Hugh Groman has the answer.

A ‘Swan Lake’ inspired by an English Royal love triangle

If ballet is a matrix, Swan Lake is the matriarch of all matrixes. Structured to follow rules of expression, manipulated according to form …

Noose at Berkeley High raised concerns over past suicide

Berkeley High administrators considered whether a noose found hanging in a tree earlier this month might have been in some way related to the …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.13.14

Fishing at sunset by Kathy. Taken Oct. 8, 2014 at Pt. Richmond pier

Police search for 2 after dorm room robbery in Berkeley

Police are looking for two young men they say convinced a UC Berkeley student in his dorm room to make a call for …