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Where in Berkeley?

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Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.15.14

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The Nosh Wire: 04.15.14

Rhubarb rum sandwich cakes from butter, sugar, flowers. (Click for the recipe.)
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The Berkeley Wire: 04.14.14

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The Nosh Wire: 04.14.14

Peko Peko Hirame no kombujime (kombu-cured CA halibut, wasabi & ponzu). Photo: samayou kodomo
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Who makes the best burger in the East Bay?

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It’s time to reach some important conclusions in Nosh-land. We want to know where you go to eat what you consider to be the best burger in the East Bay.

It’s not like we’re not spoilt for choice: when Berkeleysider Ira Serkes recently turned to his friends on Facebook to ask them where he should go for a burger, he was inundated with suggestions. Some of those recommendations included Café Rouge, Eureka, Smokehouse, Zut!, Al’s, Sidebar, TrueBurger, Fat Apples, In ‘n Out, Bongo Burger, Yoshi’s, Christopher’s, Chop Bar, the Paragon, The Station, Gather and Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café. … Continue reading »

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4 Berkeley businesses, including Wooden Duck, Import Tile damaged in 5-alarm warehouse fire

The fire on Saturday night Photo: Davoud Kermaninejad
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This breaking news story was updated as more information became available. Watch this feed on Twitter — no account needed — for live updates. Frances Dinkelspiel, of Berkeleyside, reported from the scene. Scroll down for a video of the fire taken by freeway travelers. We posted an update Sunday, April 13, shortly before noon.

Update, April 13, 12:10 p.m.: The Wooden Duck reports via Facebook that it will be closed Sunday but “hopefully reopening tomorrow. Our San Rafael store will be open 12-5. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers as we push through this rough road. We will release more information about our reopening as soon as possible.”

Update, April 13, 12:33 a.m.: The Wooden Duck reports that it was not destroyed in Saturday night’s 5-alarm fire, as some media have reported, although Joshua Tree Furniture was destroyed, as well as a warehouse for Import Tile. No injuries were reported. The Wooden Duck posted the following message on Berkeleyside.

The fire that we experienced tonight was in our BACK WAREHOUSE not in the store and factory buildings. The store building was untouched and we’re not sure if the factory building sustained damaged from fire or water as we couldn’t go into it tonight. … Continue reading »

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3 Berkeley stories you will not want to miss

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Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. Some of them might have passed you by. Here are three stories we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

1.  Illegal enrollment in Berkeley’s schools? Good or bad?

Berkeleyside’s investigative piece on the contentious issue of fraudulent enrollment in Berkeley’s public schools got people talking.

2. Berkeley Police renew call for Tasers after attempted killing of officer

After a violent attack on a Police officer … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.11.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.10.14

Berkeley Waterfront Park. Photo taken by David Darlington on April 4, 2104 at 6:30 pm

Berkeley Waterfront Park. Photo, taken on April 4, 2104 at 6:30 pm, by David Darlington

Custodian dies after 20 ft fall at UC Berkeley International House (Daily Cal)
Cheri King: Inner-city tennis success (Blog Talk radio)
Berkeley looks up to its future (SF Business Times)
Berkeley man convicted of Walnut Creek rapes (Mercury News)
Rita Moreno’s California house hunt (Wall Street Journal)

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The Nosh Wire: 04.10.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.09.14

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Jupiter by Daniel Parks
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