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  • Ashby ramp to I-80E closed until 4PM

    The California Highway Patrol reports that the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 80 in Berkeley will be closed until about 4 p.m. after a traffic collision Wednesday morning.

  • Review: Deceit and deception in Shotgun Players’ ‘Caught’

    Shotgun Players’ production of local playwright Christopher Chen’s stimulating, creative and complex work, Caught, confounded and ultimately conquered the Ashby Stage audience in its opening night performance. The mesmerizing Caught concerns truth and lies in their infinite varieties, and the place of truth in art, journalism and relationships. Since 2014, Caught has been produced in Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Seattle and New York to glowing reviews.

  • Future uncertain for Berkeley community garden

    The city must decide whether it can step in to save a cherished garden after it emerged the owner of one of the garden parcels has not paid property taxes for five years.

  • Teen in critical condition after group attack in Berkeley

    Update, Nov. 19, 1:27 p.m. The Alameda County district attorney’s office has not filed charges in this case, and spokeswoman Teresa Drenick says it remains under investigation by the Berkeley Police Department. Said Officer Byron White, police ultimately released Emauj Roos, Aaron Meredith and Caleb Williams “without complaint”: “As a result of further investigation into the case, we did not find sufficient evidence to hold three of the adult arrestees.” The other teenager, 18-year-old Berkeley High School student Danari Williams, was released after the DA’s office declined to pursue charges at this time.

  • Male sustains serious head injury after fight; 6 arrested

    Update, Nov. 19, 1:27 p.m. The Alameda County district attorney’s office has not filed charges in this case, and spokeswoman Teresa Drenick says it remains under investigation by the Berkeley Police Department. Said Officer Byron White, police ultimately released Emauj Roos, Aaron Meredith and Caleb Williams “without complaint”: “As a result of further investigation into the case, we did not find sufficient evidence to hold three of the adult arrestees.” The other teenager, 18-year-old Berkeley High School student Danari Williams, was released after the DA’s office declined to pursue charges at this time. See the updated story.

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on I-80 in Berkeley

    Update, Nov. 6: The motorcycle rider was identified as 44-year-old Kelly Wayne Dew of Benicia. His cause of death was blunt injuries, according to the Alameda County coroner’s office.

  • Authorities respond to 2 incidents at Malcolm X School

    Two separate incidents in the vicinity of Malcolm X Elementary School on Monday morning brought traffic to a standstill on Ashby Avenue, a state highway, and provoked significant presence from emergency responders and utility agencies.

  • Cali cuisine meets Mediterranean at The Advocate

    The newest addition to the Elmwood district of Berkeley offers a mostly successful melding of California ingredients and Mediterranean sensibilities. That, and delicious cocktails.

  • Berkeley authorities respond to fire near Ashby, I-80

    Update, 4:20 p.m. Berkeley Fire Department Battalion Chief Paul Cavagnaro said the fire in Berkeley on Friday was confined to a 20-by-20-foot area of “pretty thick brush” in the midst of numerous homeless encampments where Bay Street goes over Ashby Avenue near the freeway.