The city of Berkeley is hoping to dramatically rethink many elements of South Berkeley, thanks to a $750,000 planning grant it received from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in May.
Ashby Avenue from Ninth Street to San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley will be closed Monday and Tuesday nights so Caltrans can remove old railroad tracks from the street, in addition to other work.
Update, Aug. 15, 4:30 p.m. Authorities have identified the man who died after having health complications at the Ashby BART station Tuesday as 54-year-old Keith Golson of Berkeley.
One driver was sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after broadsiding another vehicle at Ashby and Telegraph avenues, authorities said.
Berkeley’s Whole Foods market unveiled two new, powerful charging stations for electric vehicles yesterday at its store at the intersection of Telegraph at Ashby. The move brings the total number of public stations in the city to four, and Berkeley is on track to gain at least a further seven stations in the not too distant future.
TASTING IN THE DARK Think you’re a beer buff? Here’s your chance to prove it (and sip some delicious craft beers at the same time). The Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room’s “Tasting in the Dark” event designed to challenge beer drinkers’ assumptions and help them cultivate a more perceptive palate. The blindfolded participants will learn to identify different styles of beer. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The limited $20 tickets are available at the Torpedo Room, at 2031 4th St., Berkeley. (more…)
After lying vacant for years, work has begun on a controversial, five-story, 98-unit mixed-use housing development on a lot at the southeast corner of San Pablo and Ashby avenues.
An innovative new shopping development, made entirely of shipping containers, is in the works for Berkeley's Sacramento Street.
Plans for a bike lane on Tunnel Road — under negotiation for the past year between the city, residents and biking advocates — will be discussed Thursday night at a city Transportation Commission meeting.
Community members who live near the corner of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue have taken beautification into their own hands by creating a large mural to celebrate two neighborhood civil rights leaders, and cover the front of a property that has been vacant for decades.
Update, June 13, 1:20 p.m. Berkeley police said in a press release that “the occupants of two separate cars, a dark colored Honda and a dark colored BMW got into some sort of verbal dispute at the gas station at Ashby and 7th. The BMW pulled out and the Honda followed it. Preliminarily, it appears that an occupant or occupants of the Honda shot at the BMW. Both cars fled the area prior to BPD arrival. As per protocol, BPD alerted the area hospitals to call BPD if any victims of gunshot wounds arrived. No victim or victim(s) have come forward. Officers found one bullet strike on a building at 7th and Ashby as well as a parked truck.”
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