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  • Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

    SCRAPBOOK TERRITORY CLOSES  Arts and crafts supply store Scrapbook Territory on Fourth Street has closed after 12 years. Its last day was Sunday May 3. The store’s owners explained why they were shuttering on their Facebook page: “Well, I wish it weren’t so,” they wrote, “but our sales are below 50% of what they once were. Combine that with the number of scrapbooking companies that have gone out of business, and it’s just too hard to maintain a 4,000 sq ft store.” Before they closed for good, the store attracted crowds with a 50%-off sale and discounts across the board. Fans posted on Facebook about how sad they were to see the place go. Best scrapbook store ever! You will be missed,” wrote Jeth Gold. Scrapbook Territory was at 1717A Fourth St., Berkeley. (more…)

  • East Bay feasts on New Year’s Eve

    Oakland and Berkeley offer many fine spots for memorable meals and ringing in the new year on Dec. 31. We've pulled together a list.

  • What’s new in East Bay food, XXXV

    A new café opens in South Berkeley's coffee shop desert, and rustic food is on the menu at the new Mockingbird in Uptown Oakland.

  • What’s new in East Bay food, XXVI

    The pace of opening exciting new places isn't slowing: read about Chow, Homestead, Pathos and the latest from Outstanding in the Field in our weekly round-up.