The shots rang out just after midnight, leaving seven people injured and dozens held hostage in Henry’s Publick House at the Hotel Durant in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. One of the young men who was shot would die. For the survivors, it was just the beginning of a more than seven-hour standoff between a schizophrenic man who heard voices and would order bizarre sexual assaults of his female hostages before being shot by police 24 times as he lunged, armed with a gun, toward a group of hostages when police moved in to detain him.
The Octopus Literary Salon and The Rec Room are close to opening, Juhu Beach Club turns two, and much more in this week's Bites.
New wine bar Botella Republic coming to downtown Berkeley, Vengo Paella to open in Oakland: all this and more exciting food news.