A fire broke out in the paint section of Truitt & White but was kept in check by sprinklers. The damage might have been much worse if the flames had reached paint cans.
The memorial was created by members of the community for a man few, if any, knew personally — although the Berkeley native was much loved by those who did know him.
"Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters."
By many accounts, the Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective was a special place to work.
UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.: Police activity near the University Avenue and Second Street fire has ended and all roadways are open, according to a Berkeley Police Department Nixle alert.
CVS PHARMACY The CVS pharmacy that has been under construction at 2565 Telegraph Ave., the site of an old Andronico’s, opened its doors over the weekend. The 26,455-square-foot space carries a wide variety of goods including beauty supplies, seasonal items, household goods, alcohol and a huge selection of drinks. The chain will officially launch the store on Saturday, June 1, with a celebration event. This is the third CVS pharmacy in Berkeley. The chain is locked in a head-to-head battle with Walgreens.