The company has been operating in West Berkeley since 1934 and once employed more than 400 people.
Several cats, two rabbits and one dog are up for adoption at the city shelter and Berkeley Humane.
The Ashby Avenue offramp was temporarily closed Monday afternoon for a fire.
The furniture store has made hundreds of thousands of pieces of furniture in the last 23 years. It will close Nov. 15.
Berkeley first responders have been called to the 2800 block of Seventh Street for a full-assignment fire.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
A new documentary about California Typewriter, a store on San Pablo Avenue, opens Friday. To celebrate that and typewriters, in general, the store held a typing gathering.
Four robbers, three of whom were female, robbed the Lululemon athletic gear store on Fourth Street on Monday, police report.
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.
A fatal police standoff in Emeryville, following an early-morning unrelated big rig crash, caused authorities to shut down parts of the freeway Wednesday morning.
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
First responders rescued a man in crisis from the San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, then got him to the hospital for a welfare check and medical evaluation, authorities report.
The family of Alex Goodwin Jr., fatally shot one year ago outside his home, has created an organization to honor him, and aims to hold its first backpack giveaway this weekend.