An argument between a group of juveniles turned violent Christmas Eve when one pulled out a gun and fired off three shots, according to the University of California police. No one was injured in the incident.
Fabrizio Cercatore, chef-owner of Hot Italian in Emeryville, chooses his mom’s squash ravioli as his fantasy ‘last meal.'
Two weeks ago, 600 Berkeleyside readers were treated to 90 minutes of conversation with The Three Michaels: Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan, moderated by Sedge Thomson. As a special holiday treat, here’s a podcast of the evening. To listen, either click on the link or right-click to save to your computer, tablet or phone. You can subscribe to Berkeleyside podcasts using our feed.
Berkeley Fire Station #2 on Berkeley Way was filled with an unusual sight on Saturday morning: a sea of grocery bags. Firefighters and dozens of volunteers filled the bags with chickens, fresh fruit and vegetables, and canned food, for delivery to Berkeley seniors.
Despite the holidays being almost upon us, it was far from being a slow news week.
Miss Ollie’s: Hits the spot for Caribbean soul food It’s only been open two weeks, but Sarah Kirnon’s new restaurant in Old Oakland’s Swan Market is pulling in the lunch crowds (pictured above).
About 60 people crowded into Northbrae Community Church on Thursday night to learn how better to protect themselves in the face of a big jump this month in home burglaries, two of which turned violent.
A Los Angeles real estate group submitted an application Thursday to build Berkeley’s first high-rise in 40 years — a 17-story luxury apartment complex on Harold Way that connects to the historic Hink’s Department Store on Shattuck Avenue.
It may have only just opened, but already the lunch lines are long at Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland. People, it seems, are craving the gourmet Caribbean food served up there.
It’s almost the end of 2012, which means it is the time for lists tallying up this year’s big events. Berkeleyside will be weighing in on what we consider the biggest cultural and news happenings of the year. Today we consider books. If there was any question about whether we at Berkeleyside love books, all it would take was a glance at our bookshelves to give you a clue. (See Lance’s above) Here are our picks for 2012: (more…)
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department. See also Local Crime News’ regularly published list of arrests of Berkeley residents. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see BPD’s CrimeView Community and Crimemapping.com.
Authorities have announced Berkeley’s fifth homicide of the year, a longtime homeless community member who lived in northwest Berkeley and went by the name “Cowboy.”
A new Safeway and retail development for College and Claremont avenues has gotten the nod from Oakland and a hard-won community consensus after seven long years. We reveal what it will look like.