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A man reported to have grabbed three women in the Elmwood and South Berkeley, and followed a high school student walking home alone, has been charged with sexual battery this month, according to court papers.
In a long letter sent by email to the Pizzaiolo community, the East Bay restaurateur expresses remorse and talks about the steps he has taken to improve his operation moving forward.
The renovated plaza will have café tables and chairs, new trees, a sculpture, a sound installation, and a stage for the dozen of live performances planned each month.
Two former Berkeley mayors and seven current and former City Council members believe Droste is the best qualified candidate.
The city's new minimum wage is meant to benefit low-wage workers, but some local restaurant owners say it'll mean higher menu prices, shorter business hours and more closures.