A small fire at Berkeley's Smokehouse burger shop has closed the business temporarily. After an unrelated fire at a Berkeley apartment building, a man was taken to the hospital.
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Drains are overflowing, creeks are gushing, trees are toppling and late Thursday morning nearly 11,000 PG&E customers in the Oakland-Berkeley hills lost power.
The sweet, tart and tangy citrus in this rustic skillet cake is balanced by silky mascarpone cheese, toasty almond meal and warming whiskey.
Spoilt for choice: The precocious North Country Blue at The Back Room; the infectious Bollywood Blues at Ashkenaz; and the soul-filled Alaya Project at the California Jazz Conservatory’s Rendon Hall.