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Police say one woman jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape him. Another threatened to break his car window after he touched her and locked his doors so she couldn’t flee. The Oakland man was charged Monday.
Naomi “Mama Washington” Diouf is retiring after nearly 30 years of teaching West African dance to Berkeley High students. Here, her beginning/intermediate Afro-Haitian class practices a routine in spring 2019. Video by Natalie Orenstein.
CalMatters compiled 2018 data from the Franchise Tax Board, showing what average tax filers paid and made per zip code. How do Berkeley’s neighborhoods compare?
Residents of a home that caught fire Saturday in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue have released a statement to thank first responders. They also ask for privacy and community support in the aftermath of the blaze.
Abby Dair’s cozy Eritrean-Ethiopian restaurant is a second home for regulars and a place for the chef-owner to share her mother’s recipes.
Sparks from utility wires have caused 1,500 fires in California. Tilden Park has many feet of aging high-voltage PG&E electrical lines and transformers, which are still above ground. They are a hazard.
Those of us who knew and loved Bill and who experienced his good will and generosity over the years will miss his quirky presence in our lives.
He took one of the most famous photographs in American history — perhaps with this remarkable exhibit Russell will be restored to his rightful place in art history.