The project sailed through the oft-arduous city approval process because the owners, who intend to live on the property, worked with neighbors and made changes in response to their concerns.
At its current home in West Berkeley, the faith-based community farm hosts a three-month residential leadership program where fellows get agricultural training through progressive Jewish spiritual practice.
State and city laws have made it easier, in theory, to build backyard cottages in Berkeley. In practice planners sometimes seem to need to catch up with the new regulations.
Before putting the building up for sale, the seller signed a five-year lease with a five-year option to protect the business.
BART must determine the zoning for stations by 2020 and Berkeley must update its zoning to reflect that by 2022. One-third of the housing must be affordable and there are height limits.
Every colorful garment stocked at Ifafunke Lola Oladigbolu's store has been made by an independent Nigerian seamstress or tailor and, in this way, benefits entire communities.
The developers are targeting people who live and work in Berkeley, families and people who want to downsize, and professionals who want to be able to take public transit.
Scarcity of housing locally has driven up prices and prompted high rates of evictions and displacement with African Americans being affected disproportionately.
Founders Sean Wells and Tim Sellmeyer are full-time veterinary surgeons by day, but their love of beer led them to start a pet project — a brewery and taproom in Berkeley.
Richmond is changing. Berkeleyside spoke to a few of its residents to see how they feel about it.
Oakland is the East Bay's top dog haven, according to experts, but the whole area has lots to offer for our canine friends.
New housing and the appeal of public transit is putting areas like West Oakland, Fruitvale and Millsmont into more buyers' home searches.
The two brothers who now own the 39-year-old Berkeley institution plan to keep Poulet's healthful focus, uniquely Berkeley spirit and, of course, its chicken recipes.
Secrets, and sometimes deceptive practices, are revealed when a house goes up for sale and home inspectors peer into basements, attics and behind electrical panels.
Only a tiny percentage of real estate agents in the U.S. are people of color, and the same is true in Berkeley and the East Bay despite the relative diversity of the area.
It's now possible to whip out your phone at work and fire up your crockpot, turn on the heating and re-lock your front door at home. Smart-home gadgets are in the ascendant.