This week, the Berkeley City Council approved plans by the man behind the “Finnish Amazon” to turn the landmarked Hillside School into a home and artist colony.
Volunteers cook and deliver vegan burritos, water, fruit and dog food directly to people at encampments in East Oakland. The group celebrates its second anniversary with another delivery this weekend.
Along with German and English specialty products, owners Bruno and Cindy Frisch provide a community gathering place and friendly service that goes above and beyond the norm.
Neighbors are pleased a Finnish tech entrepreneur-turned-artist is improving the site, but some are worried about continued public access.
Logan Park, an eight-story, 204-unit mixed-use housing project slated for downtown Berkeley, is one step closer to breaking ground after the zoning board approved its use permit Thursday night.
A resolution approved by the Berkeley City Council will influence future funding to prioritize vegetation removal, clearing pathways and other prevention measures.
The new hotel restaurant is led by chef Matthew Thomas, who previously cooked at Acquerello, Meritage and Limewood Bar & Restaurant.
Uli Elser uses a generations-old German family recipe as the base for his pretzels, which have a growing legion of fans at the Kensington farmers market.
Rich Avella went from trick-riding BMX bikes to co-founding one of the most successful specialty coffee chains in the East Bay.
The longtime fondue spot will be demolished for a new development project, but owner Laleh Heravi Aryan, an Iranian immigrant and single mother who’s been in charge for nearly 20 years, hopes to relocate.
One of Berkeley’s few remaining black-owned businesses lasted through decades of ups and downs and outlived megastore competitors, but it couldn’t beat the impact of technology and gentrification.