Berkeleyside reporter Orenstein joining the Oakland newsroom brings the total number of staff there to seven.
Jacob Simas, Ashley McBride and Ricky Rodas are hitting the ground running reporting on COVID-19 Oakland news ahead of the launch of our standalone Oakland newsroom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Berkeleyside like everyone else, but it’s also presenting us with an opportunity to innovate.
The Berkeley Relief Fund will pool $3 million in city funds and funds raised from private and corporate donations to provide emergency grants to local businesses, nonprofits and tenants.
Entertainment for your coronavirus-provoked weekend of social distancing.
Ballet, Afro-Cuban music, local art, a documentary premiere and Cal track & field provide plenty of choice for weekend activities
Korean-jazz fusion, dance, pioneers of women’s politics on stage, jazz and Liszt’s most challenging work, all this weekend.
Kick off 2020 with a surrealist portrait or nature journaling. You could also take in some cute animals, jazz and David Bowie, all this weekend.
Escape the cumulative exhaustion of national and global politics and indulge in some good reads. What books did you enjoy this year?
Plenty of holiday cheer to be had — from Klezmer to Christmas music — or you can just watch the Cal women’s basketball team continue its winning streak.
The new Oakland journalism platform will be headed by Tasneem Raja, a trailblazer in nonprofit and community-led journalism. The effort has secured initial funding of $3.1 million.
Afropop, fair housing, Joni Mitchell’s birthday, exquisite corpse for the kids and Berkeleyside’s own Evening Ideas Fests.
Music from singer songwriters, blues guitarist and world fusion, plus the first-ever city Open House and an original play perfectly timed for Hispanic Heritage Month.
It’s clearly festival weekend: annual Pow Wow, Grateful Day, Emergency Prep and, ahem, a running music festival. Plus a rare piano/gamelan concerto.
Swaths of Northern California are already in the dark. North Berkeley and the hills could be affected this evening.
‘PG&E has completely bungled it,’ said Berkeley Councilwoman Lori Droste. She wasn’t alone in her reaction to the confusing information about the power shutdown.