By the end of the year, existing Safeway Community Markets will be renamed Andronico’s and sell more local, fresh-made and upscale food options.
Asphalt and car lanes would be replaced with grass, playgrounds, seating and eating areas — transforming what is now concrete into a pedestrian and bicycle pathway.
The burrowing owls that make Cesar Chavez Park their winter home are bringing together dog owners and bird fans to enforce leash laws to protect the rare birds.
The supermarket chain that bought two Andronico’s stores and rebranded them as Safeway Community Markets in 2017 has brought back the old family moniker for some of its stores; Berkeley may be next.
Berkeley’s Public Works Department has come up with various options for a redesign of Milvia Street, from Hearst Avenue to Blake Street, to make it safer for bicyclists and others traveling through downtown.
The class action lawsuit alleges Gordo owners engaged in wage theft and other labor-related improprieties. The owners have settled the case, but dispute the claims brought against them.
Wild Earth sells dog treats made with koji and is working on cat treats using lab-grown mouse meat. The company’s mission is to create high-protein pet food that’s better for the environment, but will pets eat it?
Pedal-assist electric bikes are coming to a Berkeley docking station near you. And they’re likely to be popular. In San Francisco, e-bikes get roughly three times as many rides as regular pedal bikes.
The devices will offer free interactive maps, transit information, calendars of events, business listings, and emergency services, but not everyone likes the idea.
This advisory measure will help the city establish priorities for infrastructure work and responses to climate change.
Electric-assist bikes are in San Francisco but you won’t be seeing them in Berkeley or Oakland for a while due to a deal struck with Ford GoBike’s parent company Motivate.
The Alameda County health department cited California’s retail food industry law, but different Bay Area cities, including Berkeley, interpret the law differently.
New regulations allow Berkeley property owners to start community gardens, grow produce for sale or donation, and lead farming workshops without the need for permits.
Neighboring cities have them, and shared scooters are being ridden and parked around Berkeley, but they are not technically permitted to be in the city.
Wonder where rival bike, e-bike and scooter companies are? Berkeley’s requirements make operating tougher than in other cities.