A small fire at Berkeley's Smokehouse burger shop has closed the business temporarily. After an unrelated fire at a Berkeley apartment building, a man was taken to the hospital.
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.
The shop will be the San Francisco ice cream brand's first location in Berkeley and will offer exclusive flavors made with locally sourced ingredients.
The 84-year old company said as early as 2017 that it had to shut down because of financial issues. It repaid the equity firm that bought it $3.8M in 2018, but none of the workers got severance pay.
The new service center offers an alternative to San Rafael, Dublin or San Francisco for owners of the electric cars.
Some of Berkeley's biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
The 46-year-old market will be closed in February and March due to financial struggles, but should reopen in April. The hiatus will give organizers time to regroup and strategize to attract more customers.
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.
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The Spenger maritime collection went to auction this past weekend, but the rarest items, including a 34.29-carat diamond and a rare Japanese vase from the Chicago World's Fair, will take place in February.
The seventh annual Berkeley Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday, Jan. 17, featuring special prix-fixe menus at $20-$35 at more than 45 restaurants across the city.