Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
Two Berkeley coffee shops were targeted in short order Tuesday night by groups of crooks who took customer laptops, authorities report.
Members of the Berkeleyside team will be at Espresso Roma in North Berkeley today, from 3-4 p.m., to hang out with readers and hear your stories and ideas.
Berkeleyside staff will be at The Vault in South Berkeley on Sunday to hang out with readers and hear your stories and ideas. It's the second session in our new coffee series.
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17 restaurants opened, seven closed in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Albany and Alameda this month.
Catch up on the latest food news, updates and events happening in the East Bay.
A robber brandished a broken fence piece at a man after stealing his laptop Tuesday night at the popular UC Berkeley study spot Caffè Strada, authorities report.
Doyle writes about people who disappear, fathers who desert their children, divorce, and homelessness in stories set in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Police descended on the Elmwood after a man rammed an officer who tried to pull him over.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilman Ben Bartlett have promised to increase police staffing and revive a recently disbanded specialized crime suppression unit to help address concerns about safety.
Armed robbers have been hitting Berkeley cafes and taking laptops and other items from their customers this month, authorities report.