An Oakland Eichler sells for list price; controversial lot sees price drop; plus at least one Berkeley resident is drinking water collected from the air.
Dinner at the new Oaxacan restaurant in Uptown is fun, friendly and spicy in all the best ways.
In this week's bites, we've got news on a the Oaxacan restaurant in Uptown, another bubble tea shop in Berkeley, the closure of an historic soul food restaurant in Oakland, and much more.
After waging a six-year legal battle over the right to build a mansion and 10-car garage in the Berkeley hills, Lotus Development Corp. founder Mitch Kapor and his wife Freada Kapor-Klein have put their property on the market.
In this week's Bites, we've got new details on a second Oaxacan restaurant headed to Uptown Oakland, plus news on the future of Mokka, Fieldwork Brewing Company's expansion, and more.
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The hot ticket in downtown Berkeley on the evening of Thursday Jan. 28 was arguably the gala opening party for the new BAMPFA, but if you had seen the several-hundred strong line of people snaking down Center Street and round the corner along Shattuck between 5 and 7 p.m., waiting to get into the NextSpace building, you’d have been forgiven for thinking there was an even hotter event going on.
While grinding through software coding courses at San Francisco programming school Hack Reactor, Albrey Brown, 24, often found himself as one of the few students of color in the room.
Update, Sept. 24, 2015: After the Supreme Court’s May ruling, detailed below, the state’s Court of Appeal (First Appellate District) reviewed the issue of CEQA exemption once more, having been remanded to do so by the Supreme Court. On Sept. 23, the Court of Appeal issued its conclusion “that sufficient evidence supports the City’s conclusion the project is categorically exempt from further CEQA review.” The court also denied the latest appeal by the Berkeley Hillside Preservation group. “We therefore affirm the trial court’s order denying appellants’ petition for a writ of mandate,” it wrote. Read the full decision.
Update, 3.19.15: The Berkeley Hillside Preservation Group is asking the Supreme Court for a rehearing of its case. It filed its petition on March 18. The Supreme Court recently appointed two new justices, following two retirements, and the group is hoping a reconsideration of their arguments might bring a different result. The vote was 5-2 for the defendant at the first hearing. A decision on whether the court will grant or deny a rehearing will be known by May 29. Read the Petition for Rehearing.
The long-running saga of philanthropist and Lotus founder Mitch Kapor’s attempt to build a new home in North Berkeley landed at the California Supreme Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday this week.
On Wednesday night at the Freight & Salvage, the Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum will hold its first Berkeley event. In honor of Women’s History Month, the event will feature five women pitching their business ideas to an all-women panel of judges.