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 shutdown of the 128-year-old restaurant follows closely after the closures of longtime Berkeley institutions Brennan's and Hs Lordships.
The discovery of a second set of human remains in a Fourth Street lot long considered to sit outside the boundaries of the West Berkeley Shellmound has some people wondering if Berkeley really knows where the perimeter should be.
A developer is seeking to make major changes to the West Berkeley block where Spenger's Fish Grotto has operated since 1933.