Existing office space in Berkeley can be old and funky while the demand is for modern and open-plan. And, compared to San Francisco and Oakland, the economics of building new here don't pencil out, say experts.
With a venture capital-backed fund so popular it's now closed to new investors, UC Berkeley's startup arm is on the up. Watch our video story.
What takes 10 months and 178 pages of administrative record? Approving a sign in Berkeley.
Currently on hot desk at UC Berkeley accelerator SkyDeck, this startup is making prebiotic sugars, ones that promote good gut health.
There is a proposal to add a neon 'Skydeck' sign at the top of 2150 Shattuck Ave. Not everyone is happy about the idea.
Berkeleyside is teaming up with Wildfire to so that our readers can get quick alerts about public safety news through its mobile app.
A 24-year old Berkeley alum who raised funds for start-ups while still in school announced Monday that he has started a $6 million fund for companies connected to UC Berkeley.
By Anne Brice / Berkeley News
By Francesca Paris
The city of Berkeley has, in recent years, been working to make the community a better place for technological innovation via efforts to fight “brain drain,” make it easier to find office space, and create connections among its more than 300 startups to strengthen the “fabric of the innovation ecosystem,” city staff told council members during a special session last week.
FLAVOR A new Mediterranean restaurant is set to move into the former Picoso Taqueria space in Epicurious Garden at 1511 Shattuck Ave. Picoso closed in early May, and now Flavor Mediterranean Food, run by executive chef Ezra Malmuth, is claiming the Gourmet Ghetto takeout spot. According to a sign posted at the currently empty storefront, Malmuth has worked in “upscale eateries throughout the world” and interned at Chez Panisse. The sign says the new Flavor menu will highlight “California freshness enhanced with Middle Eastern spice,” and will change frequently with vegetarian and vegan options, alongside slow-braised meat and fish. (Hat-tip: Doug Ng) (more…)
Berkeley expects to get $12.7 million in grant funding for changes to BART Plaza, Shattuck Avenue and Hearst Street that should make life easier for people using the Downtown BART station and buses, biking to campus and even just driving through the center of town.