Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Wareham Development had plans to raze the businesses to create parking for a planned Kaiser medical office facility. ZAB said that is not the best use of the land and nixed the application.
This week, the Berkeley City Council approved a West Berkeley zoning change for half a parcel that may allow Kaiser to open a new medical facility at Parker and 10th streets.
Police in Berkeley are investigating five robberies at gunpoint that took place in less than two hours Friday, according to crime data reviewed this week by Berkeleyside.
There have been four armed robberies in Berkeley since Thursday, authorities report, including one where the robber used a shotgun to take money from a gas station cashier.
Every colorful garment stocked at Ifafunke Lola Oladigbolu's store has been made by an independent Nigerian seamstress or tailor and, in this way, benefits entire communities.
When artists can record albums on their laptops, recording in a professional studio is now more the exception than the rule.
Glimpses of the magnificent sculptures and metal pieces can still be glimpsed around Berkeley.
Two guns — one stolen, and another in the possession of a felon who was not allowed to carry it — are off the streets after traffic stops by the same officer last weekend.
Update 4:28 p.m. Despite what PG&E has told Berkeleyside, readers are saying their power is still out. According to the outage map, there are 18 outages still reported in Berkeley that are impacting 8,160 customers.
Five armed robberies and one robbery attempt have been reported in North Berkeley since last weekend, and most have happened near the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.
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