Our series on corner stores in the age of COVID-19 turns to Star Grocery, a Claremont neighborhood market that has been feeding Berkeley for 98 years.
Also: Gift store Pot-Pourri will open in North Berkeley in mid-January; and Radbird Fashion will move temporarily so its space can be retrofitted.
A man who followed a toddler and his nanny from a local park to the library has been charged with trying to kidnap that child, according to court papers and police.
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.
UC Berkeley wants to upgrade the sand volleyball courts to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say that will conflict with covenants the university agreed to.
The reason African Americans and other minorities mostly live in South and West Berkeley can be traced back to government-supported racist housing practices.
Oakland has postponed plans to repair a worn-down path near the Claremont Hotel after petitioning from local residents. Watch our video story.
Jesse Kellerman has set his new book, which he wrote with his father, in Berkeley. It features a deputy sheriff working for the coroner’s bureau.
A fire in the 2800 block of Claremont Boulevard in the Claremont neighborhood closed several roads Wednesday. Crews are on the scene.
One customer devastated to hear news of the impending closure is author Michael Chabon who said, “Dark Carnival’s stock-in-trade has fed my work and my imagination.”
The 3000 block of Claremont Avenue is one of the quirkiest in Berkeley, with a strip of unusual stores.