A man who worked for an authorized Verizon dealer in North Berkeley has been charged with using the credit card numbers of elderly customers to rack up thousands of dollars in fraudulent fees, according to court papers.
The owners of Touchstone Climbing, who met 39 years ago while climbing Indian Rock, want to transform the Oaks into an indoor climbing facility.
The new parklet, built by a Boy Scout troop, is expected to open in front of Zachary's Pizza and Pegasus Books in the next few weeks.
The Oaks Theatre, once a central hubbub of Solano Avenue, is one of several properties owned by developer and realtor John Gordon.
Berkeleyside broke the news Sunday about two men tied to a bank robbery in February. Monday, authorities said the brothers from Oakland have actually been tied to five bank heists.
Armed robbers have been hitting Berkeley cafes and taking laptops and other items from their customers this month, authorities report.
Berkeley police officers are on the scene after a bank robbery on Solano Avenue late Thursday morning.
With 12-year District 5 Councilman Laurie Capitelli setting his sights on the mayor’s seat, Sophie Hahn and Stephen Murphy have gone head to head this election season to convince the community who will lead North Berkeley best.
It wasn’t a conspiracy, and it wasn’t by design. There were no portable toilets at the Solano Stroll on Sunday due to “a simple error,” event organizer Allen Cain of the Solano Avenue Association told Berkeleyside this week.
"I feel the Stroll represents the best of Berkeley — such good feelings, such diversity — of both humans and animals," said Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin commenting on this year's event.
Find the Berkeleyside team Sunday in our usual spot, between Pegasus Books and iScream, where northbound Colusa Avenue hits Solano Avenue. We hope you’ll come by to say hello.
Longtime Berkeley resident Lu Charlotte passed away peacefully in her home on The Alameda Aug. 9, 2016. She was 92.