The organizers of the popular two-day Bay Area Book Festival — set for May 2-3 — have decided to cancel their 2020 event so as not to risk spreading coronavirus.
At UC Berkeley this week, professors taught in nearly empty classrooms using videoconferences. Many students headed home. Sproul Plaza was practically deserted.
It’s been described as a cave dwelling, a wizard’s house and a Moorish palace. A recently unveiled building to house UC Berkeley students has been a long time coming — and its unusual design is causing a stir.
A meeting to gather input on Cal’s plans to create up to 1,200 beds for students at the Southside park drew some curious community members, a few students and also protesters who oppose construction on the historic site.
It will take a year for changes to come before the Berkeley City Council, but they could include room for three more high-rise residential buildings.
A hospital social worker who had been trying to find David Boutelle’s family saw the Berkeleyside story about him, which led to them being reunited.
David Boutelle walked away from his Durant Avenue apartment, leaving his wallet, phone and car keys behind. He and his brother had planned to go grocery shopping.
After 4.5 years leading Telegraph Avenue’s merchants association, Stuart Baker has stepped down from the role to take a well-deserved break.
Four men identified by authorities as gang members from Contra Costa County are set to appear in court this week after being charged with a violent attack on a UC Berkeley student in a Telegraph Avenue pizza shop.
For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
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.
Police identified Rashad Albert as the shooter after interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, according to court papers.