SoDoI Coffee's new "tasting house" is now open in Berkeley's Telegraph Channing Mall. Owner Jae Chung has built the company on a vision of community and positivity.
The Octopus Literary Salon and The Rec Room are close to opening, Juhu Beach Club turns two, and much more in this week's Bites.
Longtime merchants in the city-owned Telegraph Channing parking garage mall have been locked in a dispute with the city for several months over what the merchants say are unfair rents and poor conditions exacerbated by years of neglect.
More than a dozen merchants from the city-owned Telegraph Channing Mall came before the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night to ask for management improvements and financial help following a surprise property tax bill that was delivered to them last month.