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1 day ago
SF politics

3 vying for Berkeley mayor make their case to voters

The mayoral candidates in Berkeley are largely progressive with similar views, focusing on service, transparency, and fresh perspectives. [ more ]
#restaurant-closure
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Good Luck Gato and Ninth Life shut down, Anthony's closes Berkeley location

The closure of popular businesses in Berkeley, such as Anthony's Cookies and Daryoush, highlights the challenges faced by restaurants due to lack of customers and rising operating costs. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Uji Time closure comes sooner than expected, Bangkok Noodles shutters after 24 years

Berkeley's Bangkok Noodles & Thai BBQ, Oakland's Lotus Falafel & Shawerma, and Oakland's Skyline Pizza have closed down. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Homemade Cafe lives again on weekends

Calavera, an Oakland restaurant and bar, announced its closure due to decreased sales and foot traffic caused by the state of Oakland.
Homemade Cafe in Berkeley, known for its classic diner-style dishes and community outreach, announced its closure but later decided to reopen for weekend brunch service. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Sister, Calavera, Delirama among recent restaurant closures

Delirama, the popular deli known for its house-cured pastrami, will be closing, but the Berkeley and Oakland locations will reopen as new concepts.
Himalayan Flavors, a beloved restaurant in Berkeley, has closed after 14 years due to proposed new construction in the area. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Delirama closing for new concept, Quinn's Lighthouse shuttering after 40 years

Delirama, a popular deli known for its house-cured pastrami, will close permanently on February 4.
Berkeley's Delirama location and Oakland's satellite space will reopen as new concepts under owner Cash Caris. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
Coffee

Belly Uptown closes, and two coffee spots temporarily shut down

Belly Uptown in Oakland has closed permanently after 10 years of serving Mexican- and Asian-fusion dishes.
Brewja in Oakland is temporarily closed with no information on reopening. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Good Luck Gato and Ninth Life shut down, Anthony's closes Berkeley location

The closure of popular businesses in Berkeley, such as Anthony's Cookies and Daryoush, highlights the challenges faced by restaurants due to lack of customers and rising operating costs. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Uji Time closure comes sooner than expected, Bangkok Noodles shutters after 24 years

Berkeley's Bangkok Noodles & Thai BBQ, Oakland's Lotus Falafel & Shawerma, and Oakland's Skyline Pizza have closed down. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Homemade Cafe lives again on weekends

Calavera, an Oakland restaurant and bar, announced its closure due to decreased sales and foot traffic caused by the state of Oakland.
Homemade Cafe in Berkeley, known for its classic diner-style dishes and community outreach, announced its closure but later decided to reopen for weekend brunch service. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Sister, Calavera, Delirama among recent restaurant closures

Delirama, the popular deli known for its house-cured pastrami, will be closing, but the Berkeley and Oakland locations will reopen as new concepts.
Himalayan Flavors, a beloved restaurant in Berkeley, has closed after 14 years due to proposed new construction in the area. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Delirama closing for new concept, Quinn's Lighthouse shuttering after 40 years

Delirama, a popular deli known for its house-cured pastrami, will close permanently on February 4.
Berkeley's Delirama location and Oakland's satellite space will reopen as new concepts under owner Cash Caris. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
Coffee

Belly Uptown closes, and two coffee spots temporarily shut down

Belly Uptown in Oakland has closed permanently after 10 years of serving Mexican- and Asian-fusion dishes.
Brewja in Oakland is temporarily closed with no information on reopening. [ more ]
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Eater SF
2 months ago
Wine

Make This Specialty Market From Two Food and Wine Pros Your Next Grocery Stop

Of All Places, a specialty market in Berkeley, celebrates small-production goods with a global flavor palette. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Wire

Support Berkeleyside's 15 years of local news with donations for independent, reliable reporting. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Roses on Adeline, Bageltopia, Parkline, Nusa among April openings

A new cafe in Alameda offering American and Thai/Lao cuisine, a Middle Eastern eatery with breakfast burritos in Berkeley, and a long-awaited bagel restaurant on University Avenue in Berkeley. [ more ]
#oakland
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Lulu ready to reopen after relocation, Roses On Adeline softly debuts

New dining establishments like Butterfish Sushi, Cha Thai Tea, and Clio's are quickly gaining popularity in the Berkeley and Oakland areas. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Meet the candidates running to represent Berkeley and Oakland in the state Senate

The race to represent District 7 in the state Senate is highly contested and closely watched.
The top two finishers in the March 5 primary will advance to the November general election. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Two bakeries and a chai-focused cafe among recent East Bay openings

New chai-focused cafe Elaichi has opened near UC Berkeley's main campus.
Rasa Caffe has completed its move from Berkeley to Oakland. [ more ]
oaklandside.org
6 months ago
Coffee

Proyecto Diaz celebrates first dedicated cafe, The Alley opens in Berkeley

The Alley, a trendy boba tea chain, is opening a new location in Berkeley as part of its global expansion.
La Farine, a bakery in Oakland, successfully reopened after a break-in during the holiday break. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Winter will be colder in Berkeley with departure of Longbranch, temporary Westbrae Biergarten closure

Gogi Time, a popular Korean barbecue restaurant, is moving to a new location in Oakland.
Longbranch Saloon in Berkeley and Modern Coffee in Oakland are also closing their doors. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 months ago
East Bay food

Lulu ready to reopen after relocation, Roses On Adeline softly debuts

New dining establishments like Butterfish Sushi, Cha Thai Tea, and Clio's are quickly gaining popularity in the Berkeley and Oakland areas. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Meet the candidates running to represent Berkeley and Oakland in the state Senate

The race to represent District 7 in the state Senate is highly contested and closely watched.
The top two finishers in the March 5 primary will advance to the November general election. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Two bakeries and a chai-focused cafe among recent East Bay openings

New chai-focused cafe Elaichi has opened near UC Berkeley's main campus.
Rasa Caffe has completed its move from Berkeley to Oakland. [ more ]
oaklandside.org
6 months ago
Coffee

Proyecto Diaz celebrates first dedicated cafe, The Alley opens in Berkeley

The Alley, a trendy boba tea chain, is opening a new location in Berkeley as part of its global expansion.
La Farine, a bakery in Oakland, successfully reopened after a break-in during the holiday break. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Winter will be colder in Berkeley with departure of Longbranch, temporary Westbrae Biergarten closure

Gogi Time, a popular Korean barbecue restaurant, is moving to a new location in Oakland.
Longbranch Saloon in Berkeley and Modern Coffee in Oakland are also closing their doors. [ more ]
moreoakland
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Education

At Berkeley, a protest at a dean's home tests the limits of free speech

The incident at Berkeley's law school involving pro-Palestinian students disrupting a dinner party at the dean's home highlights the complex nature of free speech rights in private settings. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley is no longer a defendant in racism, assault suit against off-duty ex-sergeant

The City of Berkeley is no longer a defendant in a federal civil suit against a former police sergeant. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Wire

Wisteria is a beloved plant in Berkeley. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 months ago
East Bay food

Police, firefighters recover body in Northeast Berkeley

Body found in a creek in Northeast Berkeley, prompting investigation by law enforcement.
Resident discovered the body partially submerged in water, leading to the involvement of firefighting and police authorities. [ more ]
#natural-gas-ban
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Berkeley halts landmark natural gas ban after legal fight

Berkeley agreed to halt enforcement of its natural gas ban and take steps to repeal the ordinance.
The banning of natural gas in newly constructed buildings is driven by climate change concerns and public health risks. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
East Bay (California)

Report: Berkeley has agreed to halt natural gas ban

Berkeley halts enforcement of natural gas piping ban
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Berkeley's ban violates federal law [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

Controversial Berkeley law to be repealed

Berkeley agreed to repeal its natural gas ban in new buildings after a settlement with the California Restaurant Association.
The ban was intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but faced legal challenges and opposition from the restaurant industry. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Berkeley halts landmark natural gas ban after legal fight

Berkeley agreed to halt enforcement of its natural gas ban and take steps to repeal the ordinance.
The banning of natural gas in newly constructed buildings is driven by climate change concerns and public health risks. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
East Bay (California)

Report: Berkeley has agreed to halt natural gas ban

Berkeley halts enforcement of natural gas piping ban
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Berkeley's ban violates federal law [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

Controversial Berkeley law to be repealed

Berkeley agreed to repeal its natural gas ban in new buildings after a settlement with the California Restaurant Association.
The ban was intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but faced legal challenges and opposition from the restaurant industry. [ more ]
morenatural-gas-ban
Kqed
3 months ago
San Francisco

San Francisco Will Continue Enforcing Gas Ban in New Buildings Despite Berkeley's Repeal of Similar Rules | KQED

Berkeley repealed a law banning gas lines in new construction after a legal challenge. Other cities in California have similar bans. Legal disputes are causing some jurisdictions to reconsider their plans. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Berkeley settles lawsuit to repeal gas ban, in final blow to dozens of California measures

Berkeley settles lawsuit to repeal gas hookup ban
Impact of Berkeley's gas ban on other California cities [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 months ago
Education

Opinion: Cecilia Lunaparra is the student champion we need in Berkeley's District 7

Cecilia Lunaparra plays a significant role in student and housing advocacy in Berkeley.
She focuses on enfranchising the disenfranchised and uniting diverse groups for collective impact. [ more ]
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4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Man gets 21-year prison term for killing pregnant woman in Berkeley

Berkeley man sentenced to 21 years in prison for shooting, killing pregnant woman in car.
The victim's family expresses disappointment in the lenient sentence given to the perpetrator. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

She tore up burning roof shingles bare-handed to douse 1905 Berkeley fire

Mary Lutie Shaplin's heroism in saving her neighbor's house from a fire was featured in a newspaper article in 1905.
Historian Richard Schwartz showcased the story of Mary Shaplin at a Commonwealth Club event in San Francisco. [ more ]
#city-council
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Opinion: Spenger's parking lot deal shows Berkeley has a leadership crisis

The fate of Berkeley's controversial parking lot was resolved in a complex deal involving $1.5 million from the general fund.
The deal raises questions about the City Council's approach to solving critical city issues and the impact on affordable housing and tax revenue. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

In brief: Berkeley special election April 16 for District 7 council seat

Eligible voters in Berkeley's District 7 have tight deadlines to get on the ballot or register to vote in a special election.
Registered voters in District 7 can file nomination papers by Feb. 16 to run for City Council, and must register to vote by April 1 for the April 16 election. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Opinion: Spenger's parking lot deal shows Berkeley has a leadership crisis

The fate of Berkeley's controversial parking lot was resolved in a complex deal involving $1.5 million from the general fund.
The deal raises questions about the City Council's approach to solving critical city issues and the impact on affordable housing and tax revenue. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

In brief: Berkeley special election April 16 for District 7 council seat

Eligible voters in Berkeley's District 7 have tight deadlines to get on the ballot or register to vote in a special election.
Registered voters in District 7 can file nomination papers by Feb. 16 to run for City Council, and must register to vote by April 1 for the April 16 election. [ more ]
morecity-council
#alameda-county
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Where March 5 election results stand in Berkeley and Alameda County

Votes are still being counted in Berkeley primary elections with two measures passing. Mayor Jesse Arreguin advances to November election for District 7 Senate race. Nikki Fortunato Bas leads in Alameda County Supervisor race. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Today is the deadline to vote in the primary election in Berkeley

Voters heading to polls for primary elections today
Several options available for submitting ballots on election day. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Where March 5 election results stand in Berkeley and Alameda County

Votes are still being counted in Berkeley primary elections with two measures passing. Mayor Jesse Arreguin advances to November election for District 7 Senate race. Nikki Fortunato Bas leads in Alameda County Supervisor race. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Today is the deadline to vote in the primary election in Berkeley

Voters heading to polls for primary elections today
Several options available for submitting ballots on election day. [ more ]
morealameda-county
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
Parenting

Choose the best East Bay camps for the summer of 2024

Summer camps offer a variety of activities for kids to explore and enhance their skills.
Camp experiences can boost kids' social, cognitive, and emotional development. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Home of Chicken and Waffles relocating, Low Bar announces new food concept

Gordito Amigos and Gaumenkitzel closed down in Berkeley.
Home of Chicken and Waffles relocating to former Chop Bar location, while Low Bar introduces new dining concept. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley woman struck by car while jogging dies from injuries

Traffic calming measures and intersection improvements are needed at Marin Avenue and Oxford Street.
Julia Elkin, a longtime environmental conservation worker, tragically died after being struck by a motorist. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Farmhouse Kitchen arrives in Berkeley with toned-down decor but same colorful, creative dishes

The Berkeley outpost of Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Restaurant has finally opened after almost four and a half years of renovation.
Architect Marc Dimalanta designed the Berkeley location and faced challenges due to the building's historical past and renovation regulations. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Berkeley, a Look Back: City lets UC students become police officers in 1924

Berkeley allowed college students to become police officers in 1924
City planning and staffing details from 1924
Traffic fatality in Berkeley in 1924 [ more ]
#housing-development
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5 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley must pay $4M after illegally blocking housing project at Ohlone shellmound site

Berkeley fined $4 million for mishandling housing development application
Developer Ruegg & Ellsworth reimbursed $1.4 million for attorney's fees
Ongoing legal battle costs Berkeley residents hundreds of thousands in legal fees [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Hundreds more homes could sprout in Berkeley with flurry of proposals

Multiple housing proposals in Berkeley could result in over 1,000 new apartments
Most of the projects are planned along Shattuck Avenue [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley must pay $4M after illegally blocking housing project at Ohlone shellmound site

Berkeley fined $4 million for mishandling housing development application
Developer Ruegg & Ellsworth reimbursed $1.4 million for attorney's fees
Ongoing legal battle costs Berkeley residents hundreds of thousands in legal fees [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Hundreds more homes could sprout in Berkeley with flurry of proposals

Multiple housing proposals in Berkeley could result in over 1,000 new apartments
Most of the projects are planned along Shattuck Avenue [ more ]
morehousing-development
#events
Funcheap
5 months ago
Books

10th Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival: Writer's Day (Berkeley)

The 10th Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival will be held in two parts: Family Day at the Berkeley Public Library on May 4, 2024, and the full festival on June 1 & 2, 2024 in Downtown Berkeley.
The festival plans to hold the 2024 event in person, but some events may also be available via livestream. There are currently no plans to have fully virtual events. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Affordable things to do in Berkeley any day of the week

Local events in Berkeley for the Lunar New Year
Discussion of YA graphic novel Lunar New Year Love Story [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Around Berkeley: ACCI Street Fair, Solano Stroll-ish, punk rock book release

Berkeley events include holiday street fair, book launch, French market, big band performance, and comedy night.
Various activities and themes cater to different interests, including arts and crafts for kids. [ more ]
Funcheap
5 months ago
Books

10th Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival: Writer's Day (Berkeley)

The 10th Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival will be held in two parts: Family Day at the Berkeley Public Library on May 4, 2024, and the full festival on June 1 & 2, 2024 in Downtown Berkeley.
The festival plans to hold the 2024 event in person, but some events may also be available via livestream. There are currently no plans to have fully virtual events. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Affordable things to do in Berkeley any day of the week

Local events in Berkeley for the Lunar New Year
Discussion of YA graphic novel Lunar New Year Love Story [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Around Berkeley: ACCI Street Fair, Solano Stroll-ish, punk rock book release

Berkeley events include holiday street fair, book launch, French market, big band performance, and comedy night.
Various activities and themes cater to different interests, including arts and crafts for kids. [ more ]
moreevents
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
Design

3 Berkeley shows highlight work of local Black artists

Berkeley is hosting three satellite exhibitions of the Richmond Art Center's Art of the African Diaspora show.
The show features 150 Black artists and is displayed across 44 satellite shows in Bay Area art galleries, libraries, shops, and a chiropractor clinic. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

North Beach Pizza, Sizzling Lunch now open in downtown Berkeley

Livermore has a new seafood restaurant and raw bar called Cured: Fish Bar
The Northside neighborhood near U.C. Berkeley has a new take-out chicken shop called Jumbo Chicken [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley's tenant union rights, golden duplex rent control proposed for November ballot

The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board hopes to amend the existing rent stabilization ordinance to enshrine rights to form tenant unions and eliminate a carve-out for golden duplexes.
Golden duplexes are currently exempt from rent regulation laws in Berkeley, but the proposed ballot measure would remove this exemption and subject them to rent control.
If approved, the ballot measure would also enshrine the right for tenants to form associations and negotiate with landlords over grievances. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Wire

Berkeley student housing co-ops in need of repairs
AT&T wants to shut down landline service in Bay Area
Increase in nonbinary and trans students at UC Berkeley [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Progress made to prevent gun violence in Berkeley, break cycles of violence

Berkeley has identified gunfire corridors where gun violence prevention efforts can be focused.
Key strategies to combat gun violence include problem-oriented policing, street outreach workers, and social network analysis. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Farmhouse Thai opens in Berkeley, Brezo makes the move to Albany

Brezo has relocated to Solano Avenue in Albany after moving during the pandemic. The new location is drawing positive reviews for its fresh and flavorful cafe-style plates.
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai in Berkeley has completed its construction and is now open for business. The new location offers a menu of Thai-style appetizers, salads, soups, noodles, curries, and desserts. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
Education

Berkeley schools tax that pays for small class sizes and more is up for renewal in March

Berkeley is voting on a parcel tax renewal that funds school programs and lowers class sizes.
Measure H would raise the tax rate from 37 cents to 54 cents per square foot. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

Remembering Robert Jenkins, ham radio enthusiast and engineer

Robert Jenkins was a longtime Berkeley resident and ham radio enthusiast.
He was a member of the Stationary Engineers Local 39 Union for over 25 years. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
Writing

Meet Berkeley's first youth poet laureate

Berkeley High junior Julia Segre has been named as Berkeley's first-ever youth poet laureate.
Serena Griffin, a student at Saint Mary's College High School, will serve as Berkeley's first vice youth poet laureate. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley High likely to drop plan for $27M teachers' parking garage

The planned $27 million parking garage in Berkeley is likely to be scrapped in favor of issuing residential parking permits to Berkeley High teachers and staff.
The decision to issue parking permits is aimed at solving the parking crunch and freeing up funds for other facilities projects. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley homeowners could get $3K for seismic upgrades

Berkeley officials are inviting homeowners to apply for grants to reinforce their homes against earthquakes.
The Earthquake Brace + Bolt grants, managed by the California Residential Mitigation Program, are available to homeowners in specific ZIP codes who live in buildings between one and four units. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
SF real estate

Once-moved Bay Area Julia Morgan duplex hits market for $1.8M

The duplex on Etna Street is a rare find: a historic Julia Morgan Brown Shingle home in good condition in a desirable neighborhood.
The building showcases Morgan's attention to comfort, simplicity, and practicality, with original details and modern updates. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
Public health

Berkeley's health, housing director to leave for bigger job in Marin County

Berkeley's head of health, housing and community services (HHCS), Lisa Warhuus, is leaving her role for a position in Marin County.
Warhuus oversaw Berkeley's COVID-19 response and pushed for an equity-based pandemic response.
Warhuus' departure comes amid a citywide staffing shortage affecting multiple departments. [ more ]
#restaurant-closures
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
East Bay food

Cherished Oakland bar, Berkeley pasta spot and family-run soul food restaurant shutter prior to 2024

Boochman Kombucha has moved from Berkeley to San Francisco, with its Berkeley space sold to Thai Table restaurant.
Chinese Express, a popular restaurant near UC Berkeley, has closed after three decades in business. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
1 month ago
SF food

Sour spring: Market Hall on 4th, 4Bells, Good Luck Gato, Lakeshore Cafe close in May

The challenges faced by small businesses in Berkeley are leading to closures, impacting the local community. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
6 months ago
East Bay food

Cherished Oakland bar, Berkeley pasta spot and family-run soul food restaurant shutter prior to 2024

Boochman Kombucha has moved from Berkeley to San Francisco, with its Berkeley space sold to Thai Table restaurant.
Chinese Express, a popular restaurant near UC Berkeley, has closed after three decades in business. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
1 month ago
SF food

Sour spring: Market Hall on 4th, 4Bells, Good Luck Gato, Lakeshore Cafe close in May

The challenges faced by small businesses in Berkeley are leading to closures, impacting the local community. [ more ]
morerestaurant-closures
KQED
6 months ago
California

People's Park Fight Pits Housing Against History | KQED

Bloody Thursday: A confrontation between protestors and law enforcement over control of the park in Berkeley resulted in one death and one person being blinded.
Tensions over control of the park have continued over the years, with the park serving as a gathering place and homeless services hub. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Berkeley, a Look Back: New downtown building is dedicated Dec. 15, 1923

The Armstrong School of Business in Berkeley was dedicated 100 years ago and is now a religious institution.
Berkeley held a successful municipal holiday party in 1923, with thousands of people attending and businesses putting on special displays. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley agrees to pay contractor $1.25M for cost overruns on North Berkeley Senior Center project

Berkeley will pay the contractor an extra $1.25 million to settle his claim for cost overruns on the North Berkeley Senior Center renovation.
The settlement brings the project's total price tag to just shy of $10 million. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Suspect sought in Berkeley double stabbing

Police in Berkeley's Claremont neighborhood are searching for a suspect in a double stabbing and have asked residents to shelter in place.
The suspect is identified as Byron Decles and is considered armed and dangerous. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Wire

Scott Page scanned Indian Rock in January 2019 using a FARO 3D laser scanner.
Berkeley has a diverse range of news stories, including animal rights activism, hiker rescues, and criminal charges. [ more ]
#Berkeley
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

After 33 years, 13 in Berkeley, Pasta Bene owners ready to retire

Boochman Kombucha has moved its operation from Berkeley to San Francisco, with its flagship space in Berkeley being sold to Thai Table.
Pasta Bene, a popular Italian restaurant in Berkeley, is set to close on December 15 after 13 years in business. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

The stories Indian and Mortar rocks can tell us

Indian Rock and Mortar Rock in Berkeley, California are popular destinations known for their scenic views and historical significance in rock climbing.
The Ohlone people, who have lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years, have fought for their rights and heritage but their advocacy has not focused on Indian and Mortar rocks. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Rent Board calls for Gaza cease-fire, reduced rent for political refugees

The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages.
The Rent Board became the first elected body in Berkeley to pass a permanent cease-fire resolution. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Berkeley housing project of 500-plus homes may replace restaurant row

A 28-story housing tower with 599 residences, including low-income units, is being proposed in downtown Berkeley.
The tower would replace a restaurant row, but a rooftop restaurant and ground-level commercial spaces would be included in the new development. [ more ]
eastbaytimes.com
8 months ago
San Francisco

Dangerous by design:' San Pablo Avenue will soon be reimagined to improve safety, efficiency

San Pablo Avenue is the third most dangerous traffic corridor in Alameda County.
Berkeley has approved a safety improvement plan for the corridor.
The project aims to improve bus travel times and encourage alternative modes of transportation. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
8 months ago
Public health

Berkeley interim health officer wants to focus on mental health, city assessment

Dr. Anju Goel has been appointed as Berkeley's interim health officer following the departure of Dr. Lisa Hernandez.
Goel's priorities include conducting a health needs assessment and addressing mental health outcomes.
She has experience in public health leadership and has worked for the CDC during COVID-19. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

After 33 years, 13 in Berkeley, Pasta Bene owners ready to retire

Boochman Kombucha has moved its operation from Berkeley to San Francisco, with its flagship space in Berkeley being sold to Thai Table.
Pasta Bene, a popular Italian restaurant in Berkeley, is set to close on December 15 after 13 years in business. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

The stories Indian and Mortar rocks can tell us

Indian Rock and Mortar Rock in Berkeley, California are popular destinations known for their scenic views and historical significance in rock climbing.
The Ohlone people, who have lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years, have fought for their rights and heritage but their advocacy has not focused on Indian and Mortar rocks. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

Berkeley Rent Board calls for Gaza cease-fire, reduced rent for political refugees

The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages.
The Rent Board became the first elected body in Berkeley to pass a permanent cease-fire resolution. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

Berkeley housing project of 500-plus homes may replace restaurant row

A 28-story housing tower with 599 residences, including low-income units, is being proposed in downtown Berkeley.
The tower would replace a restaurant row, but a rooftop restaurant and ground-level commercial spaces would be included in the new development. [ more ]
eastbaytimes.com
8 months ago
San Francisco

Dangerous by design:' San Pablo Avenue will soon be reimagined to improve safety, efficiency

San Pablo Avenue is the third most dangerous traffic corridor in Alameda County.
Berkeley has approved a safety improvement plan for the corridor.
The project aims to improve bus travel times and encourage alternative modes of transportation. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
8 months ago
Public health

Berkeley interim health officer wants to focus on mental health, city assessment

Dr. Anju Goel has been appointed as Berkeley's interim health officer following the departure of Dr. Lisa Hernandez.
Goel's priorities include conducting a health needs assessment and addressing mental health outcomes.
She has experience in public health leadership and has worked for the CDC during COVID-19. [ more ]
moreBerkeley
www.berkeleyside.org
1 month ago
East Bay food

Affordable things to do in Berkeley any day of the week

Discover various local arts and culture events in Berkeley through The Scene newsletter and free or affordable concerts and talks. [ more ]
TODAY.com
1 day ago
Writing

Who are Kamala Harris' parents? Meet Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris

Kamala Harris was influenced by her mother's encouragement and aimed to continue breaking barriers. Her parents, immigrants from Jamaica and India, met in a Black intellectual study group at the University of California, Berkeley. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
2 days ago
SF politics

Berkeley mayor's race: Candidates face off on housing, race, climate, seniors

Berkeley mayoral candidates Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison, and Adena Ishii addressed community concerns at a forum, focusing on housing, race, policing, business, and the environment. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 weeks ago
SF food

Cafe Parisien brings its French-style pastries and coffee to Berkeley

North Berkeley's artisanal cafe opens with French-style pastries and coffee drinks.
Walnut Creek welcomes a new Vietnamese-inflected cafe, Prologue Coffee & Tea, offering unique coffee drinks and grab-and-go options.
Richmond introduces Antojitos Salvadorenos, a family-owned Salvadoran food business known for pupusas and Mexican plates, with a new location near downtown. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 weeks ago
Chicago

New York Times names Berkeley restaurant one of the best pizza places in US

Rose Pizzeria in Berkeley was recognized as one of the 22 best pizza places in the country by the New York Times. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
3 weeks ago
Online Community Development

Opinion: Berkeley should design streetscapes that create safe neighborhoods

Berkeley's policy choices impact public safety by neglecting passive safety measures and urban design principles like CPTED, increasing the need for policing and potentially jeopardizing community well-being. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 weeks ago
East Bay food

Girl, 13, reported missing in Berkeley

Police looking for missing 13-year-old girl in Berkeley. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Beer

Berkeley's old Westbrae Biergarten reopens as Headlands Brewing

Berkeley's Westbrae Biergarten is reopening under Headlands Brewing with a new look and menu, maintaining the spacious and plant-filled outdoor area. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
1 month ago
East Bay food

Berkeley, a Look Back: City leader presses for permanent hills park land

The advocacy for permanent park land in Berkeley by Charles Keeler in 1924 contributed to the establishment of the East Bay Regional Parks District in 1934. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
London

Berkeley returns to build-to-rent market amid London housing shortage

Berkeley launches build-to-rent arm to address London property shortage. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
1 month ago
Education

'An unsafe condition': After dry rot forces red-tagging of Longfellow Middle School, campus will relocate for the next two years

Longfellow Middle School campus in Berkeley to be closed for at least two years due to severe dry rot damage threatening structural integrity. [ more ]
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