February 13, 2014 - 7:00am
Eric Cohen, founder of West Berkeley based Justice Grace Vineyards, roots for the underdog, both with his choice of grape and the social mission of his wines. Photo: Granate Sosnoff A winery with a passion for social justice and support for a national living wage seems like a lovely valentine to...
February 12, 2014 - 5:05pm
Phormium. Photo: jar () UC Berkeley student in ‘Jeopardy’ college tourney (SFGate) 12-year-old boy struck by car, injured (BCN) Berkeley to resurrect beloved Sierra camp (Oakland Tribune) Former UC Berkeley grad instructor arrested in sex assault case (NBC Bay Area) Barbara Chase-...
February 12, 2014 - 3:32pm
Family members of Kayla Moore say they’re still fighting for justice after her death in police custody last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso One year after Kayla Moore died during a police investigation into a disturbance at her downtown Berkeley home, family members and supporters are still...
February 12, 2014 - 2:05pm
Recent storms provided 7 inches of rain for EBMUD, but the utility still only has about half the average precipitation it counts on. Photo: Pete Rosos In one of the driest years ever, EBMUD is asking East Bay residents to stretch water supplies and cut their usage by 10%. Without enough rain,...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
Throughout the weekend, teams worked on ideas that included ways for former inmates to locate jobs that would hire individuals with criminal records to interactive games that would encourage youth to workout and eat healthy.
February 12, 2014 - 10:45am
No city has yet been successful in passing a sugar-sweetened beverages tax. Will Berkeley be first? Photo: Vox Efx Berkeley has embarked on a path that could lead it to becoming the first city in the nation to tax sugar-sweetened beverages. On Tuesday night the City Council agreed to put a sugar...
February 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Cal junior Ted Agu, who died after collapsing in a workout on Feb. 7, 2014. Photo: Cal Athletics A candlelight service honoring Ted Agu, the Cal footballer who collapsed and died after a training session on Friday last week, will be held today from 7-8 p.m. The vigil, which is open to the...
February 12, 2014 - 7:00am
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments. (Bonus point if you know what the historical marker is referring to.) And, by the way, we still do not have an a correct answer to last week’s Where in Berkeley! A first. Can you stump the chumps? Photo: Mark Petrofsky. By...
February 11, 2014 - 5:05pm
Shelter, such as it is. Under the bike bridge at Aquatic Park. Photo: TJ Gehling UC Berkeley law professor Suzanne Scotchmer dies at 64 (Daily Cal) ‘House that will no Stand’ charms, haunts in Berkeley (Examiner) Napolitano to visit Berkeley to conclude UC system tour (Daily Cal)...
February 11, 2014 - 3:35pm
Some of the Moe’s team pose with the bookstore’s new historical plaque. L to r: Doris Moskowitz, Gene Barone, Johnny Williams, K Murphy, Laura Tibbals, Matt Wong, and Owen Hill. Photo: Siciliana Trevino Moe’s Books, Berkeley’s famous Telegraph Avenue bookstore, was...
February 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
“With Muhammad Ali long since silenced by Parkinson’s Disease, it’s easy to forget what a lightning rod he was during the ’60s and early ’70s.” We’ve been awash recently in reminders that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ momentous first trip to the...
February 11, 2014 - 10:00am
Hundreds of people came to the 12th annual Berkeley Authors’ dinner on Sat. Feb. 8. Photo: Richard Friedman Berkeley, a literary city if there ever was one, celebrated local authors, readers and the renovation of its branch libraries Saturday night at the 12th annual Authors’ Dinner...
February 11, 2014 - 9:00am
New numbers published last week by the California Department of Education show that, like the rest of the state, the West Contra Costa Unified School District is moving away from once-popular “zero tolerance” policies to remedy student misbehavior.
February 11, 2014 - 7:00am
L to r: Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Odette) and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (Agnès) portray sisters, and award-winning actress Lizan Mitchell (Beartrice) portrays the matriarch of the Albans family in Berkeley Rep’s world première of Marcus Gardley’s The House that will not Stand, a comedic drama about...
February 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
The artist wears black latex gloves and dips a needle into ink. She then draws blue waves around a colorless outline of the Buddha, carefully wiping excess ink off of her living canvas. The mechanical hum of the mechanized needle doesn’t interfere with the interaction between tattoo artist,...
February 4, 2014 - 10:06am
Oakland-based nonprofit Today’s Future Sound teaches music production to students in K-12 schools around the bay and beyond.
February 3, 2014 - 10:15am
Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage.
February 3, 2014 - 10:13am
California is in a drought. Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage. Last year was the driest on record, and on January 17 Governor Jerry Brown made the drought emergency official. On Friday, the Department of...
January 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
To help individuals coming out of incarceration reintegrate into the community, the Reentry Solutions Group this week unveiled plans to open a one-stop center in West Contra Costa County.
January 31, 2014 - 2:03pm
The El Cerrito Planning Commission approved the permit for Summit K2 Public School, clearing the final hurdle for opening the new charter middle school. The vote drew a broad smile from Kelly Garcia, the designated principal of Summit K2, which will occupy the site of the closed Windrush School,...
January 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Community events and activities for the weekend of February 1-2 2014. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments! Friday, January 31 Open Studio 10 am – 1 pm mocha 1625 Clay St., Oakland, CA, 94612 Create, explore, and discover in our new drop-in studio space! Friday...
January 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Oakland, once a hub for Double-Dutch jump rope competitions, is now staging a revival of the sport as its mission is to help inner city children fight obesity. “We used to have competitions back in 1998, 1999,” said Andriana Mitchell, a girls’ Double-Dutch coach who has been teaching the sport...
January 28, 2014 - 1:49pm
Alexis is a gentle and easy-to-please girl whose favorite pastime is curling up for a nap in just about any soft, sunny spot. When she’s not napping, she loves to snuggle close to people for cheek scratches and belly-rubs. Alexis can be playful at times, especially when presented with just...
January 24, 2014 - 8:58am
Dirtwire, led by Bay Area musicians Evan Fraser and David Satori, fused their eclectic beats with the recorded voice of the late Siberian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar in peformance at The New Parish.
January 20, 2014 - 12:42pm
Ross Woodbury's one-screen art film theater, The Magick Lantern isn’t making any money one year after opening. While many people show up for the free Thursday classic movie screenings, crowds are hit-and-miss for the $7 art and foreign film screenings during the weekend.