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Berkeleyside
July 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Patrick Kennedy hopes to build new housing on Telegraph Avenue, shown in this photo simulation. Image: Lowney Architecture A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s ...
Berkeleyside
July 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
SLASH DENIM Slash Denim at 2840 College Ave. has reopened its doors two months after a smoky fire damaged the inventory. The store, which sells high-end denim, is adding a mix of vintage clothes from its vintage store downstairs, according to owner Carla Bell. She opened Slash Denim eight years...
Berkeleyside
July 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Image: Google Maps A Berkeley driver on probation for robbery — who reportedly fled in his car after knocking down a woman in the street, causing minor injuries, and hitting another vehicle as he tried to escape — is set to enter a plea in Alameda County Superior Court this week. Authorities say...
Berkeleyside
July 16, 2014 - 7:00am
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Berkeleyside
July 15, 2014 - 5:05pm
Full Moon Rising by Ira Serkes. Taken on July 12, 2014 Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones (SF Chronicle) Berkeley will have to reduce spending according to report (Daily Cal) Oakland slaying victim, 18, recalled as being full of promise (SF Chronicle) Berkeley allows...
Berkeleyside
July 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
The inaugural Uncharted last year included a big party at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. For 2014, ticketholders are invited to a Friday night bash in the University Club right on top of the Cal Memorial Stadium. Photo: Pete Rosos Today, Berkeleyside announced the initial...
Berkeleyside
July 15, 2014 - 1:08pm
BART rolled in an emergency generator to downtown Berkeley because of some brief power outages this morning. Photo: Siciliana Trevino PG&E fixed a power outage that affected around 1,900 customers around 2 a.m. — only to find that the fix malfunctioned and caused “momentaries...
Berkeleyside
July 15, 2014 - 10:00am
Police served a probation search warrant in June in the 1400 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley. Image: Google Maps A Berkeley man is facing five felony counts after a probation search by Berkeley Police detectives turned up illegal drugs and four shotguns at his South Berkeley home,...
Berkeleyside
July 15, 2014 - 7:00am
John Hudson Thomas built this house at 959 Indian Rock Ave. for his daughter. Photo: Robert Kehlmann The Berkeley Historical Plaque Project has been calling attention to Berkeley’s history since 1997, when it started to place oval plaques on historic sites around the city. In 2012, the...
Berkeleyside
July 14, 2014 - 5:05pm
Ripple. Photo: Ron Rothbart Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind (Mercury News) Demolition sought to replace Grocery Outlet with mixed-use project (Daily Planet) 18-year old woman shot and killed in Oakland identified as recent BHS grad (Tribune) Why do so many Cal alums...
Berkeleyside
July 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
Ayana Dominguez (right) at a Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) graduation program June 6 with her counselor Jamee Harris. Photo: BYA Ayana Dominguez, an aspiring hairstylist and 18-year-old recent graduate of Berkeley Technical Academy, was gunned down last week in a Wendy’s restaurant ...
Berkeleyside
July 14, 2014 - 12:09pm
Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Click the map for the full list. See the map key here. This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on...
Berkeleyside
July 14, 2014 - 10:00am
Burgers from TrueBurger at 146 Grand Ave. in Oakland, which got the most votes among Noshers. The good news? A second TrueBurger is coming to 4101 Broadway soon. Photo: TrueBurger A while ago (OK, three months ago — what can we say? We got busy reporting other news), we asked readers who makes...
Berkeleyside
July 14, 2014 - 7:00am
A Downtown Berkeley Association employee powerwashes the sidewalk at the corner of Shattuck and Center. Photo: Isabelle Gaston This week the state Water Resources Control Board will consider emergency restrictions on water use that would require the city of Berkeley to impose fines for certain...
Richmond Confidential
June 30, 2014 - 4:26pm
Like many of its readers, the community news websites Richmond Confidential and Oakland North will be on vacation for the summer.
Oakland North
June 30, 2014 - 4:22pm
Like many of its readers, the community news websites Oakland North and Richmond Confidential will be on vacation for the summer.
Berkeleyside
June 14, 2014 - 11:10pm
Image: Google Maps A felon wanted for weapons violations and kidnapping was arrested in Berkeley on Saturday night after crashing into several vehicles on the highway and sending two people to the hospital. According to the California Highway Patrol, the agency received a call shortly before 7 p...
Berkeleyside
June 14, 2014 - 11:41am
Twelve days ago Berkeleyside published a post that bestselling Berkeley author Michael Lewis had put on his Facebook page. It was about Baylor Fredrickson, a 7-year-old boy who has cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant, very soon, to survive. Lewis, who coached Baylor’s Little League...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 5:05pm
Cal summer 2, taken from Big C, Berkeley, on May 31, 2014 by Matias Negrete-Pincetic Berkeley’s Perdition Smokehouse sets new menu, opening date (Inside Scoop SF) Controversy brews over bathroom cleaning punishment in Berkeley school (Daily Cal) Berkeley company makes kids smile around the...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 2:30pm
Captain & Corset: a new American bistro in Uptown Oakland with a menu devised by Picán’s executive chef. Photo: Perdition Smokehouse Openings, closings… Captain & Corset mussels CAPTAIN & CORSET Captain & Corset, described as a new American bistro, is now up and...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Robberies near the Ashby BART station. Image: CrimeMapping.com A 16-year-old boy was hit, held down and robbed over the weekend of his hat and shoes, police said this week. The teenager was walking just before 10 p.m. Saturday near Woolsey and Ellis streets when three males attacked him, said...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 11:10am
New interim principal at Berkeley High Kristin Glenchur. Photo: Biotech Partners Kristin Glenchur, vice principal at Berkeley High for the last six years, has been appointed interim principal of BHS for the 2014-15 school year by the BUSD superintendent and board. Glenchur’s appointment...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 10:00am
A meeting at Future Light Orphanage of Worldmate (FLOW). Ming Horn will be teaching code at the orphanage. Photo: KhodeUp Ming Horn is as excited about her summer plans as anyone. Over the next few weeks the Berkeley High junior will be teaching web design and other computer skills to orphans in...
Berkeleyside
June 13, 2014 - 7:00am
Otto Mobile and the Moaners, seen here at the Upland Brew Pub in Indiana, play the Starry Plough in Berkeley Saturday. Photo: Otto Mobile WAILIN’ ON WAYLON  Bay Area “honky-tonk heroes” Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers and Otto Mobile and the Moaners will perform a ...
Berkeleyside
June 12, 2014 - 5:05pm
Ashby goes under. Photo, taken on June 10, 2014: TJ Gehling Berkeley Police Commission signs declaration regarding leaked findings (Daily Cal) Boy contracts whooping cough after being forced to clean bathrooms (NBC Bay Area) George Takei to speak at Berkeley Jodo Shinshu Center seminar (Patheos...