January 18, 2014 - 11:45am
As the nation pauses to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, the Bay Area will join the celebration with community service events, marches and musical tributes. Richmond organizers are encouraging residents to make the holiday a “day on, not a day off.” Hundreds of volunteers are...
January 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Last night, the nonprofit For Richmond, hosted a community reception. Kyra Worthy, For Richmond’s executive director, explained the organization’s purpose like this, “I think we’re here to help the community help themselves.”
January 17, 2014 - 3:05pm
SALTA is a dance collective formed in 2012 by seven young women seeking an East Bay alternative to the dance scene in San Francisco, where many dancers can’t afford to live and often have trouble finding a venue to perform
January 17, 2014 - 8:40am
For the past two months, the kids in Navied Mahdavian’s social studies class at Making Waves Academy have been involved in a project to research and combat child slavery.
January 16, 2014 - 12:33pm
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on its staff’s recommendation that California adopt a new regulatory framework for refineries.
January 16, 2014 - 9:49am
Latham Square opened in August as a pilot project of the city of Oakland to create a pedestrian plaza at the intersection where Uptown meets Downtown. But just six weeks into the six-month pilot project, the city opened one lane to traffic and will now open the plaza back up to two-way traffic.
January 15, 2014 - 12:08pm
Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles sponsored a resolution at Tuesday night’s council meeting, to direct city staff to draft three possible minimum wage hikes – $11, $12.30 or $15. The options could come back to the council for consideration within 60 days.
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Mechnical ventalitation, other end-of-life medical measures for Jahi McMath? "What it buys is misery we would not inflict on a terrorist"
January 1, 2014 - 2:04pm
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December 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
KoJa Korean BBQ Tacos made especially for this year’s Eat Real festival. KoJa Kitchen, until now a food truck, has just opened a brick and mortar restaurant on Telegraph Avenue. Photo: KoJa Kitchen Openings, closings… KOJA KITCHEN OPENS We told you about Korean-Japanese fusion food...
December 20, 2013 - 1:08pm
Early risers who go on the East Bay Regional Park District’s Meet the Solstice Sun hike could see dawn spreading from Mt. Diablo. Photo: Daniel Parks HERE COMES THE SUN According to the forecast, daybreak on Saturday won’t be as cold as some recent mornings. That will be welcome news...
December 20, 2013 - 12:57pm
The Kennedy High School girls’ basketball team put on an impressive show Thursday night, beating McClymonds High School 84-53. For head coach Rae Jackson, the win also marked his first victory over Mack in four years. “We played well,” Jackson said after the big win. “We didn’t play down....
December 20, 2013 - 11:22am
An annual exhibition that showcases artwork from emerging and established African American artists will soon be on display at the Richmond Art Center.
December 20, 2013 - 10:00am
Authorities arrested two West Berkeley roommates earlier this month, tying them to a drug sales operation involving prescription pills and a mail order marijuana business. According to court documents, a traffic stop Dec. 3 was the beginning of an investigation that ultimately uncovered more than...
December 20, 2013 - 7:00am
Bittersweet makes its own chocolate under the Bittersweet Origins label in facilities in Oakland and Berkeley. Photo: Bittersweet By Wendy Cohen When David Salowich, the buyer for the three Bittersweet Cafés — in Rockridge, downtown Oakland and Berkeley — sent out an email asking for...
December 19, 2013 - 5:05pm
Holiday lights. Photo, taken on Dec. 16, by gina g10 Berkeley activist gets married in the nude in SF (SF Chronicle) Armed duo rob two near UC Berkeley (Mercury News) We watched that 4-hour doc on Berkeley so you don’t have to (SF Mag) Sublime experience: Recent Berkeley Law grad tells all...
December 19, 2013 - 4:56pm
Bike thefts at BART stations spiked dramatically this summer, according to the latest BART Quarterly Report, as thieves have targeted vulnerable cable lock devices.
December 19, 2013 - 3:41pm
Center Street Partners wants to construct a 16-story, 293-room hotel complex at Shattuck and Center streets in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Center Street Partners A Carmel-based developer and UC Berkeley graduate will submit plans to Berkeley tomorrow to construct a 16-story, 180-foot tall hotel...
December 19, 2013 - 3:40pm
A dark cloud of smoke rose from Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Thursday morning, alarming some nearby residents, but oil company officials said the smoke resulted from routine maintenance and poses no health risks to the community. Melissa Ritchie, a Chevron spokeswoman, said the occasional flaring...
December 19, 2013 - 2:07pm
More than 100 portraits of Richmond teenagers and the stories they shared with 19 young photojournalists will be on display at the Richmond Art Center from Jan. 11 to March 7 as part of "Unlock the Talk: The American Teenager Project in Richmond."
December 19, 2013 - 12:34pm
Ring in the new year. Photo: WHardcastle Oakland and Berkeley offer many fine spots for memorable meals and ringing in the new year on Dec. 31. We’ve pulled together a list of highlights but would love readers to add ideas in the comment section below. This list is not exhaustive so we...
December 19, 2013 - 11:39am
More than 100 people attended a Wednesday night vigil for Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl who has been declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital after underground a routine tonsil surgery.
December 19, 2013 - 10:30am
Betty Jean Bernard, right, who passed away Dec. 14, 2013. Betty Jean Bernard passed away Dec. 14, 2013 at the age of 85. Betty loved life, loved people, loved to laugh. Betty had many friends, and was loved by many, especially in the community surrounding All Souls Church in Berkeley, but also...
December 19, 2013 - 8:00am
Apprehension at entering an adult store for the first time is common among patrons, but with Christmas approaching Oakland store managers want to dispel some of those fears
December 19, 2013 - 7:00am
Spicy Szechuan boiled fish fillet at China Village. Photo: Emmeline Chuu I’ll admit it. When I first moved to the Bay Area last summer, I was so overwhelmed by the abundance and variety of Chinese restaurants that I mostly avoided them. I frankly didn’t want to make the wrong choice in Oakland...
December 18, 2013 - 5:05pm
Ghosts in the machine/merry-go-round at Tilden Park. Photo: Daniel Parks Berkeley woman’s crusade for nudity (SF Chronicle) Daily Cal: Creating more extras (California magazine) KoJa Kitchen Asian fusion finds home in Berkeley (Eater SF) Movie romance: The history of the Pacific Film...