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Berkeleyside
June 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
Berkeley officials contend that Forty Acres operated an illegal cannabis operation on the top floor of this building at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave. Photo: Google Street View The lawyers for Chris Smith, the owner of Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Grower’s Collective, will ask an Alameda County judge...
Berkeleyside
June 7, 2014 - 11:18pm
Police responded to a shooting at La Quinta on June 7. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, June 8, 1 a.m. Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats confirmed that two teenage juvenile boys were shot at La Quinta on Saturday night. She said she could not comment on their injuries due to medical...
Berkeleyside
June 7, 2014 - 9:39am
A heap of trash near Prospect Street. Some of the debris left behind by departing Cal students. Photo: Jasper Burget 1. Building begins on site of Sequoia Apts fire on Telegraph 2. Once in a lifetime chance to see plant bloom in Berkeley 3. Photos: Departing Cal students leave debris piles...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 5:05pm
Ptolemy’s Spheres. Lamps on Center Street, Berkeley. Photo: Daniel Parks Berkeley, campus police nab two men after armed robbery (CoCo Times) Music of Bali has a home in Berkeley (SF Chronicle) Theater review: Everybody has a view in ‘Daylighting’ (Marin IJ) Carlmont senior...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
Oaktown Jazz Workshop group: the organization provides regular low-cost classes by veteran players and augments the jazz program in BUSD’s middle schools. Photo: Barbara Butkus Without a master plan or any grand ambitions, Berkeley bassist Ravi Abcarian turned himself into an essential...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 1:46pm
Jodie Royston (right) and grandson Charles Garrison at Jodie’s Restaurant last fall. Photo: Emilie Raguso Jodie’s Restaurant in Albany has announced it will likely have to close in eight days, citing ongoing problems with its landlord as well as insurmountable infrastructure upgrades that...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 12:45pm
Photo: Moyan Brenn Berkeleyan Ryan Mytika came home one day recently to find a fruit tree on his street had disappeared. He thinks the city should give residents some warning before they cut down a much-loved neighborhood tree. Why not tag a tree with a notice when it is scheduled for removal,...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 11:00am
American skateboarder Kenny Reed skating in Palestine. Adam Abel’s new film about Palestinian skateboarders premieres this Saturday at the La Peña Cultural Center. Photo: Qalqilya SKATING IN PALESTINE Adam Abel, a New York City filmmaker, will premiere his newest project Friday night at La...
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 9:46am
Authorities, including Berkeley Fire, were on scene on the morning of Friday June 6, 2014, following a raid on the house at 1615 Oregon St. where a meth lab was uncovered.Photo: David Cohn A house on Oregon Street in South Berkeley was raided Friday morning at around 7:30 a.m. and authorities...
Richmond Confidential
June 6, 2014 - 9:00am
So far, four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to compete for Richmond’s highest office.
Berkeleyside
June 6, 2014 - 7:00am
Two vendors who were hit by BB gun pellets fired from an upper-story window on Telegraph Avenue in early May. Photo: Ted Friedman Authorities are considering filing charges against a 20-year-old Berkeley man alleged to have altered a BB gun and fired hundreds of pellets at people on Telegraph...
Berkeleyside
June 5, 2014 - 5:05pm
Eye of the storm. Photo: Joe Parks Berkeley lands $750K for Adeline district revitalization planning (Coco Times) An interview with Amy Thomas of Pegasus Books (Mary Mackey) Urban Adamah explains decision to slaughter hens (J Weekly) Cal to offer online course on science of happiness (UCB News)...
Berkeleyside
June 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
A heap of trash near Prospect Street. There are trash bins buried under the debris. Photo: Jasper Burget Around this time each year, thousands of UC Berkeley students move out of their accommodations and head for home. And each year they leave behind a colossal mess. Walking through the area...
Richmond Confidential
June 3, 2014 - 6:10am
If elected, the 73-year-old Mike Parker said he will focus on education, affordable housing and job training. “I believe the school system has failed both the teachers and the parents in Richmond,” said Parker. “People don’t have confidence in it.”
Richmond Confidential
June 2, 2014 - 2:01pm
Uche Uwahemu—trained in law and business, and shaped by a decade of nonprofit work—speaks earnestly about the future of Richmond. At 41, he is the youngest of Richmond’s four mayoral candidates. Wearing a gray pinstripe suit with a lavender tie, Uwahemu sat in the Café Pascal last week and shared...
Richmond Confidential
June 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
It was decades ago, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, when Richmond mayoral candidate Nat Bates received a call from his buddy, the late then Richmond Councilman George Livingston, to spur his interest in public service. He was then working for the Alameda County Probation Department,...
Richmond Confidential
June 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
West Contra Costa School Board President and mayoral candidate Charles Ramsey, age 52, believes that Richmond can be a vibrant community, a bustling hub where young people choose to settle down after their youthful stints in San Francisco – as Ramsey did himself. After growing up in Richmond –...
Berkeleyside
June 2, 2014 - 7:00am
Baylor Fredrickson, seen here when he was six and playing Little League, needs to find a bone marrow donor in the next three months in order to survive. Photo: courtesy Fredrickson family Above is a picture of six-year-old Baylor Fredrickson, from the little league team I coached last season...
Berkeleyside
May 31, 2014 - 4:33pm
A parking enforcement vehicle caught fire in North Berkeley on Friday morning. Photo: Shan Carter 1. Four years, at least, until Tuolumne camp is rebuilt 2. East Bay at high risk for wildfires 3. Decades on, the man who put the Red Baron in the Bay 4. New morality clause at Catholic schools...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 5:05pm
Windsurfer on the bay. Photo, taken on May 28, 2014, by dogenfrost UC Berkeley fires administrator for stealing thousands to pay for kids’ tuition (Time) Bay Area Book Festival coming to Berkeley next summer (Daily Clog) UC Berkeley wins $1.5m grant from the EPA (Daily Cal) UC Berkeley...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 4:12pm
Noriko Taniguchi, co-owner of Norikonoko in Berkeley, which is reopening after a fire forced it to close last fall. Photo: Anna Mindess Openings, closings… Photo: Anna Mindess NORIKONOKO Norikonoko, the much-loved gem of a Japanese restaurant, at 2556 Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley, is re-...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
Dr. Herb Wong, seen here with Duke Ellington, invited world class big bands to perform for BUSD students. On Sunday, a Berkeley High Jazz alumni concert will honor Wong, who died in April. Photo: Suzanne McCullough BERKELEY HIGH JAZZ ALUMNI CONCERT The “father” of Berkeley High...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 1:26pm
A parking enforcement vehicle caught fire in North Berkeley on Friday morning. Photo: Shan Carter As much as everyone uniformly dreads the meter maid, vandals were not responsible for a fire Friday morning in North Berkeley that reportedly destroyed a parking enforcement vehicle. Flames from the...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
One of the last significant wildfires in the Bay Area was on Angel Island in October 2008. Photo: Chris Wage/Creative Commons Allen Benitez, Chief of Protective Services at Berkeley Lab admits he’s nervous. “With the drought this summer, there is an extraordinarily high risk of fire...
Berkeleyside
May 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Cascades de Flores: perform Saturday at Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Hugh Lovell Asked to name four or five of the most important Bay Area venues where musicians can try out new concepts and even savvy music fans are likely to overlook Berkeley’s Cheese Board...