East Bay

Berkeleyside
October 8, 2013 - 9:40am
Nasturtium cookies are subtly peppery, sweet and buttery. All photos: Moriah VanVleet When I first moved to the Bay area, I fell in love with the little orange flowers readily decorating my new backyard. They seemed so delicate, but grew so profusely. I welcomed their vibrant bursts of color and...
Richmond Confidential
October 8, 2013 - 9:13am
A man who was stabbed Saturday during an altercation with another man at a Richmond homeless shelter has died. The death is the city's 16th homicide this year.
Berkeleyside
October 8, 2013 - 7:00am
For a few hours on Friday Oct. 3, Berkeley and the East Bay “disappeared’ for people in San Francisco due to a thick pall of smoke that blanketed the area. Berkeleyside reported on the incident and its potentially damaging effects first. Photo: David He Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday...
Oakland North
October 7, 2013 - 5:30pm
Oakland's long abandoned 16th Street Station hosts the coast-to-coast project
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 5:05pm
Anna reflects on her place in the universe. Photo, taken on Oct. 4, 2013, by dogenfrost Berkeley resident receives Kennedy Laureate Award (JFKU) Group sees development potential around historic post office (BANG) Pyramid workers accuse Berkeley brewery of union busting (KTVU) Berkeley named 2nd...
Richmond Confidential
October 7, 2013 - 4:22pm
Summit Public Schools had their petition to open a new high school in El Cerrito denied by the West Contra Costa Unified School District - a decision which the Richmond City Council backed. The result: a heated debate about educational opportunity in Richmond, and what effect a new high school...
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 4:20pm
Schekman takes a call at home after getting the news. Photo: Carol Ness/UCB News Randy W. Schekman, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the UC Berkeley, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. He won the top prize for “his role in revealing the machinery that...
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 3:34pm
Selected calls for service to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. (Scroll down for maps of burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts.) Blue icons with a white mask are robberies. Red icons show physical violence. Purple icons with a gun are weapon-related calls. Yellow icons are reports...
Oakland North
October 7, 2013 - 2:05pm
During a two-week educational trip to Beijing and Shanghai, Oakland teens expanded their horizons, broke cultural barriers, got a fresh outlook on life and education, and climbed the Great Wall of China .
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
Carnitas and pollo tacos at Tacos Guadalajara. Photo: Kate Williams Let’s get this clear off the bat: I am far from a taco connoisseur. Growing up in the Southeast, I was exposed to friendly Americanized Mexican joints on a regular basis, but these are more suitable for binging on super saucy...
Oakland North
October 7, 2013 - 10:42am
Over a dozen riders saddled up for the 39th Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Association Parade on Saturday. The event celebrates the often untold history of black cowboys and cowgirls.
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 10:19am
Tamara Friedman with Berkeley Schools Superintendent Donald Evans. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Berkeley High School teacher Tamara Friedman was named a “teacher of the year” on Thursday when the Alameda County Office of Education honored 20 teachers representing 20 Alameda County...
Richmond Confidential
October 7, 2013 - 10:09am
Richmond families headed out to Point Pinole on Saturday for a day of learning and fun in the sun. The East Bay Regional Parks District hosted the 10th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. Kids with painted faces rode ponies and a “choo-choo” train around the park overlooking the bay....
Richmond Confidential
October 7, 2013 - 9:25am
Janie Holland, community ambassador for Freshest Cargo’s North Richmond stop, attempts to engage every person walking past the parking lot of McGlothen Temple Church of God in Christ. “Come get some fruit,” Holland says. This is her routine every Wednesday. She knows most of the people who have...
Berkeleyside
October 7, 2013 - 7:00am
Photo: Ted Friedman The 21st annual celebration of Indigenous People’s Day took place on Saturday in Berkeley. There was exhibition dancing, a pow wow, gourd dancing, and an Indian market with Native American foods and arts and crafts. The event was held in Civic Center Park and the...
Berkeleyside
October 6, 2013 - 9:36pm
The epicenter of Sunday’s earthquake was east of South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park (indicated by the green arrow), according to USGS. Image: Google Maps A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was felt by many in Berkeley at 9:26 p.m. tonight, Sunday Oct. 6. The quake was 7.4 kilometers deep and ...
Richmond Confidential
October 5, 2013 - 4:01pm
Men and Women of Purpose hosted an open house last Tuesday evening to honor community leaders who have helped it obtain funding and support.
Berkeleyside
October 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
I can’t see for miles: Smoke from the Suisun fire, from the hills of the Berkeley Lab. Photo: Nick Vandehey Berkeley and the East Bay was blanketed on Friday afternoon with smoke and the distinct smell of burning. Fortunately for locals, the smoke and smell came from a large grass fire in...
Richmond Confidential
October 5, 2013 - 9:57am
Richmond's bookmobile serves schoolchildren four days per week, but its size hinders it from serving the entire community. The Richmond Public Library Foundation is nearing its $100,000 goal to purchase a book van to supplement the bookmobile and serve other parts of the community.
Richmond Confidential
October 4, 2013 - 11:01pm
As part of the RAC’s Fall Exhibit, Feldman takes viewers through a timeline of events with references from her up bringing, world travels and the horrors of war and ethnic genocide. The work takes on dark topics, but does so playfully. For example, Feldman’s “War Toy” series juxtaposes the...
Richmond Confidential
October 4, 2013 - 5:23pm
First 5, a program that offers classes for parents and their kids under 5, held a Raising a Reader class Saturday morning in its satellite center in Richmond. The center served over 1,700 families last year, predominantly Latinos. The director hopes that more African American and Asian families...
Berkeleyside
October 4, 2013 - 5:05pm
Market pumpkins. Photo, taken today: Ginag10 Robert C. Stebbins, UC Berkeley biologist, dies (SF Chronicle) Four Cal professors placed on list of Nobel Laureate contenders (Daily Californian) Five Berkeley restaurants to avoid if you don’t have cash (Daily Clog) Cheeky look at Chekhov in...
Berkeleyside
October 4, 2013 - 2:30pm
Says reader Martha McEvoy, who shared this photograph from Camelia at Stannage, near San Pablo Avenue: “Usually the hills are way easier see.” This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Scroll down for details about the size of the fire and...
Berkeleyside
October 4, 2013 - 2:05pm
Parkland: ‘”A small but handsomely mounted recreation of the events that rang down the curtain on Camelot” Where were you on November 22nd, 1963? For many years most American adults could answer that question in their sleep, but November 22nd has since been eclipsed by September...
Richmond Confidential
October 4, 2013 - 1:42pm
The city of Richmond is pushing for small businesses to participate in an energy efficiency program that could save them 20 percent on utility bills.