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Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 5:02pm
At the annual Spirit of Halloween party, patients at the Children’s Hospital don costumes donated by the seasonal store Spirit of Halloween, which pops up in warehouses across the U.S. in the weeks leading up to the holiday.
Berkeleyside
October 16, 2013 - 3:30pm
Photo taken Sept. 2 at the site of the Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp. Courtesy: City of Berkeley Supporters of Berkeley’s Tuolumne Camp, which was destroyed by the Rim Fire in August, came out last week to urge fast action and promise volunteer muscle in the city’s efforts to rebuild...
Berkeleyside
October 16, 2013 - 2:30pm
Looking Glass Photo will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday to mark its move to 1045 Ashby Ave. Photo: Pete Rosos LOOKING GLASS PHOTO The venerable Berkeley camera store is having a grand opening celebration Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate its new location at 1045...
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
If there was one clear message at the West Coast Economic Summit in downtown Oakland last week, it was this: Latino businesses are booming.
Richmond Confidential
October 16, 2013 - 12:12pm
Richmond city council voted unanimously to ban alcohol advertisements on billboards near schools and other public institutions. City officials hope the new law will prevent minors from drinking before they can make informed, mature decisions. The council also lowered solar-power fees, and began...
Berkeleyside
October 16, 2013 - 12:01pm
Berkeley is proposing a new bike lane on the uphill side of Tunnel Road between the Claremont Hotel and the city line, near Highway 24, a road busy with recreational cyclists as well as bike commuters. Image: Google Maps Plans for a bike lane on Tunnel Road – under negotiation for the past year...
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 11:00am
This Thursday kicks off the American Dream Event, a free, five-day financial fair for homeowners who are looking for ways to lower their monthly mortgage payments and for homebuyers who want to take out a loan.
Berkeleyside
October 16, 2013 - 9:00am
Anthony Brown, the driving force behind the Asian American Orchestra, makes a rare hometown appearance on Thursday at Freight & Salvage History rumbles and surges through the music of Berkeley drummer Anthony Brown, a musician whose art is inextricably linked to the ongoing quest for social...
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 9:00am
In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice the population of Oakland, had just 22,000 incidents.
Berkeleyside
October 16, 2013 - 7:00am
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments. Photo: Nina Hodgson. By Berkeleyside Editors. | Permalink | One comment | Post tags: Where in Berkeley?
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 12:40am
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) local 1555 announced on Twitter shortly after 10pm that there would be no strike on Wednesday.
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 10:53pm
Governor Jerry Brown is weighing a request by AC Transit management for a 60-day cooling off period in the planned strike by the bus line’s workers, which otherwise could happen as early as this Thursday.
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 5:05pm
Photo, taken on Oct. 13, 2013: louiekablooie When news and the novel collide (NYT) UC Berkeley’s 2nd annual Indigenous People’s Day (Daily Californian) UC Berkeley student robbed at gunpoint (CBS News) Did the California Dental Association take a bite of Nancy Skinner? (EB Citizen)...
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 3:09pm
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. The “SC” icons are sexual...
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 3:00pm
Oakland's own Twin Steps, a chameleon band, blends angst-ridden lyrics with incongruous sounds from soul to pop to punk, in an eclectic show.
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 2:00pm
Yang Fudong: The Evergreen Nature of Romantic Stories, 1999; chromogenic print; 34.65 x 47.24 in.; courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York, and ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai. “Estranged Paradise” — the expansive mid-career survey of videos, video installations,...
Richmond Confidential
October 15, 2013 - 1:44pm
The Richmond City Council plans to discuss and reaffirm the city code that protects employees from retaliation for expressing their opinions at its Tuesday meeting.
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
Despite having to wake up early on a Saturday, a group of about 20 kids participated in Oakland’s Punt, Pass and Kick 2013 competition at the Arroyo Viejo recreation center on Oct. 12.
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 11:30am
The city-sponsored goBerkeley campaign is based on the concept of demand-responsive pricing. Click to view larger. Image: City of Berkeley After months of outreach and planning, new parking meter rules designed to change business-as-usual in three commercial districts in Berkeley go into effect...
Richmond Confidential
October 15, 2013 - 11:17am
Ford Point buzzed with activity Saturday, as hundreds of people attended Richmond's 7th annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion.
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 9:30am
The South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library will add additional hours in December, as will other branch libraries. Photo: Richard Friedman The hours of Berkeley’s branch libraries will be extended later this fall, now that construction on all four is almost complete. Starting Dec. 2, the...
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 9:00am
Dashiell is a handsome and refined 5 month old tuxedo-clad male kitten. Despite his sophisticated appearance, Dashiell is very easy-going and friendly.
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 1:32am
BART talks will continue into Tuesday, despite union threats to strike at midnight Monday.
Berkeleyside
October 15, 2013 - 1:16am
Five small earthquakes rattled Berkeley early Tuesday morning. Image: U.S. Geological Survey According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Berkeley awake at 1:07 a.m. It was followed by two smaller aftershocks in the area within 20 minutes, a third aftershock at 2:06...
Richmond Confidential
October 14, 2013 - 6:16pm
While Bay Area residents deal with the disruption of a possible BART shutdown Tuesday, AC Transit hit them with another major blow. AC Transit workers gave a 72-hour notice that they intend to walk off the job on Thursday. If the bus workers make good on their threat and BART is on strike, two of...