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Berkeleyside
April 5, 2014 - 12:16pm
Joseph Luft, who died Friday after being struck by a car in Berkeley. Photo: Courtesy of family A 98-year-old man was struck by a car Friday afternoon while crossing the intersection of Bancroft Way and Sacramento Street. He later died of his injuries. Berkeley police said the man was struck...
Berkeleyside
April 5, 2014 - 11:22am
The remains of a redwood tree at 1430 Holly St. that was struck by lightning on March 31, 2014 and exploded, sending debris flying all over a North-West Berkeley neighborhood. It was cut down the following day. Photo: Neil Mishalov Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what...
Oakland North
April 4, 2014 - 8:34pm
In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from taking jabs at one another.
Berkeleyside
April 4, 2014 - 5:05pm
Pedestrian overpass, Berkeley California. Photo: Steve Gumina UC Berkeley senior Kevin Gong dies in a car accident (Daily Cal) Berkeley professor, structural biologist Thomas Alber dies at 60 (UCB) Modern ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ tree house in Berkeley (SF Chronicle) 15 free services...
Berkeleyside
April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
A ROCK OPERA THRILLER This weekend, First Look Sonoma and ROCKIT Opera is presenting three performances of the world premiere of composer/librettist (and Berkeley local) Sheli Nan’s SAGA of the 21st Century Girl: A Rock Opera Thriller. The new opera stars Crystal Philippi as a disturbed young girl...
Berkeleyside
April 4, 2014 - 11:00am
The Nathan Clevenger Group performs Wednesday April 9 at the Berkeley Arts Festival performance space at 2133 University Avenue as part of a double bill with the Lost Trio. Photo: courtesy Nathan Clevenger When it comes to discovering new bands, musicians make the best sources. Over a quarter...
Berkeleyside
April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
A Hercules man has been arrested, after the robbery of a woman in West Berkeley in March, after police used surveillance footage and gift cards bought with stolen money to track him down, according to court papers. March 5 at 9:35 p.m., three men with a gun approached a woman on her way home in...
Berkeleyside
April 4, 2014 - 7:00am
Hello there! This is what Berkeley resident April Gilbert saw right outside her home office window on Monday this week. Photo: April Gilbert It may have been April Fool’s day, but there was nothing funny about the fright Berkeley resident April Gilbert got when she spotted what she thought...
Berkeleyside
April 3, 2014 - 5:05pm
Just married, again. Photo: Ira Serkes Berkeley City Forum seeks to honor Indigenous Rights (City of Berkeley) Protesters fume over campaign financing Supreme Court decision (Mercury News) UC Berkeley hosts robot symposium (Boing Boing) Berkeley slaying defendants could face death penalty (CoCo...
Berkeleyside
April 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
Megan Trout and Patrick Kelly Jones in Salvage, the third play in Tom Stoppard’s trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, being put on by Shotgun Players in Berkeley. Photo: Pak Han Sir Tom Stoppard’s famous, award-winning trilogy, The Coast of Utopia (2002), centers on a group of Russian...
Berkeleyside
April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
The Berkeley Kitchens at 8th and Carleton streets in West Berkeley. A window display at Potliquor, one of the tenants at Berkeley Kitchens. Jennifer Lynch and Laura McGrath, founders of Potliquor. Mission Heirloom: Adrien Nieto,...
Oakland North
March 27, 2014 - 2:35pm
When Oakland's century-old wholesale produce market opens around 1:00 a.m. near Jack London Square, a world of family fruit and vegetable sellers comes alive to supply cafes and taco trucks with ingredients for the day's menu, long before diners are awake.
Oakland North
March 24, 2014 - 2:02pm
Runners of all ages and abilities from 31 states and three countries gathered at Snow Park near Lake Merritt Sunday to compete in a marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay race, 5K run, and kids’ fun run.
Oakland North
March 23, 2014 - 7:21pm
The Crucible in West Oakland will commemorate 15 years of teaching community welding and other fire arts with an open house on April 12 exhibiting the works of teachers, artists and students who use the space for creating public art.
Oakland North
March 21, 2014 - 5:38pm
An Iraq war veteran who was struck in the head by a police bean bag during an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011 received a settlement of $4.5 million Friday from the city.
Richmond Confidential
March 21, 2014 - 9:25am
A woman was shot and killed Thursday night in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Richmond, in the first homicide within the city’s boundaries this year.
Richmond Confidential
March 21, 2014 - 9:16am
City releases a draft Environmental Impact Report of Chevron's Modernization Project.
Richmond Confidential
March 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Science and skateboards? It sounded incongruous, but to Angela Cox, Teen Librarian for the Richmond Public Library, it all made sense. Her vision came together on Thursday at The Science of Skateboard Physics at Nicholl Park on Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.
Richmond Confidential
March 19, 2014 - 1:58pm
Richmond is headed for a new record: the highest minimum wage in the Bay Area. The plan is for a minimum wage of $12.30 per hour to be phased in over the next four years. The City Council voted 6-1 to pass the first reading of the ordinance with Councilmember Tom Butt voting no.
Richmond Confidential
March 15, 2014 - 10:28am
In a special meeting to address poor public housing conditions exposed by media reports nearly a month ago, the Richmond City Council voted to draft a plan that includes evacuation of Hacienda, where residents have been living in apartments affected by mold, vermin and a leaky roof.
Oakland North
March 14, 2014 - 4:11pm
More than 90 percent of needle-drug users in Oakland have been exposed to Hepatitis C, according to literature distributed by Oasis Clinic, but the disease is not exclusive to one group.
Richmond Confidential
March 12, 2014 - 10:12am
The Contra Costa County District Attorney filed felony charges against Mira Vista Elementary School teacher Ron Guinto, raising his bail to $17 million, police spokesperson Lt. Andre Hill confirmed last Friday. If convicted, Guinto faces life in prison.
Oakland North
March 10, 2014 - 11:02am
The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
Oakland North
March 7, 2014 - 4:09pm
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan painted her vision of Oakland rising, with her 10K Two plan for new housing, a rebuilt police force in progress, and the retention of its beloved sports teams.
Richmond Confidential
March 5, 2014 - 3:31pm
The Richmond City Council will hire an independent auditor to investigate systemic issues of work order responsiveness within the Housing Authority.