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Berkeleyside
December 18, 2013 - 3:26pm
This Berkeley Student District Campaign map was approved by the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night. Image: City of Berkeley What some described as a historic move by the Berkeley City Council to approve a new student-majority district centered around Telegraph Avenue was decried by others...
Oakland North
December 18, 2013 - 1:00pm
Our adoptable pet of the week is a sweet netherland dwarf rabbit named Lulu. A volunteer who visits Lulu frequently reports that she can sometimes be bashful with new people, but once she's familiar with you she'll eagerly accept snuggling, nose rubs and pets.
Berkeleyside
December 18, 2013 - 12:30pm
Neal Blumenfeld, who died on Dec. 1, 2013 Neal Blumenfeld, eminent psychiatrist, citizen of the world, passed at his home on Dec. 1, 2013. He was 83. Neal was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lise, his parents Dr. Charles M. and Pauline Blumenfeld, and sister Mrs. Diane Miller, and is...
Richmond Confidential
December 18, 2013 - 11:18am
Richmond moved one step closer to implementing its eminent domain plan Tuesday night by tightening guidelines for the program, which aims to save struggling homeowners from foreclosure.
Oakland North
December 18, 2013 - 10:00am
The number of petitions and applications filed to the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) rose by less than 6 percent last fiscal year, a steep drop from the year before that drew criticism from community members who said poor outreach is partly to blame.
Berkeleyside
December 18, 2013 - 10:00am
Rosetta Costantino at home making castagnelle. Photo: Deborah Grossman Rosetta Costantino rolls coffee-scented dough into thin ropes for castagnelle as if she’s made the cinnamon-almond cookies all her life. But the Italian-born cooking teacher and author didn’t finalize the recipe until she...
Berkeleyside
December 18, 2013 - 8:00am
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments. Update, 6:05 p.m.: Chase got it. This is on 8th Street between Bataan and Jones. Apparently it’s an old tire changer that a homeowner put in more than 30 years ago. Congratulations, Chase, on being this week’s winner (...
Berkeleyside
December 17, 2013 - 6:05pm
West Berkeley. Photo, taken on Dec. 16, 2013, by TJ Gehling (Another) Spare the Air day called for Wednesday Dec. 18 (STA) UC Berkeley senior/water rights advocate wins scholarship (Daily Cal) From Bensonhurst to Berkeley, via Skype (UCB) Family hopes for break in Berkeley cold-case murder (KTVU...
Oakland North
December 17, 2013 - 9:01am
A surveillance hub being assembled in Oakland could potentially be the largest and most comprehensive citywide surveillance system in California.
Richmond Confidential
December 16, 2013 - 7:44pm
U.S. Chemical Safety Board representatives and investigators on Monday recommended sweeping changes to the California petroleum industry following the August 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
Richmond Confidential
December 15, 2013 - 10:57pm
Brighter Beginnings (Brillantes Comienzos) no lucrativo del Este de la Bahía se ha asociado con First 5 (Primeros 5) Contra Costa en el lanzamiento de “Hello Baby” (Hola Bebe), un nuevo programa visitando-hogares en Richmond que provee apoyo y consejos para padres de familia a familias de bajos...
Richmond Confidential
December 15, 2013 - 10:50pm
Miembro del Concejo de la ciudad Jim Rogers introdujo una proclamación en la reunión del Concejo de la Ciudad el Martes reconociendo a la compañía petrolera por lanzar una iniciativa comunitaria revitalizadora de fondos del desarrollo económico y educación de $15.5 millones.
Richmond Confidential
December 15, 2013 - 10:45pm
Cuando representantes de Richmond visitaron China y Japón ellos lo convirtieron un viaje de 15 días. Esa expedición fue, en las palabras del Concejal Corky Booze, “estrictamente negocios.”
Oakland North
December 14, 2013 - 7:18pm
Residents came to Youth Uprising Saturday where volunteers and Oakland Police officials processed handguns and assault riffles people turned in voluntarily. The gun buyback event ended with an unofficial count of 145 guns received in about six hours.
Oakland North
December 13, 2013 - 1:14pm
Community events and activities for the weekend of December 13-15 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!
Richmond Confidential
December 13, 2013 - 9:39am
Richmond isn't the only town in the Bay Area that's in the midst of approving a major oil project. Other nearby refineries are also upgrading. And surrounding communities are looking to Richmond for lessons on how to insure that environmental standards are met.
Oakland North
December 12, 2013 - 5:02pm
In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
Oakland North
December 12, 2013 - 1:40pm
Our adoptable pet of the week is a beautiful and gentle 7-year-old dilute calico cat named Minuet.
Richmond Confidential
December 12, 2013 - 11:41am
Residents of Point Richmond are questioning a decision from the city's planning department that gives a green light for developers to build multi-million dollar projects that they say violate the city’s rules.
Richmond Confidential
December 11, 2013 - 7:49pm
Healthy Richmond hosts event to help residents get health insured.
Richmond Confidential
October 21, 2013 - 7:20pm
County Supervisor John Gioia wants to know if California’s prison realignment program is working in Contra Costa County, and after two years, he and others with an interest in law enforcement may be about to get some answers.
Oakland North
October 21, 2013 - 3:00pm
At Oakland's Fathom Studio, tech-savvy workers need only to follow one simple direction before finished products from dolls to prosthetic limbs materialize in 3D: “Just click print.”
Berkeleyside
October 21, 2013 - 2:00pm
Former judge Paul Seeman in 2012. Photo: ABC7 News Former judge Paul Seeman, 59, of Berkeley was today sentenced to five years of probation for mishandling a $250,000 loan from a 97-year-old Berkeley neighbor and stealing $5,648 from her. The accusations were less serious than those initially...
Richmond Confidential
October 21, 2013 - 1:22pm
Point Molate Beach Park reopens more than a decade after budgetary woes forced city officials to close its gates. The city spent $115,000 on minor improvements to the park to meet public safety and ADA requirements.
Berkeleyside
October 21, 2013 - 12:15pm
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. Pink icons are drug- or alcohol-related calls, and green ones show vandalism...