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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...
Berkeleyside
October 14, 2013 - 5:05pm
“After a long hard days work..I usually chill out at the Aquatic Park and watch the sunset before heading home … Beautiful sunsets such as this calm me down and makes me feel much better. That way, I arrive home to my partner almost stress free .” Photo: Romancito Sanchez Cal...
Richmond Confidential
October 14, 2013 - 5:04pm
A driver whose car crashed into a tree Sunday evening was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
Oakland North
October 14, 2013 - 5:00pm
Fire stations throughout Oakland are shutting down for days at a time in response to a cost saving measure that came out of City Hall last year.
Berkeleyside
October 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
Mollie Katzen: “The semantic mission for me is to have ‘vegetarian’ become an adjective that describes food rather than a noun labeling a person.” Photo: Lisa Keating Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked with the publication of Moosewood Cookbook in the 1970s...
Berkeleyside
October 14, 2013 - 9:30am
Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. A man fingered in a photo line-up as responsible for a robbery in Berkeley in late August has been charged by the Alameda County district attorney’s office with four felonies and a misdemeanor, according to court papers. In a...
Berkeleyside
October 14, 2013 - 7:00am
Photo: Nancy Rubin People turned out in their thousands for Berkeley’s second Sunday Streets. There is no doubt that this city likes to go auto-free. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there. (If you haven’t already done so, check out Rubin’s new photo...
Oakland North
October 13, 2013 - 11:44pm
The Bay Area’s Monday commute won’t be affected by a BART strike, but workers make no promises about Tuesday.
Richmond Confidential
October 13, 2013 - 8:49pm
With a strike looming, many Richmond residents will need alternative commuting options. Here are just a few ways to get around:
Richmond Confidential
October 13, 2013 - 5:22pm
Thousands of women and children around the country have stopped receiving support by the federal supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, commonly known as WIC. Some are scrambling for childcare as federal money dries up for Head Start. But Richmond residents do not have to...
Richmond Confidential
October 13, 2013 - 10:44am
In the past, a limited number of SAT fee waivers were available to students who qualified for free and reduced-cost lunches. This year the school district will cover testing fees out of the general fund. The board says allowing students to take the test free of charge promotes a culture of college...
Berkeleyside
October 12, 2013 - 2:47pm
Join our speakers (above) and fellow idea mavens at the inaugural Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, Oct. 25-26 in downtown Berkeley. Register for your tickets or apply for a scholarship Two good Samaritans who sprang into action after witnessing a train accident on Monday, may have saved...
Oakland North
October 12, 2013 - 1:04pm
The law would have made Oakland the first in California to regulate the registration or licensing of firearms on a local level.
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 5:05pm
Stanley blue brick. Taken on Sept. 19, 2013. Photo: Pete Rosos Berkeley Jewish student union rejects J-Street affiliate (JTA) Berkeley to vary parking meter rates (Daily Cal) At Berkeley: London Film Festival review (The Guardian) UC alumna recounts her surreal escape from death (Daily Cal)...
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
The Aquatic mixed-use development at 800 University Ave. in Berkeley could open by September 2014. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A proposal for a new University Avenue mixed-use development, set to include 58 units, sailed through Berkeley zoning board review Thursday night, winning acclaim from...
Richmond Confidential
October 11, 2013 - 3:58pm
Chevron is teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to generate up to $1 million for education in October. Last year the initiative brought in $958,000 for the region.
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
Take 5 Café has opened at 3132 Sacramento St. in South Berkeley, something of a coffee shop desert. Photo: Take 5 Openings… TAKE 5 CAFE We brought you news in July that Glynis Fairley and Karen Rosen were working on opening a new coffee shop, Take 5 Café, at 3132 Sacramento St. (at Woolsey...
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 1:30pm
Isa Shisha: “Isa was waiting for the bus and listening/moving to music. I hesitated to disrupt her but glad I did.” Photo: Nancy Rubin Today Berkeleyside is honored to introduce an exciting new project by our longstanding contributing photographer Nancy Rubin. With Humans of Berkeley...
Richmond Confidential
October 11, 2013 - 1:30pm
The suspicious package that caused panic at the Social Security Administration building on Nevin Avenue this morning turned out to be nothing more than flashlights and batteries, Richmond Fire Chief Michael Banks said. About 375 people were evacuated at 10 a.m. after the suspicious package was...
Oakland North
October 11, 2013 - 1:07pm
Occupy Oakland marked its two-year anniversary Thursday with a celebratory gathering at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.
Richmond Confidential
October 11, 2013 - 12:41pm
By January Chevron expects to complete an environmental impact report that, if approved by the city council and regulatory agencies, would allow the company to resume construction on a $1 billion renovation project that the company said is essential to keeping the refinery profitable.