East Bay

Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
A man lost his leg in a train accident Monday at Gilman Street in Berkeley. Image: Google Maps Authorities say two Good Samaritans who sprung into action after a train accident took a man’s lower leg Monday morning may well have saved his life. The accident happened at about 10:40 a.m. Sean...
Oakland North
October 11, 2013 - 11:10am
Community events and activities for the weekend of October 11-13, 2013.
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 10:38am
The Berkeley Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying a suspect responsible for several thefts from local businesses in North Berkeley. They have released three images of the suspect. The thefts involve the suspect entering local businesses and targeting tip jars as well...
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 9:30am
Muscle Shoals opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, Oct. 11 Memo to filmmakers: if you’re planning to make a music documentary, please resist the temptation to call Bono’s agent. Judging from his recent appearances in rockumentaries about The Ramones, Leonard Cohen, Joe Strummer, and B...
Oakland North
October 11, 2013 - 8:13am
Stay up to date as commuters react to looming strike
Berkeleyside
October 11, 2013 - 7:00am
Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. Earlier this month, Berkeley Police detectives arrested two felons in Oakland and confiscated drugs, packaging materials and loaded handguns, according to court documents obtained by Berkeleyside this week. On Oct. 1, police served a...
Oakland North
October 11, 2013 - 12:15am
A Friday morning BART strike was averted, but the possibility remains as talks between union leaders and BART management will continue through the weekend.
Richmond Confidential
October 10, 2013 - 10:48pm
11:59 p.m. Update: Union representative Roxanne Sanchez said negotiations will continue through the weekend. If a deal is not reached by Sunday at midnight, a strike is still possible for Monday morning. Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Service Employee International Union...
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 9:30pm
By land or by sea, commuters will seek out other options
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 6:28pm
We’re on the ground near the Caltrain building for the BART negotiations. Stay tuned to Oakland North for updates.
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 6:25pm
As drama continues to build around BART contract negotiations, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is pushing legislation forward that would make a BART strike illegal while Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer works to gather support locally.
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 5:05pm
Cal fan. Photo: gina g10 Janet Yellen: Clearly the best candidate to head the Federal Reserve (Berkeley Blog) Oppo notes: UC Berkeley’s depleted defense (SB Nation) Developer revives historic West Berkeley factory (SF Biz Times) Investigating a grudge during a day in Berkeley (NYT) Woman...
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 4:00pm
Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest a lack of progress with BART negotiations.
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 4:00pm
This weekend’s event will include workshops on rape myths and culture, and survivor support. Photo: Ben Schumin A city-wide sexual assault awareness session will take place Saturday in Berkeley, prompted in part by the increase in reported rapes announced earlier this year, and a state...
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 3:00pm
The Ohlone mural, which has been restored, will be rededicated on Saturday Oct. 12. Photo: William Newton OHLONE MURAL CEREMONY The city of Berkeley is holding a rededication ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the Ohlone Mural. The mural, which depicts the creation story of the Ohlone...
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
The Bay Area attracts 40 percent of all venture capital in the United States, but minorities in the area are missing out. The Capital Connections Conference hopes to change that.
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 1:00pm
Media organizations everywhere are wrestling with how to create vibrant, civil online comments sections. Today Berkeleyside launches a new approach. Photo: THOR Recently, in a New York Times Magazine article about online commenting, writer Michael Erard suggested comments might be “the most...
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 12:31pm
This week’s image from Roger Jennings is of Downtown Oakland from Crocker Highlands on a recent September morning.
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 11:30am
Lorin Benedict plays Berkeley’s Jazzschool on Sunday: “[he] has crafted an uncanny vocal style employing words and phrases that can easily be mistaken for English, but in fact are entirely of his own invention.” From a late blooming jazz musician to a versatile flutist besotted...
Richmond Confidential
October 10, 2013 - 10:21am
A dozen rounds were fired at a home one block south of Kennedy High School yesterday afternoon. Police currently have no suspects in the case.
Richmond Confidential
October 10, 2013 - 9:48am
“There’s a place for you at U.C.,” Chancellor Dirks told the students. “You have to work to get there, but it's yours.”
Oakland North
October 10, 2013 - 9:00am
With the 60-day cooling-off period coming to an end, here's a rundown of events leading up to the potential BART strike
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 9:00am
Caffé Mediterraneum on Telegraph Avenue. Image: Google Maps A local coffee shop owner on Telegraph Avenue fought back after three teens with a gun tried to rob him in late September. The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged the young men with robbery this week. According to...
Berkeleyside
October 10, 2013 - 7:00am
The inaugural Sunday Streets in 2012 was such a success it’s back this year on Sunday Oct. 13. Photo: Alan Tobey This weekend, thousands of local residents are expected to leave their car at home, grab friends and family and walk the city’s beautiful streets for the second Sunday...
Crazy in Suburbia
October 9, 2013 - 8:23pm
Last Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the bleachers at Las Lomas High School, watching the Knights junior varsity team putting up a valiant struggle against the Acalanes Dons. It was a lovely, early October afternoon, T-shirt weather giving way to fall crispness as the sun went down and the...