West Berkeley: A pivotal moment [Slideshow] In the week that saw the Berkeley City Council vote in zoning changes for West Berkeley, we brought you a photo essay by John C. Osborn of an area that is poised for transformation (above: Berkeley Bowl West).
From psych ward to bagel mensch: meet the man behind Noah’s Bagels Noah Alper started his bagel business with a single storefront on College Avenue in 1989. Six years later it had expanded to 38 West Coast outlets and was sold for $100 million dollars.
A historic Berkeley house makes a journey across town to its new home Tom White and Dmitri Belser have a habit of restoring period homes, but even they probably didn’t anticipate how complex their project of moving two homes, one in two parts, would prove to be.
Construction accident at Berkeley’s Apple store red-tags neighboring businesses The semi-collapse of two walls at the site of the emerging Apple store on Fourth Street led to the evacuation Tuesday of several businesses, but no injuries. Builders Booksource reopened Friday morning.
Sumo Grub’s outrageous food captures TV attention This tells you all you need to know: six tempura-fried hamburger patties, all covered with different sauces, two fried slices of macaroni and cheese, five fried Twinkies, and a bunch of fried Oreos. It’s the “Six Feet Under”, and it costs $45.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...