Historical corner of north Berkeley is brought back to life When it was built over 100 years ago, the building on the corner of Sutter and El Dorado housed a grocery store, bakery and pharmacy (above), and the electric train went by. Long neglected, it is now being renovated by architect David Trachtenberg.
A.G. Ferrari closes Berkeley store as company declares bankruptcy CEO Paul Ferrari said the last thing he wanted to do was close the Italian deli chain’s Solano Avenue space. But the rent was too high and the street lacked foot traffic — an issue many Solano merchants are painfully aware of.
Berkeley releases safety plan to reduce guns at school BUSD released a plan this week to improve security at the high school, but didn’t address one of the major recommendations made by the police – to put security officers in uniform.
Pit-bull dog killed by police during house call When the BPD went to investigate a report of shots being fired in a back yard on Shattuck, a pet dog became the victim. The incident triggered a flood of comments by our readers.
Berkeley’s Park Station post office on Sacramento to close Our story on the imminent closure of this popular post office revived attempts to save it at the eleventh hour.

In the past three weeks, Berkeleyside has published a dozen stories on Berkeley High School’s recent gun activity. After breaking the news on March 22 that a gun had been fired on campus, we kept readers updated on events, we aired students’ views on the issue, we interviewed the school’s principal, and we wrote four investigative pieces that focused on parents’ reactions, students on probation, the school board’s response, and the role of BHS security staff. We make no apologies for the amount of time and coverage we have devoted to this subject which goes to the heart of the community and affects a large proportion of us directly. It is why we have had 935 comments to date from readers on our coverage, and why we will continue to dig for answers and endeavor to bring you as much objective information as we can about this critical subject.

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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...