Millstone Hung Liu
Millstone, 1999 by Hung Liu, an Oakland artist who collaborates closely with Berkeley’s Paulson Bott Press. This week we wrote about the press and Liu’s relationship with its two founders.

This week’s most read article was our story about a young couple charged with elder abuse after authorities say they took about $842,000 from a man they were helping, some of which was spent on tuition at UC Berkeley and an Audi luxury coupé.

While just six months ago our weekly Bites column was reporting on as many restaurant closings as openings, recently the balance has swung in favor of launches. This week that includes new ventures from Bittersweet, Toast, Ramen Tomo, Smitten ice cream, and The Station.

Speaking of openings, readers were thrilled to read about Berkeley’s French-style bakery and patisserie Fournée opening its doors after a gestation of more than eight months.

Finally, and perhaps not surprisingly, readers perked up for Moriah Van Vleet’s recipe for a delicious gin and tonic cake (which uses Terroir Gin from Alameda’s St. George’s Spirits). So far, the post has been “liked” by 425 people on Facebook.

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